More than 1 100 people have died in a major heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures nearing 50°C in some areas.
Police have opened a homicide investigation into the death of BB King following accusations that he was poisoned.
A Chinese state-owned newspaper has warned the US that their continued resistance to the building of artificial islands will lead to a full-blown war.
John Nash, the Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash Sunday.
Washington's envoy will have to straddle a tightrope in the delicate process to end civil war.
Under a new law, international organisations deemed to be unfriendly can be banned and Russians linked to them can be fined and jailed.
A three-month pilot scheme would have imposed strict new controls on thousands of Palestinians with permits to work in Israel,
The mainland's control of bookshops and media outlets has led to soft censorship and restrictions on what people can read in Hong Kong.
The left-wing Podemos party neglected the 'indignados' and faces stagnant elections.
Myanmar, the US and Southeast Asian envoys are preparing for talks, following Malaysia's announcement that it would assist migrants stranded at sea.
Greece will not be able to pay the International Monetary Fund on June 5 unless foreign lenders disburse more aid to the debt-ridden country.
A Colombian landslide has wiped everything in its wake, nearly obliterating the small town of Santa Margarita.
The EU is considering fielding a naval force to deal with increasingly deadly Mediterranean crossings, but the plan would have to favour with the UN.
Enough documentary evidence has been accumulated to prosecute the Syrian president.
Despite his unusually pragmatic outlook, Turgeman predicted that periodic conflict with Hamas in Gaza appeared inevitable.
But, more importantly, how much more will the top brass of North Korea tolerate?
Fuming loved ones blame the factory's disregard for their workers and poor safety standards for the rising death toll, currently at 72.
Carole Cadwalladr speaks to victims, already desperate after the first earthquake, whose circumstances have become even more dire.
Weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8 000 people, another strong one shook Nepal in the capital Kathmandu on Tuesday.