Interpol said Tuesday it is making the war against cyber crime a main priority this year as online fraud crosses borders and increases in scope.
An Afghan official says four Education Ministry employees and a body guard have been killed by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan.
Maurice Sendak, the children's book author and illustrator who saw the sometimes dark side of childhood in books like "Where the Wild Things Are," has died. He was 83.
Mitt Romney was expected to pick up delegates from three more states on his way toward clinching the Republican presidential nomination, but moderate Sen. Richard Lugar's toughest re-election fight in his 36-year career was emerging as the highest-profile contest in four U.S. states voting on Tuesday.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has received her first passport in 24 years ahead of a planned trip to Norway and Britain.
Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova beat Czech opponents to reach the third round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday.
A South African judge on Tuesday ordered prosecutors to investigate whether Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's government committed human rights abuses against his rivals ahead of 2008 elections, a ruling that has grave political and practical implications.
A 48-year-old packer jumped down a rail track and died after he was hit by a Light Rapid Transit (LRT) train, a coroner's inquiry heard here on Tuesday.
About 2.5 million of Malaysians aged 25 and above are unmarried and more men are unmarried than women.
In one of the last state ceremonies before he hands over power, outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy will lead commemorations in Paris marking the end of World War II in Europe.
Police and security guards beat two Vietnamese state radio reporters who were watching them evict farmers from their land to make way for a privately built housing development, state media reported Tuesday.
The Red Cross has won permission to visit a second prison in Syria as fighting continues unchecked in some areas and 1.5 million people now struggle to meet basic needs for food, water, shelter, power and sanitation, officials said Tuesday.
A peeping Tom was sentenced to five years' corrective training and one stroke of the cane on Tuesday for trying to molest a woman in a female toilet at a shopping centre.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his new coalition government will promote a "responsible" peace process with the Palestinians.
If getting international attention is North Korea's goal, then there is nothing quite like detonating a nuclear device to make your adversaries sit up and take notice.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his new coalition government will hold serious talks about Iran's nuclear program.
A vehicle, specially designed to carry out critical rescue missions has been launched.
In a stunning reversal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called off early elections Tuesday after reaching an agreement to bring Israel's main opposition party into the government, a move that puts a more moderate face on his hawkish coalition.
Interpol has issued a so-called "red notice" for Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice president who is currently in Turkey.
A 13-year-old New York boy who played field hockey growing up in Ireland has been told that after two years on a girls' high school team, he's too skilled to be allowed to compete with — and against — girls next season.
A Chinese blogger is seeking compensation for a one-year labor camp sentence he received after posting a brief poem mocking now-disgraced politician Bo Xilai.
Australia's government said it will rein in defense spending and scale back promised increases in foreign aid as it tries to become the first major developed economy to balance its books after the global economic crisis.
Parents in Sierra Leone who claim their children were adopted without their permission in the late 90s say they support a new commission of inquiry set up to investigate the accusations.
Rights advocate Chen Guangcheng says the Chinese government has quietly promised him it will investigate abuses he and his family suffered at the hands of local authorities, in a rare instance of Beijing bowing to demands of an activist.
South African wildlife officials say a delivery truck driver who was going too fast slammed into a heard of impala, leaving seven dead antelope strewn along a road in the country's flagship Kruger National Park.
A lonely teenager in Singapore, not allowed to leave home without his mum's permission, invited another boy to his house one day and the two eventually became lovers, Nanyang Siang Pau reported.
America's ambassador to Pakistan is leaving this summer after almost two years in one of the country's most challenging diplomatic posts.
Japan's emperor and empress will visit Britain for the aniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's 60th year on the throne.
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen temporarily suspended new land concessions to private companies in an effort to ease political pressure over an issue that has triggered social unrest and occasional violence.
A Thai man in his 60s who became known as "Uncle SMS" after he was convicted of defaming Thailand's royal family in mobile phone text messages has died while serving his 20-year prison term, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Eight Indonesian maids have fallen to their deaths from high-rise apartments in Singapore this year, and officials at the Indonesia Embassy are pushing for a ban on cleaning outside windows.
Anti-regime activists have been quick to spoof Syria's parliamentary elections with a flurry of amateur, online videos lampooning a vote they say aims to put a shiny gloss on the authoritarian rule of President Bashar Assad and cover up its fierce crackdown on protesters.
Syrians have voted in parliamentary elections that the government praised as a milestone in promised political reforms, but the opposition boycotted the polls and said they were designed to strengthen President Bashar Assad's grip on power.
While many Malaysians wait for Indonesian maids to arrive, Tenaganita executive director Irene Fernandez has advised Jakarta not to send workers of any category to this country.
Targeting middle-class voters, President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled a sweeping US$25 million ad campaign whose centerpiece is a commercial portraying him as the steward of a US economic comeback and confronting Republican criticism that recovery has sputtered on his watch.
The world’s fattest man has started dieting after doctors told him he won’t reach 50 unless he loses weight.
The Ministry of Health is expanding its spot checks for hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) to include private enrichment centers that take in preschool to primary schoolchildren.
Beijing on Monday slammed Manila's attempt to "rename" Huangyan Island as China is set to launch its first deepwater oil rig in the South China Sea.
The Israeli president's office is confirming that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled early elections.
Chile's new teachers have received a failing grade.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he expects to return to Venezuela in the coming days after finishing his latest round of cancer treatment, and is looking ahead to this year's re-election campaign.
Compost, "crack" and something called cereal milk are unlikely ingredients that have propelled Christina Tosi to the head of her culinary class.
More bad news about Americans' waistlines: The obesity epidemic may be slowing, but the number of obese adults is likely to keep going up.
Al-Jazeera's sole English-language reporter in China has been expelled, the pan-Arab news network said Tuesday. It's the first time since 1998 that Beijing has kicked out an accredited foreign journalist.
China-based hackers are reportedly targeting US-based Google Inc and Intel Corp.
Reservoirs, power plants and other facilities such as landfills could be put together beneath the ground in order to save precious land, under an option to be studied by the government.
The Malaysian government is ramping up pressure on the opposition over a massive rally that turned violent, with senior national leaders, police and clerics weighing in on the issue.
SHARES across the region had their worst session in months after investors took fright at weekend election results in Greece and France.
When Yusof Ishak was appointed Yang Dipertuan Negara, or head of state, of Singapore in 1959, he received two medallions – one each from the Sultan of Brunei and Malaysia's king.
Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng has expressed confidence that the Chinese government will keep to a deal allowing him and his family to leave for the United States, but is unsure how long it will take for him to get the official approval to go.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once again rejected calls for her to make a new White House run but said she hoped to see a woman elected as the president of the United States during her lifetime.
Myanmar's military has smart people who have no intention of seizing power again, as the country transitions from military regime to democracy, said a political adviser to President Thein Sein.
The top police officers of Chongqing who were once confidants of the city's fallen leader Bo Xilai were either locked up in police custody, had disappeared without a trace, or turned upon him to fuel his downfall, media outside mainland China reported.
A three-party dialogue involving India, China and the United States will be essential in the future, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said, in a sign that ties between the world's two largest democracies are still going strong.
A cat that got national attention for tipping the scales at 18 kilograms has died from apparent complications of his morbid obesity, an animal shelter said Monday.
Britain's Prince Harry met with wounded service members and helped plant a tree at the British Ambassador's residence in Washington during his first visit to the US capital.
Israeli media reports early Tuesday indicate that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached an agreement with the Kadima opposition party for a unity government, canceling an early election.
A former police officer who grabbed a schoolteacher off the street and sexually attacked her was sentenced Monday to at least three quarters of a century in prison after being convicted of high-level sex charges, though a jury couldn't decide whether he was guilty of rape.
A challenge to a Republican stalwart in the Senate in Tuesday's Indiana primary election could, once again, backfire and play into the hands of Democrats who are struggling to retain control of the upper chamber in Congress.
Asserting that cyberattacks against the US do not come only from China, the US and Chinese defense ministers say they have agreed to work together on cybersecurity issues to avoid miscalculations that could lead to future crises.
Gary Coleman's ex-wife wants a judge to award her the child TV star's estate.
Eight rare Mexican wolf pups have been born at a preserve in the New York City suburbs, a development that could aid the federal program that has reintroduced the endangered species to the wild.
Who won Mexico's presidential debate? According to the media and Twitter frenzy, at least, the victor wasn't any candidate but a curvaceous model in a tight gown who puzzled millions by appearing on stage for less than 30 seconds during the showdown.
A Roman Catholic church official charged with handling child sexual-abuse complaints for more than a decade had little to no training on how to conduct the sensitive investigations, a jury heard Monday.
The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a US-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, The Associated Press has learned.
A federal jury failed to agree on a pivotal issue in Oracle's copyright-infringement case against Google, blunting the impact of its finding that Google relied on another company's technology to build its popular Android software for mobile devices.
A group of pro-government non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and a pro-opposition group almost "clashed" when they inadvertently came face to face at the federal police headquarters grounds in Bukit Aman today to hand over their pledge of loyalty and memorandum respectively to police.
All government servants from the Sikh community will be given a day off on Vaisakhi Day from next year.
The West African regional group ECOWAS said Monday it believes a solution will be found soon to the crisis in Guinea-Bissau and is calling for "sacrifices and compromises" by supporters and opponents of last month's military coup.
President Barack Obama's election-year vagueness on gay marriage is coming under fresh scrutiny.
The government has given the assurance that Malaysia is free of mad cow disease and has never faced any case of the scourge for the last 10 years.
Militants who have vowed allegiance to al-Qaeda attack security forces in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula close to Israel and enjoy unchallenged control of two border towns. Radical Islamists in Cairo chant anti-US slogans and dream of turning the most populous Arab country into a religious state.
The police have defended their use of tear gas during the Bersih 3.0 rally on April 28, saying it was not harmful to human health.
Investigating judges sent 293 Egyptians to trial Monday on charges of resisting authorities, damaging public property and carrying knives and fire bombs during an anti-government protest last year.