• Chinese minority scholar indicted for separatism

    An outspoken Chinese minority scholar has been indicted on separatism charges amid continuing anti-government violence in the country's far west.

  • Former Lebanese MP mistakenly shoots himself

    Lebanon's state-run news agency says a former member of parliament shot himself by mistake and seriously wounded himself while cleaning his pistol.

  • Officials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region

    Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.

  • We feel you

    South Korean students hold flowers for victims and as they demand an end to the Gaza war during a rally against the Israeli military operations in Gaza and the West Bank and to wish for peace near the Israeli Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday.

  • Nearly 150 feared trapped in landslide in India

    An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains.

  • Libyan official: Assailants abduct, free lawmaker

    A Libyan security official says assailants abducted a lawmaker and former prime minister from his home in the capital, Tripoli, but released him hours later.

  • A hazy Eid in Malaysia

    The Eid celebration turned out to be a hazy one nationwide with many areas recording unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) readings.

  • Deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce

    An Israeli shelling on a UN school in Gaza killed 20 people early Wednesday, medics said, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire.

  • Australia's treatment of child asylum-seekers 'abuse': churches

    The Australian government Wednesday rejected a report from church leaders describing its treatment of child asylum-seekers as "state-sanctioned abuse", saying such claims were "offensive".

  • Phobia for air travel soars after MH370 and MH17 disasters

    Flight phobia is on the rise in the country following a spate of air disasters.