• Execution of US woman postponed; problem with drug

    Corrections officials have postponed the U.S. state of Georgia's first execution of a woman in 70 years, citing problems with the lone drug that would be used for the lethal injection.

  • Malaysia's new anti-terror law includes detention without trial

    Malaysia's new anti-terrorism act that will be tabled in parliament this month will include provisions that allow for detention without trial and the implementation of the Electronic Monitoring Device (EMD), it was reported.

  • Philippines warns against Korean marriage brokers

    South Korean nationals who run international marriage agencies in the Philippines may be subject to legal punishment including prison terms, the Philippines government recently told Seoul.

  • Australia sending more troops to Iraq to train local forces

    Australia will send more troops to Iraq to help train local security forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday.

  • Bus carrying Chinese opera troupe falls off cliff, 20 killed

    Chinese state media says a bus carrying an opera troupe has fallen off a cliff in central China, killing 20 people.

  • US wants boat panels brought to court to show Tsarnaev note

    Prosecutors want panels of the boat in which Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding to be brought to court to show jurors what they say is his written confession. His lawyers want them to see the entire bullet-ridden boat.

  • Tension mounts in East Sea over military drills

    North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea in an apparent protest against the annual South Korea-US military drills that began Monday.

  • Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip

    Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on football and film Tuesday with an agenda that includes a movie premiere and an appointment to watch Premier League-trained coaches kicking balls around with students.

  • Italian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier

    A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said.

  • China's tough new law hits 350 polluters

    The revised environmental protection law showed its teeth in its first two months, with more than 350 polluters receiving severe punishments, the national environmental watchdog said on Monday.

  • Ebola survivor leaves US after recovery to return to Africa

    An American missionary who survived the Ebola virus is returning to the West African country where she was infected last year.

  • Official: Man on most-wanted terror list detained in Somalia

    A U.S. law enforcement official says a former taxi driver from northern Virginia included on the FBI's list of most-wanted terrorists has been detained in Somalia.

  • Sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle arrested in rape

    A high-risk sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle is being held on $1 million bail after authorities charged him with raping a 69-year-old woman.

  • 'Black Madam' falls ill after 2 days of colorful testimony

    An underground "body sculptor" charged in the death of a London dancer has tangled with a prosecutor who believes her ever-changing names, addresses and business ventures are the work of a classic con.

  • Man accused of al-Qaida plot tells US jury he's no terrorist

    A Pakistani man who's acting as his own attorney at a U.S. terror trial told a jury in closing arguments Monday that he was busy chasing women on the Internet at the time of his arrest — not plotting death and destruction at a busy British shopping mall.

  • Watchdog: 2 Syrian chemical weapons facilities destroyed

    The global chemical weapons watchdog said in a new report that it has destroyed two Syrian chemical weapons facilities and expects the destruction of all 12 facilities to be completed this summer.

  • NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet Ceres

    A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet.

  • EU gives member states right block GM crops

    The European Union is giving member states the power to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops even if they have been approved by the bloc's food safety authority.

  • Journalist jailed for online post freed from Myanmar prison

    A journalist who was arrested for a Facebook post mocking Myanmar's leaders was freed from jail Monday without charge.

  • Pollution documentary attracts huge interest in China

    A slick new documentary on China's environmental woes has racked up more than 28 million online views in two days, underscoring growing concern in the country over the impact of air, water and soil pollution.

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