London (AFP) - England, the home of some of the world's elite schools and universities, is calling in maths teachers from China to help boost standards after scoring poorly in international rankings, officials announced Wednesday.
Australia wants China to be more open about its military motives in the region.
Karachi (AFP) - Street battles between two rival gangs armed with RPGs and machine guns killed at least 16 people -- including four women -- in Pakistan's Karachi on Wednesday, officials said.
The BBC and Facebook have a topped a poll of the most popular British websites.
The damaged door and cricket bat found in the house of Oscar Pistorius on the night he shot Reeva Steenkamp dead have been shown in court.
An Oklahoma judge is expected to rule if two of the teens charged with murdering Australian baseballer Chris Lane will stand trial.
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - North Korea is becoming more and more adept at dodging international sanctions, a panel of experts said in a report presented Tuesday to the United Nations.
Sydney woman Leeza Ormsby remains uncharged and locked up in a Bali police cell, one month after being arrested at the scene of a drug raid.
Sydney (AFP) - Australian police on Monday said they had arrested a man after a drone allegedly carrying drugs was seen "hovering in the vicinity of a prison".
New Delhi (AFP) - India's home minister on Wednesday vowed to exact revenge for a deadly ambush by Maoist rebels, as undercover agents tried to track down the attackers in their forest hideouts.
Michael Schumacher's family is “confident” the Formula One legend will recover from a life-threatening skiing accident that left him with severe brain injuries, a spokeswoman says.
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