Beijing (AFP) - China's air force has carried out its first ever military drill over the western Pacific Ocean, state media said, highlighting Beijing's growing military reach.
Singapore (AFP) - A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged Tuesday with jailable offences including obscenity and hurting religious feelings.
Tokyo (AFP) - A hapless armed robber in his 60s broke his leg while holding up a convenience store in Japan -- and then used the shop's payphone to call an ambulance, according to a report and police.
Again defending gay rights, Apple CEO Tim Cook warns that something dangerous is happening in the US, allowing discrimination against neighbours.
Athens (AFP) - With its dignity battered by six years of "humiliation" at the hands of its international creditors, cash-strapped Greece is turning to folk music and patriotism to restore its injured national pride.
Seoul (AFP) - North Korea has threatened "merciless punishment" against South Korea if it goes ahead with plans to open a UN field office in Seoul for monitoring the North's human rights record.
Johannesburg (AFP) - The official report into the police killing of 34 South African miners in 2012 is due to be submitted to President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, with rights groups demanding that its findings are published immediately.
Athens (AFP) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he wanted an "honest compromise" as the cash-strapped country wrangled with eurozone creditors over a new package of reforms needed to unlock vital bailout funds.
Several of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground in 2010 have lost their homes in floods in the same region.
A teenager in Singapore has been released on bail after being charged for posting a YouTube video titled "Lee Kuan Yew is finally dead".
A British study has found that teenagers who drink alcohol are significantly more likely to have used e-cigarettes.