A Myanmar journalist, dissident and political prisoner, Win Tin who was a close aide to opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has died.
A pro-Kremlin political leader in Russia allegedly told to male aids to “violently” rape a pregnant journalist after she asked a question about sanctions against Ukraine.
Sydney (Australia) (AFP) - Former Australian state premier Neville Wran has died at the age of 87, prompting tributes from both sides of politics Monday for the man who led New South Wales in the 1970s and 80s.
A 31-year-old college drop-outs life was changed forever when he suffered a brain injury after a mugging at a Washington karaoke bar.
Washington (AFP) - Five years after refashioning US foreign policy to emphasize Asia, President Barack Obama will face questions over his strategy's content and staying power in the region this week.
Kiev (AFP) - A business card brandished by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine as proof that a deadly attack on their checkpoint was the work of ultra-nationalists quickly became an object of derision on the Internet.
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's trade deficit quadrupled on-year in March to $14 billion, data showed Monday, with a weak yen compounding surging imports as consumers rushed to buy ahead of a rise in sales tax.
Boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose wrongful double murder conviction inspired songs and a film, has died aged 76.
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated a tree to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine Monday, but did not visit the memorial which is seen by China and South Korea as a symbol of Japan's militarist past.
An appeal has been launched by the Himalayan Trust to raise funds for the families of the sherpas killed in an avalanche on Mt Everest.
Three people managed to parachute safely from a plane before it crashed in Finland, killing eight people.
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