Hong Kong (AFP) - British banker Rurik Jutting appeared before a packed courtroom in Hong Kong on Thursday accused of the murder of two young Indonesian women whose mutilated bodies were found in his apartment.
Bangkok (AFP) - The Thai junta's decision to lift martial law was denounced by critics Thursday as cosmetic, with key ally Washington warning that replacement emergency security measures would do little to loosen the military's grip on power.
Melbourne (AFP) - A spurned Chinese woman sobbed hysterically in court on Thursday after being accused of killing a four-year-old boy in Australia with garden shears before laying in wait for his grandmother and stabbing her to death.
A US man cannot continue his efforts to salvage what he believes are platinum bars worth almost $4 billion off Cape Cod.
Sydney (AFP) - Fifty-five dead greyhounds have been found dumped in Australia and spent rifle cartridges seen nearby, police said, with the grisly discovery coming on the heels of a live baiting scandal rocking the dog racing industry.
Hagatna (Guam) (AFP) - Residents in storm wrecked areas of Micronesia appealed for help Thursday as a clean-up began on the worst affected islands after Super Typhoon Maysak swept through the region on its way towards the Philippines.
An excavation has uncovered one of Britain's largest medieval cemeteries, containing more than 1000 'perfectly preserved' skeletons.
Mexico City (AFP) - Eight firefighting vessels with water cannon battled a blaze on a Mexican offshore oil platform for hours, an inferno that killed four workers and forced 300 to be evacuated.
Mexico City (AFP) - An explosion and a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform operated by Mexico's Pemex on Wednesday, killing at least four workers, injuring 16 and forcing 300 to be evacuated.
Mexico City (AFP) - Some desperate parents of 43 missing Mexican students have turned to a drug gang leader for help to locate the young men, saying the government has failed them.
A plane has been forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger allegedly attacked a flight attendant over a missing sandwich.