Tehran (AFP) - Iran's foreign minister rejected Tuesday as "unacceptable" remarks by US President Barack Obama who said a minimum 10-year nuclear deal offered the best hope of avoiding an atomic-armed Tehran.
Moscow (AFP) - A Ukrainian airforce pilot who has been on hunger strike in a Russian jail for 81 days will be transferred to a civilian hospital if her health deteriorates, the prison service said Tuesday.
Mumbai (AFP) - India's western state of Maharashtra has introduced a ban on beef so strict that even possession could land you in jail for five years, media reports and the chief minister said Tuesday.
Kiev (AFP) - The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany have agreed to send observers to flashpoint sites in eastern Ukraine as sporadic deadly attacks continue to rattle a shaky truce, Kiev said Tuesday.
Kabul (AFP) - Afghan officials said Tuesday they were setting up emergency power lines to supply the capital Kabul a week after deadly avalanches caused by heavy snow plunged the city into darkness.
Santiago (AFP) - A volcano in southern Chile began erupting early Tuesday forcing the evacuation of some 3,600 people in nearby towns, the government said.
Islamabad (AFP) - Pakistan and India held their first high-level talks for nearly a year on Tuesday, with a senior Indian diplomat hailing the meeting in Islamabad as "positive and constructive".
Paris (AFP) - Madonna wants to "sit down and have a drink" with France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen to hear out the woman she once demonised on stage by showing a picture of her with a swastika on her forehead.
Denpasar (Indonesia) (AFP) - Two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia will be transferred Wednesday from their jail on Bali to an island off Java where they will be put to death, an official said.
Beijing (AFP) - Factory employment has been falling for more than a year in the workshop of the world as Chinese growth slows, and analysts expect more intervention by the central bank after its second interest rate cut in just three months.
Tegucigalpa (AFP) - Fourteen-year-old Cristian competes with stray dogs, scavenging birds and hundreds of other trash-pickers for food at a Honduran dump, but when the army offers him a square meal, he warily declines.