London (AFP) - Britain's political leaders on Tuesday began a final push for votes ahead of this week's knife-edge election, even as they prepared for the likelihood of protracted coalition talks once polls close.
Kathmandu (AFP) - Nepalese authorities said on Tuesday that a vast army of emergency workers was finally managing to deliver aid to stranded survivors of a massive earthquake as the death toll from the disaster rose to 7,557.
Sydney (AFP) - An inquisitive koala nicknamed "Blinky Bill" has sauntered into the emergency department of an Australian hospital, exploring the waiting room for several minutes before wandering back out.
New Delhi (AFP) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first visit to China next week, seeking to overcome strains between the nuclear-armed rivals over a border dispute and Beijing's growing regional clout.
Bangkok (AFP) - Investigators probing human trafficking in southern Thailand have discovered five graves at a second jungle camp believed to hold the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, police said Tuesday.
Riyadh (AFP) - Gulf monarchs gathered Tuesday for an extraordinary summit amid growing international concern over the Saudi-led air war against Shiite rebels in Yemen and a deepening regional threat from jihadists.
Shanghai (AFP) - The Chinese government said on Tuesday it will scrap long-standing state price controls on most medicines, effective June 1, as part of market-oriented reforms.
Brisbane (Australia) (AFP) - Beijing Guoan reached the AFC Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday but Australia's Brisbane Roar crashed out with a 2-1 defeat to Urawa Red Diamonds.
Berlin (AFP) - Many faced social stigma and were long kept in the dark about their true parental origins, with birth certificates that usually said "father unknown".
Mogadishu (AFP) - John Kerry made a surprise trip to Somalia on Tuesday, becoming the first US secretary of state to visit the war-ravaged Horn of Africa nation.
Paris (AFP) - After being blackballed by France's far-right National Front, party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on Tuesday hit back at its current leader, his daughter, saying it would be "scandalous" if she were to be elected president of France.