Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong military veterans who served in the British armed forces are going into battle against their former colonial ruler over their right to live in Britain.
Bangkok (AFP) - Thailand's revered but ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance on Tuesday, leaving the hospital where he has been convalescing for much of the past few months.
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Norway ranks as the world's best place to be a mother, well ahead of the United States which dropped to the 33rd spot in the annual scorecard released by Save the Children on Monday.
Beijing (AFP) - European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said crises in Ukraine and other global hotspots will be on the agenda at talks in Beijing beginning Tuesday, Chinese state media reported.
Sydney (AFP) - Australia faced growing calls Tuesday to crack down on the exploitation of migrants labouring in farms and factories, after a television investigation claimed foreigners toiled in conditions akin to "slave labour".
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".
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.
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.
Padang Besar (Thailand) (AFP) - The two boys in the back of the Thai police pickup truck were terrified.
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's meteorological agency on Tuesday issued a warning to limit access to the popular hot springs resort of Hakone after a nearby volcano became active and began belching steaming gas.
A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, sending frightened residents fleeing from their homes, but a threatened tsunami passed without incident, seismologists said.