The penalty phase of Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial is set to begin in federal court and will decide whether he gets death or life in prison.
Manila (AFP) - Manny Pacquiao's face is on shirts, dolls and postage stamps, his life story is playing in movie houses and millions are getting ready to party as the Philippine boxing hero's "fight of the century" nears.
Sydney (AFP) - Three people died as Sydney and surrounding areas were lashed by wild weather on Tuesday with trees felled, power cuts hitting thousands of homes and sand drifts sweeping inland off the iconic Bondi beach.
Mexico City (AFP) - Mexican prosecutors and federal police internal affairs are investigating claims that officers killed 16 unarmed civilians in January, authorities said Monday, in the latest abuse allegations to hit security forces.
At 2.8m long and 1.6m high, the fossilised skull of Lung Wong (The Dragon King) is the biggest and most complete skull of any animal that has walked the Earth.
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's leader Shinzo Abe risked Chinese and Korean ire on Tuesday by sending an offering to a controversial war shrine, and saying he may not repeat a formal apology for the country's World War II rampage.
Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian court could sentence deposed president Mohamed Morsi to death Tuesday in the first verdict against the Islamist nearly two years after the army ousted him.
Catania (Italy) (AFP) - Italian police have arrested two suspected people traffickers among the survivors of the migrant boat that capsized off Libya on Sunday, as the UN said 800 people were killed in the Mediterranean?s worst migrant disaster.
The captain and a crew member of a shipwrecked boat off Libya, in which the UN says 800 people died, have been arrested on people-smuggling offences.
Sydney (AFP) - Australian police on Tuesday charged a second man with terrorism-related offences, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott urged the public not to be deterred by fears of an alleged plot inspired by Islamic State.
Sydney (AFP) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, whose government introduced tough measures to stop asylum-seeker boats, said on Tuesday the European Union should follow suit, describing it as the only way to end deaths at sea.