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.
Beijing (AFP) - Yang Xu scored but then saw red for a Diego Maradona-style handball as Shandong Luneng crashed 4-1 to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
Washington (AFP) - Israel's prime minister addresses the US Congress on Tuesday in an increasingly heated battle with the White House over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, as negotiations resume in Switzerland.
Montreux (Switzerland) (AFP) - Iran and the United States Tuesday returned to the negotiating table for a second day of talks, as a political storm over the issue unfolded thousands of miles away in Washington.
Bali's prosecutor says Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will leave on Wednesday for the penal island where they will be executed.
Tokyo (AFP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has already lost three ministers to political funding scandals, faced questions Tuesday over claims that a branch of his ruling party received illegal donations.
Muscovites have farewelled Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, filing past his coffin, as condemnation of the Kremlin grows over his murder.