Bangkok (AFP) - Two Thai television channels affiliated to the opposition Red Shirt movement will be taken off air for seven days for "violating" junta orders, an official said on Tuesday, in the latest strike against freedom of expression in the military-ruled kingdom.
Hong Kong (AFP) - It is a crime that shocked Hong Kong -- two young Indonesian women found dead in the upmarket apartment of a British banker, the decaying body of one of them stuffed into a suitcase.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - A Malaysian court convicted and sentenced a local fishmonger to death on Tuesday for the murder of two British medical students last year, his defence lawyer said.
Lausanne (AFP) - Marathon talks aimed at stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons entered their final scheduled day Tuesday with global powers racing to agree a framework deal by a midnight deadline.
Doctors treating the co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane had no recent signs he intended to hurt himself or others.
Hagatna (Guam) (AFP) - Meteorologists warned on Tuesday that a storm reported to have left several casualties in Micronesia was building into a super typhoon as it swept across the central Pacific and headed towards the Yap group of islands.
Beijing (AFP) - China's air force has carried out its first ever military drill over the western Pacific Ocean, state media said, highlighting Beijing's growing military reach.
Singapore (AFP) - A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged Tuesday with jailable offences including obscenity and hurting religious feelings.
Tokyo (AFP) - A hapless armed robber in his 60s broke his leg while holding up a convenience store in Japan -- and then used the shop's payphone to call an ambulance, according to a report and police.
Again defending gay rights, Apple CEO Tim Cook warns that something dangerous is happening in the US, allowing discrimination against neighbours.
Athens (AFP) - With its dignity battered by six years of "humiliation" at the hands of its international creditors, cash-strapped Greece is turning to folk music and patriotism to restore its injured national pride.