Lausanne (AFP) - Tough negotiations to end a decade-long standoff over Iran's suspect nuclear programme move into top gear Saturday, seeking to overcome stubborn hurdles as both sides urged painful compromises.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for global support for a proposed Asian development bank during the Boao Forum for Asia.
Prague (AFP) - Two young Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 have been freed and are now in the Czech Republic, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Saturday.
Singapore (AFP) - More than 330,000 people, equivalent to 10 percent of Singapore's citizen population, have visited parliament to pay their respects to the late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew ahead of his cremation, officials said Saturday.
A US pilot who scared passengers by yelling during a flight is suing JetBlue Airways for ignoring warning signs he was not well before the plane took off.
Sanaa (AFP) - Heavy bombing shook Yemen's capital for a third night, residents said Saturday, as President Barack Obama said the United States shared a "collective goal" with its regional ally Saudi Arabia to see stability in the war-torn state.
At least 17 people have been killed in an attack and a siege at a hotel in Somalia.
Manila (AFP) - Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top spot as the number one taxpayer in the Philippines, government records showed Saturday.
Sniffer dogs have been called in to help search for two people missing after what's believed was a gas explosion levelled three New York buildings.
Sydney (Australia) (AFP) - Australia on Saturday said it was inviting views from the public on what the nation's greenhouse gas emissions reduction target should be post-2020, before it announces the goal mid-year.
After an eight-year legal battle, American Amanda Knox has finally been cleared in Italy of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.