Millions of residents of India’s capital lined up yesterday to cast their votes in city polls that are expected to serve as an indication of how Indians will vote in next year’s national elections.
Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit, the Congress party’s top elected official,FULL STORY
Australia’s secret service has raided the Canberra homes of a lawyer and a former spy who intend to allege in an international court in The Hague that Australia bugged the East Timorese Cabinet ahead of sensitive oil and gas revenue-sharing negotiations.
The spying allegations come aFULL STORY
British Prime Minister David Cameron faced demands for the return of priceless artifacts looted from Beijing in the 19th century yesterday, the last day of his visit to China.
Cameron traveled to the southwestern city of Chengdu on the third day of what embassy officials saidFULL STORY
Fugitive drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero sent a letter to the Mexican government asking officials not to give in to the US’ demand for his capture and extradition to try him for the 1985 killing of a US federal agent.
Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo KaramFULL STORY
A senior commander for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was gunned down yesterday outside his home in southern Beirut, security officials said. Hezbollah blamed Israel for the killing, something an official there quickly denied.
Hezbollah immediately announced the death of Hassan al-Laqis and describedFULL STORY
An indigenous leader who for decades fought for his people’s right to live on their ancestral lands was murdered in Brazil’s Mato Grosso do Sul state, police said on Tuesday.
Ambrosio Vilhalva, a Guarani tribal elder, was stabbed to death on Sunday at the entrance ofFULL STORY
An animal rights group is asking New York courts to recognize scientific evidence of emotional and cognitive abilities in chimpanzees and to grant the animals “legal personhood” so that they are ensured better treatment.
Nonhuman Rights Project, a nonprofit founded in 2007 by Massachusetts lawyer StevenFULL STORY
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle, seen as his nephew’s political regent and one of the most powerful men in the country, has apparently been ousted and several associates executed, South Korea’s spy agency said yesterday.
The National Intelligence Service (NIS) told a parliamentary committee thatFULL STORY
Thai police abandoned their defense of the besieged government headquarters yesterday, allowing unruly protesters to cross barricades in a dramatic move that eased tensions ahead of the revered king’s birthday.
Several days of street battles between demonstrators and security forces suddenly gave way to hugs andFULL STORY
Hong Kong reported its first case of a form of bird flu that killed 45 people in eastern China, suggesting the virus is spreading further south in poultry.
A 36-year-old Indonesian domestic helper is in critical condition after being infected with the new H7N9 flu strain,FULL STORY