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Women's right to abortion is under increasing attack behind the former Iron Curtain, a UN-mandated expert group said on Tuesday.
A Palestinian teenager has been knocked down and killed by an Israeli military jeep during overnight clashes in a town in the southern West Bank.
A wave of attacks, including a series of car bombs minutes apart in Baghdad, killed 25 people as violence spirals amid fears of a revival of Iraq's brutal sectarian conflict.
The United States placed a Myanmar general on its sanctions blacklist for arms deals with North Korea that violated a UN Security Council embargo on buying weapons from Pyongyang.
Hundreds of Ukrainians attempted to storm a police building in Ukraine after two officers were accused of beating and raping a young woman.
The Jordanian government claims to have blocked 254 unlicensed news websites using powers under a 2012 law criticised as a threat to freedom of expression.
A Taliban truck bomb and gun attack killed nine people in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, destroying the entrance to a NATO supply company's compound.
Fukushima operator TEPCO said Tuesday it would ask Japan's nuclear watchdog for permission to restart reactors at the world's largest atomic power station.
Weary crews on Tuesday had still not gained ground against a fierce Arizona wildfire that has already killed 19 firefighters in the worst wildfire tragedy in 80 years.
As Edward Snowdens asylum options diminish, he may find a sympathetic ear in President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss Russia's support of the Syrian regime.
A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the northwestern Indonesian province of Aceh on Tuesday.
A United Arab Emirates court will deliver verdicts on Tuesday in the case of 94 Emiratis charged with plotting to overthrow the government.
The daughter of a Chinese grandmother has been ordered to visit her at least once every two months, in the first case under a new law to protect the elderly.
An unmanned Russian rocket carrying three navigation satellites crashed shortly after lift-off from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan.
Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in China have left at least 39 people dead, since the weekend.
A Chinese mother sent to a labour camp after demanding the men who kidnapped and raped her daughter be punished, appealed against the dismissal of her lawsuit for compensation.
An intercity bus plunged into a ravine outside the Peruvian capital Lima on Monday, killing at least 19 people and injuring another 15, police said.
Militants blew up a suicide car bomb at the gate to a NATO compound in Kabul early Tuesday and attacked guards with small-arms fire, killing four guards and two civilians.
The bodies of 19 young firefighters killed in America's deadliest wildfire in 80 years were removed in a cortege of white vans Monday, as experts probed how they perished.
Edward Snowden has thanked Ecuador for its support in his bid to avoid extradition to the US, saying the country was an "example to the world".
Islamist rebels in Syria's northern city of Aleppo issued an order on Monday banning women from dressing in what it considered provocative styles.
US President Barack Obama on Monday said he would fully inform European allies angry over allegations Washington had bugged their offices, once he had all the facts.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin says that National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden will have to stop leaking US secrets if he wants to get asylum in Russia.
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