President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday sought to defuse a massive protest movement sweeping Brazil, acknowledging the need for better public services and more responsive governance as demonstrations continued in some cities around the country.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast of Russian GDP growth in 2013 from 3.4 percent to 2.5 percent, head of the IMF mission said.
Protestors have reportedly hacked the official website for the Brazil Football World Cup 2014 and replaced the site with a video of a violent police response to a peaceful protest.
The Supreme Court today agreed to give an urgent hearing to a PIL on the issue of US National Security Agency snooping on Internet data from India and seeking to initiate action against Internet companies for allowing the agency to access the information.
The Taliban today claimed responsibility for an overnight attack in Afghanistan that killed four US troops, just hours after Washington said its officials would meet the insurgents for talks.
Barack Obama will Wednesday propose major cuts in US and Russian nuclear stocks, making a pitch for his own place in history in an evocative open-air speech during his first visit as president to Berlin.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will not leave the sanctuary of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London even if Sweden stops pursuing sexual assault claims against him because he fears arrest on the order of the United States.
The Taliban and the US said on Tuesday they will hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan, as the international coalition formally handed over control of the country's security to the Afghan army and police.
Suspected Islamists shot dead nine students as they sat an exam in an attack on a private school in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, local people said Tuesday.
India and France sign pact for waiver of visas for short-term diplomatic visits to encourage nuclear cooperation, Noopur Tiwari reports.
Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the parent body of banned terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba that carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has been allocated over Rs. 61 million by Pakistan's Punjab province government headed by PM Nawaz Sharif's PML-N party.
Researchers have developed a method, which helps them to print physical samples of artificial bones in just a few hours.
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In addition to relinquishing lead responsibility for security, the US said Tuesday it will be holding direct talks with the Taliban in support of the Afghan reconciliation process, Yashwant Raj reports.