The White House rejected a call on Tuesday to pardon Edward Snowden, saying that the former intelligence contractor should "be judged by a jury of his peers" for leaking US government secrets.
The Boy Scouts of America voted on Monday to end a controversial 105-year-old ban on homosexual males holding adult leadership positions in the organisation, with some exceptions for religious groups.
The nationwide death toll from this month's flash floods in various parts of Pakistan rose to 81 on Tuesday as floodwater inundated hundreds of villages, leaving thousands of people homeless, authorities said.
At least 25 people were killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning on three communities in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, military and police sources said.
At least 24 people were killed and 24 others injured in a fire at a three-storey furniture factory on Tuesday, reportedly triggered by a gas cylinder explosion, in the Egyptian Capital's outskirts, officials said.
The chief priest of China's iconic Shaolin Temple, known for its martial arts traditions, is has been accused of having sexual relations with women followers including Buddhist nuns, a charge refuted by the temple as "groundless".
In a victory for animal rights activists, Nepalese temple authorities said on Tuesday they would end a centuries-old Hindu tradition of mass animal slaughter during Gadhimai festival that attracts hundreds of thousands of worshippers.
Sri Lanka's former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa vowed on Tuesday to reclaim power in a general election
A member of the upper chamber of Britain's Parliament quit House of Lords on Tuesday, apologizing for causing "pain and embarrassment" after he was filmed allegedly snorting cocaine during sessions with sex workers.
A blunder by employees of a cash dispenser firm in US made a man rich by $1,50,000 after one of the workers mistakenly left the bag filled with cash on a lawn and forgot it.
Keith Vaz, the longest serving MP of Asian origin, has called for the Kohinoor diamond to be returned to India during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to London in November.
China’s elite Peking University (PKU) on Tuesday remembered former president APJ Abdul Kalam with the warmth and respect of a peer.
Participants of an Australian reality TV show were attacked by Islamic State militants in Syria during their trip retracing refugees' journeys, saying they had extensive security preparations.
A Libyan court has sentenced a son of Moammar Gadhafi to death in absentia for the killings during the country's 2011 uprising.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday sacked his deputy premier and the attorney general as part of a major cabinet reshuffle. The PM's step is being seen as an attempt to tighten his hold on office amid allegations of corruption.