All 116 people on board an Indonesian air force transport plane that crashed on Tuesday into a major city on Sumatra are believed to have been killed after the jet exploded in a fireball shortly after take-off, the country's air force chief said.
In a big leap towards ensuring a climate deal in Paris this winter, the world’s biggest carbon dioxide emitter China on Tuesday submitted a comprehensive action plan to check its rising carbon flow into atmosphere including peaking of its emissions by 2030.
Greece will become the first developed nation not to repay its debt to the International Monetary Fund on time, as the country sinks deeper into a financial emergency that has forced it put a nationwide lockdown on money withdrawals.
Two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial on charges of "deceptive commercial practices" and complicity in illegal activities linked to its low-cost ride-hailing service, the Paris prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.
The imposition of capital controls on Sunday evening means Greeks are no longer able to purchase goods or services from many big international online suppliers including Google, Apple and Facebook.
Suicide bombers targeted Nato troops in Kabul and a police headquarters in restive southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing three people and wounding more than 70 as the Taliban's bloody spring offensive showed no signs of letting up.
The debt crisis in Greece has spawned words that might sound, er, Greek to a lot of people. Here is a selection of the key neologisms and stock phrases that have made their way from social media into the Grexit vocabulary.
President Barack Obama said he will push for reforms to the nation's overtime regulations to cover more "middle class" Americans, after his administration has made numerous political gains.
A seemingly angry Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged stricter laws against militants at the funeral on Tuesday of top prosecutor Hisham Barakat, assassinated in a Cairo car bombing.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani nominated a female judge to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in an unprecedented move that has angered some Islamic conservatives.
In an alarming revelation, South Sudan's army SPLA raped and then torched girls alive inside their homes in the conflict-ridden state during a recent campaign notable for its "new brutality and intensity", a UN rights report said on Tuesday.
A year after the most destructive war in Gaza yet, Hamas remains in control - despite signs of mounting frustration and a poll indicating half the residents would emigrate if borders were open.
A US man has been fined $850 for shooting down his neighbour's home-built drone with a shotgun which he believed was spying on him.
The Pentagon on Monday said that Islamic State continues to remain as a potent force, a year after it declared a caliphate on territory seized in Iraq and Syria, inspite of facing pressure from the US led coalition.
According to a study published on Monday in the journal Circulation Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide.