Malaysia has rejected a petition seeking a royal pardon for jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is serving a five-year prison term for sodomy, court officials and his lawyers said on Wednesday.
An Istanbul prosecutor died from his wounds after security forces stormed the office where members of a far-Left Turkish group took him hostage on Tuesday, killing his two captors.
A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner minutes before it crashed emerged Tuesday, with two European media claiming to have seen the footage.
A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity was charged Tuesday with jailable offences including obscenity and hurting religious feelings.
The extremist Islamic State group Tuesday executed at least 30 civilians, including two children, in a raid on a regime-held village in Syria's central province of Hama, a monitor said.
Germany's Lufthansa airlines announced on Tuesday that it has cancelled its 60-year anniversary celebration to respect the crash victims of Germanwings flight 4U9525.
Solar Impulse 2 landed in China early on Tuesday, the world's biggest carbon emitter, completing the fifth leg of its landmark global circumnavigation powered solely by the sun.
The German pilot who crashed a plane in the French Alps last week, killing 150 people, told officials at a Lufthansa training school in 2009 that he had gone through a period of severe depression, the airline said on Tuesday.
Two newly-wed brothers in Pakistan could be facing long prison sentences after police arrested them on terrorism charges for letting off firecrackers during their joint wedding ceremony.
A roadside bomb killed seven members of an Afghan family including three children in the restive south, officials said on Tuesday. The explosion occurred on Monday as the family was heading home in a minivan after a shopping trip in Ghazni province, a provincial spokesman said.
Air raids by a Saudi-led coalition again hit Houthi militia targets across Yemen on Monday night, striking the group's northern stronghold of Saadeh, the capital, Sanaa, and the central town of Yarim, residents and media said.
After an already troubled first year as CEO of Lufthansa, Carsten Spohr must now deal with the aftermath of the Germanwings disaster whilst making the airline group fit to compete for the future.
An American man decorating his mother's grave for Easter died on Monday when the headstone fell and crushed him, a newspaper said.
A hapless armed robber in his 60s broke his leg while holding up a convenience store in Japan -- and then used the shop's payphone to call an ambulance, according to a report and police.
Canadian lawmakers voted on Monday to extend a campaign of airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) group and for the first time, strike at them in Syria as well as in Iraq.