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.
British Indian MP Keith Vaz on Tuesday called for the world-famous 'Kohinoor' diamond to be returned to India during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's UK visit in November.
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.
The quake struck inland in a mountainous area of Papua in the early hours, almost 250km (150 miles) west of the province's capital Jayapura at a depth of 52km, the US Geological Survey said.
With turning 37 on Tuesday, Hong Kong's Jia Jia has achieved two Guinness world record titles -- the oldest panda living in captivity and the oldest panda ever living in captivity.
US and Turkey have agreed to a plan to root out IS from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border, a plan that could lead to a a safe haven for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians but one that also sets up a potential conflict with US-backed Syrian Kurdish forces in the area.
President Barack Obama on Monday launched a personal push for peace in South Sudan, convening African leaders for urgent talks in neighboring Ethiopia aimed at keeping the world's newest nation from collapsing amid civil war.
Cameroon is planning to deploy an additional 2,000 soldiers to its Far North region after three suicide attacks in the regional capital Maroua last week by suspected Boko Haram militants.
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The Boy Scouts of America ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders on Monday. However, it allowed church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.