Nearly two dozen wildfires in California have forced thousands to flee their homes and have lead to the burning of large swathes of land. More than 9,000 firefighters are battling to contain the fires.
Iran will allow some BBC journalists to report there for a week's time, a government official said Tuesday, thus loosening restrictions on a news organization often vilified in local media amid signs of warming diplomatic ties to Britain.
Afghan Taliban on Tuesday urged its followers to disregard "enemy propaganda" about internal fractures following the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and to unite behind his chosen successor.
Kurdish militants detonated a remote-controlled mine as a military convoy passed by in the Arakoy region of Sirnak province bordering Iraq and Syria, an attack that resulted in the death of three Turkish soldiers, security sources told AFP.
US President Barack Obama will honour three Indian Americans among others for their innovative and path breaking startups.
Myanmar's government admitted its "weak" response to floods inundating huge areas of the country had hampered evacuation efforts as officials warned that swollen rivers were threatening new areas.
Malaysia's anti-graft agency stated that nearly $700 million deposited into the Prime Minister's personal bank accounts were from "donations" and not related to a brewing scandal.
A Russian art dealer accused by Polish authorities of illegally acquiring an 18th-century painting stolen during the Second World War by the Nazis cannot be extradited from the US, a Manhattan federal judge ruled.
A policeman in Beijing rescued a newborn baby who was stuck face-down in a public toilet, putting his arm down into the pipe to gently pull out the infant, police and reports said on Tuesday.
The son of late Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been killed with opposing factions and Pakistn having a hand in his death, according to a top Afghan lawmaker.
Kosovo's parliament voted to change the constitution and create a war crimes court, which western nations wants to try ethnic Albanian former guerrilla fighters for alleged war crimes including organ harvesting.
Pakistan on Tuesday executed a convicted killer whose supporters say was a juvenile at the time of his crime, despite strenuous objections from rights groups and the United Nations.
A flash flood has struck a scenic area outside the city of Xi'an in central China, sweeping away nine Chinese tourists. Eight bodies have been recovered.
Buzz Aldrin claimed $33.31 in travel expenses for a journey from Houston to the Moon and back, according to a Twitter post by the Apollo 11 astronaut who became the second person to walk on the lunar surface in 1969.
Democratic hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million to air the first television ads of her 2016 bid for the White House in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.