Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told US vice president Joe Biden that he would have "serious concerns" if WikiLeaks claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians were true, and called for an investigation into the matter, a top official said on Wednesday.
The President of the United States Barack Obama celebrated his 54th birthday at a popular restaurant in Washington, accompanied by the First Lady and a few close relatives.
Australian stunt motorcyclist Robbie Maddison just took adventure sports to a whole new level – he rode his bike through one of the world’s toughest sea waves.
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.
Technical experts in France are to begin examining a washed-up plane part on Wednesday that almost certainly belonged to missing flight MH370.
Facing IS threat, Iraq's national library is working to preserve what's left after thousands of documents were lost or damaged at the height of the US-led invasion.
American Airlines said on Tuesday it would join Delta Airlines and United Airlines in banning the transport of animals known in Africa as the “big five”.
Allegations linking former British prime minister Edward Heath to child sex abuse threatened fresh disgrace for the country's political establishment on Tuesday as claims of high-level historic paedophilia piled up.
After Mullah Omar's confirmed death reports were out, Mullah Akhtar Mansour was made the new Taliban chief. But splits appeared in the leadership soon after his rivals challenged his appointment.
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.
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.