Secretary of State John Kerry intensified his efforts on Tuesday to beat back criticism of the Iran nuclear deal and convince US lawmakers that rejecting it would give Tehran a fast track to a weapon and unlock billions of dollars from collapsed sanctions.
Wildlife officials on Tuesday accused an American hunter of killing Cecil, one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit, after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death.
The Maccabi Games, dubbed the Jewish Olympics, opened on Tuesday at the Berlin site of the 1936 "Nazi Games" in what one community leader has called "a triumph of good over evil".
Russian prosecutors on Tuesday declared the US Congress-funded National Endowment for Democracy the first "undesirable" foreign group under a controversial new law to ban overseas organisations deemed a threat.
The White House rejected a call on Tuesday to pardon Edward Snowden, saying that the former intelligence contractor should "be judged by a jury of his peers" for leaking US government secrets.
NATO strongly backed Turkey's fight against Islamic State militants in Syria at emergency talks held on Tuesday, but some countries expressed concerns that strikes on Kurdish fighters could torpedo peace talks with the rebels.
The Boy Scouts of America voted on Monday to end a controversial 105-year-old ban on homosexual males holding adult leadership positions in the organisation, with some exceptions for religious groups.
The nationwide death toll from this month's flash floods in various parts of Pakistan rose to 81 on Tuesday as floodwater inundated hundreds of villages, leaving thousands of people homeless, authorities said.
At least 25 people were killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning on three communities in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, military and police sources said.
At least 24 people were killed and 24 others injured in a fire at a three-storey furniture factory on Tuesday, reportedly triggered by a gas cylinder explosion, in the Egyptian Capital's outskirts, officials said.
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.
A blunder by employees of a cash dispenser firm in US made a man rich by $1,50,000 after one of the workers mistakenly left the bag filled with cash on a lawn and forgot it.