Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s half-brother was killed on Tuesday in his home in the restive and Taliban-infested province of Kandahar.
At least a dozen people were hurt in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday after police used tear gas to turn back protesters.
People in South Sudan partied in the streets of the capital Juba as the newly independent African state became the world’s newest country on Saturday.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has made his first public appearance since an attack last month left him severely burned.
Rupert Murdoch is shutting down his U.K.-based tabloid News of the World following allegations that the newspaper hacked into the phones of relatives and families of soldiers killed in action and missing children, among others.
After two unsuccessful bids, the South Korean city of Pyeongchang finally clinched the hosting rights to the Winter Olympics after being declared winner for the 2018 edition.
A sister of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is set to become the new leader of the country’s government.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released without bail after prosecutors said they now doubt the credibility of the woman who’s accusing the French politician of attempted rape.
China has added another record to its name on Thursday, this time becoming the owner of the world’s longest bridge over water with the Qingdao-Haiwan Bridge or Jiaozhou Bay Bridge.
If you drive along Northbound EDSA-Forbes in Makati City, Philippines, you’ll see this billboard made of thousands of Fukien tea plants (Carmona retusa), a species capable of absorbing air pollutants.
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