Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have extended a rigid curfew to most parts of the disputed Himalayan region in an attempt to prevent an anti-India protest in the region's main city.
Afghan firefighters spray water at the site of a burning market in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 4. The fire is not considered to be linked to terrorism.
Nepal's new Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal pledged Wednesday to unite a country hit by deadly protests over constitutional changes after lawmakers elected the Maoist leader and former guerrilla to head a new government.
He has seen the body, and authorities say the fingerprints match. But Towhid Rouf is having trouble believing that this skinny, bearded man -- killed with eight other suspected Islamist militants in a Bangladesh police raid -- could possibly be his smart, well-behaved son.
Venezuela's opposition got a green light Monday to proceed with efforts to remove President Nicolas Maduro in a referendum, but the crumpling oil giant still appeared far from holding a vote.
A Mexican mayor and four police officers were arrested in connection with the murder of 10 people whose bodies were burned, officials said Monday, in the latest scandal involving the country's security forces.
A Taliban truck bomb blasted through a hotel for foreigners in Kabul early Monday, killing at least one policeman just days after the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital for 15 years.
A Vietnamese man has claimed he is the real father of a woman whose plight gripped Cambodia after she apparently spent 18 years living in the jungle, her adoptive family said Monday.
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meets representatives from the Mongla's Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army.
Myanmar Investment Commission gave the nod to eight projects totalling US$3 million.