The United States accused Russia of sending tanks and rocket launchers to pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.
North Korea sentenced a South Korean missionary to hard labour for life after accusing him of espionage and setting up an underground church, state media said Saturday, the latest Christian preacher to run into trouble in the secretive state.
Seoul Friday accused North Korea of a "blatant lie" in claiming it had not fired shells near a South Korean warship and said Pyongyang had threatened to bombard its military vessels.
A Chinese court on Friday convicted a mining billionaire said to have links with former security tsar Zhou Yongkang of murder and sentenced him to death.
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder over a fatal stabbing in the Maldives, becoming the first minor to be accused of a capital offence since the death penalty was reintroduced, officials said.
Two American men have been accused of burying a woman alive, according to court documents released Friday after the pair was arrested and charged with murder.
The captain and three other crew members of the ferry that sank off South Korea last month were indicted Thursday on charges of manslaughter through gross negligence, Yonhap news agency reported.
Irish republican leader Gerry Adams received a "credible" death threat following his release after four days of questioning over a notorious IRA killing in Belfast, his party said.
Hundreds of supporters of detained republican leader Gerry Adams rallied in Belfast on Saturday after Northern Ireland police obtained an extension to quiz him over a notorious IRA murder.
The Kazakh teenager, arrested on charges of sexual harassment in London on August 2013, was acquitted in a jury trial.
Kazakhstan Minister of Agriculture Asylzhan Mamytbekov is ready to resign in case Vice-Minister of Agriculture Muslim Umiryayev is guilty.
An Australian woman is suing a deli after drinking bottled water that allegedly contained semen, lawyers said Friday, with claims that DNA showed it matched the owner of the business.
The Kazakh teenager, arrested on charges of sexual harassment, was released on bailed but has to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet.
North Korea has said leader Kim Jong-Un's uncle was removed from office for committing "criminal" acts and for leading a "counter-revolutionary faction", state news agency KCNA reported Monday.
Ablyazov’s wife Alma Shalabayeva has applied to the Kazakhstan authorities asking for a permission to travel abroad, but was waved off for not providing a substantiation for the request.
Beijing's military accused Tokyo of a "highly dangerous provocation" by interfering in Chinese live-fire drills in the Pacific last week, warning that Japanese lives could be at stake.
Taiwan's chief prosecutor was indicted Friday for leaking confidential information to President Ma Ying-jeou about a controversial probe into influence peddling claims.
The United States refuted Thursday what it said were "baseless accusations" that it was plotting against the government of the tiny west African nation of Gambia.
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has accused a "political party" of organising his brief abduction by armed gunmen on Thursday, the latest example of the lawlessness prevailing since Moamer Kadhafi's overthrow.
Venezuela accused the United States of hampering its diplomatic efforts Thursday, saying Washington was denying airspace to its China-bound president and blocking visas for its UN delegation.
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