Russian opposition figure jailed for 15 days
A Russian court has sentenced Russian opposition campaigner Alexei Navalny to 15 days in prison, saying he disobeyed a police officer during anti-corruption protests in Moscow on Sunday.
Pakistan passes landmark Hindu marriage bill
The president of mainly Muslim Pakistan has signed into law a bill allowing the Hindu minority to register their marriages for the first time since partition from India in 1947.
Top EU leaders condemn Erdogan's Nazi jibe
European Council President Donald Tusk has expressed support for the Netherlands and condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for dismissing the Dutch nation as "Nazi remnants”.
Plane carrying Brazilian football team crashes
An airplane carrying 81 people including members of a Brazilian football team has crashed in Colombia, killing 76 people and leaving only five survivors, the Colombian police said Tuesday.
Guterres appointed as new UN secretary-general
The UN General Assembly has officially approved former Portugese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres to take over for Ban Ki-moon as the next UN Secretary-General at the start of next year.
US asked Russia not to bomb near US commandos in Syria
U.S. officials asked Russia to avoid bombing broad areas of northern Syria, where several dozen U.S. special operation forces have been working with Syrians fighting the Islamic State group, the Pentagon disclosed on Thursday.
WHO declares Zika an global pub. health emerg.
The World Health Organization on Monday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus to be an international public health emergency as the disease linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil spreads rapidly.