Athlete Oscar Pistorius fired four shots through a locked toilet door, killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp who was hiding behind it after an argument, the chief prosecutor at his murder trial has alleged.
SOUTH KOREAN police charged a man yesterday with the murder of his two-year-old son after he confessed to suffocating the child so he could leave the house to go back to playing games at an Internet cafe.
Ukrainian armed forces yesterday launched a "special operation" against militiamen in the country's Russian-speaking east, authorities said, recapturing a military airfield from pro-Moscow separatists.
BOSTON marked the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 264, yesterday with a memorial service which featured survivors of the attack and US Vice-President Joe Biden.
A COURT yesterday ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service and set travel restrictions that will limit his ability to campaign for next month's European Parliament elections.
ISRAEL is holding 'secret' talks with some Arab states that do not recognise it, looking to establish diplomatic ties based on a common fear of Iran, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said yesterday.
LIBYAN prosecutors opened the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi's sons and more than two dozen of his ex-officials yesterday in a major test for the North African state's transition to a democracy.