Bahraini security forces raided the house of top Shi'ite cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim yesterday, the opposition said, an act likely to enrage the island's majority Shi'ite population, which is at loggerheads with its Sunni rulers.
A system of donor cards indicating consent for organ transplants will not work in China as families will insist on having the final say, and many people see nothing wrong in using organs from executed prisoners, an official said yesterday.
BUENOS AIRES: Jorge Rafael Videla, an austere former army commander who led Argentina during its Dirty War dictatorship and was unrepentant about state-ordered kidnappings and murders, died yesterday aged 87.
ROME: Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, above, has promised a wide reform of property tax, addressing one of the main issues dividing his coalition government, but gave no details on how he would find the money to pay for it.
The nightclub dancer at the centre of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's "bunga bunga" sex trial told a court yesterday that guests at the media tycoon's parties dressed as nuns, nurses and US President Barack Obama.
THE outer bands of Cyclone Mahasen struck the southern coast of Bangladesh yesterday, lashing remote fishing villages with heavy rain and fierce winds and forcing the evacuation of more than a million people.