Uruguay is struggling to roll out the commercial production and sale of marijuana and its experiment could be dropped or watered down if an opposition candidate wins this month's presidential election.
LIBYA'S beleaguered elected parliament has declared a formal alliance with a renegade former general, as it struggles to assert some authority in a country many fear is sliding into outright civil war.
Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani, while America air-dropped arms for the first time to help the defenders resist an Islamic State assault while US jets also carried out a series of air strikes near the town.
NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiles at a reception for athletes who won gold medals at the recent 17th Asian Games and their coaches in this undated photo released yesterday by Korean Central News Agency.
Hopes faded yesterday for survivors of one of Nepal's worst mountain disasters as villagers joined an intensive search by troops and government officials for as many as 40 people missing after an unseasonal blizzard killed at least 39.