SOUTH Korea's forensic agency has said it was impossible to determine the cause of death of a businessman linked to a ferry that sank and killed 304 people in April, deepening the mystery surrounding the final days of Korea's most wanted man.
THE CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled, a decision that puts pressure on the US and its allies to reveal the truth about the global programme for detaining al Qaeda suspects.
LAWYERS for a convicted double-murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona dragged on for two hours, while witnesses watched him gasping for breath and attorneys scrambled to halt the process, have called for a review of the "horrifically botched execution".
A COLLEGE friend has been convicted of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of items they took from his room three days after the attack.
DOZENS of police including high-ranking officers have been detained in Turkey accused of spying and illegal wire-tapping of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle in what the chief prosecutor said was a concocted probe of an alleged terrorist group.
THE main party backing Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has claimed victory in Indonesia's presidential election despite last-minute accusations from his rival that allegations of mass vote fraud had not been properly investigated.
THE Palestinian death toll in the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip has risen above 500 as the army said it had killed 10 militants who tunnelled into Israel, while Gazan officials said an Israeli tank shelled a hospital, killing civilians.
A SOUTH Sudanese rebel delegation has held talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala and asked him to withdraw troops from South Sudan where they were deployed to help the Juba government, the rebel camp said.