BOSTON: Three additional suspects have been taken into custody in the investigation into last month's bombings at the Boston Marathon, the city's police department has said in its official Twitter feed.
BEIJING: China's top newspaper has warned some government officials were avoiding new President Xi Jinping's instructions to be frugal by taking banquets and other lavish displays underground, including hiding liquor in water bottles.
The European Union is considering trade action against Bangladesh, which has preferential access to EU markets for its garments, to pressure Dhaka to improve safety standards after a building collapse killed 402 workers last week.
NEW YORK: The musical Kinky Boots, with music by pop star Cyndi Lauper, led the nominations of Broadway's highest honours, the Tony awards, yesterday with 13, closely followed by British import Matilda with 12.
New Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta won a final confidence vote in his broad coalition government before setting off on a European tour to push his agenda of growth rather than austerity to revive the recession-hit economy.
BEIJING: Security personnel in eastern China are carrying out a nightly harassment campaign against the brother (above) of blind rights activist Chen Guangcheng, throwing rocks, bottles and dead poultry at his house for 12 nights in a row, the two said yesterday.
NepalESE officials have vowed to ensure the safety of people seeking to scale Mount Everest after three European climbers were involved in a fight with sherpa guides on their way to the peak of the world's highest mountain.
Tens of millions of US dollars were delivered in cash by the CIA in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags to the office of Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai for more than a decade, the New York Times said, citing current and former advisers to the Afghan leader.
JOHANNESBURG: Nelson Mandela is in good health and good spirits, South Africa's ruling African National Congress said, in the first update on his condition since he was discharged from hospital in early April.
NAIROBI: Kenya's chief justice has denied accusations he received bribes to rule in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta in a petition challenging the outcome of last month's election that was the biggest test yet of the newly reformed judiciary.