Vladimir hails Vladimir: Putin fetes Russia's religious founder
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday marked 1,000 years since the death of Prince Vladimir, the Orthodox saint credited with bringing Christianity to the country in the Middle Ages.
Berlin Jewish Olympics open in 'triumph over evil'
The Maccabi Games, dubbed the Jewish Olympics, opened Tuesday at the Berlin site of the 1936 "Nazi Games" in what one community leader called "a triumph of good over evil".
Over 10,000 Finns rally in support of multiculturalism
Over ten thousand people rallied in Helsinki Tuesday to support multiculturalism and protest recent controversial statements by a populist legislator, police said.
Oil prices pull back from lows
Brent oil prices were higher Tuesday, pulling back from near six-month lows, as commodity markets in general were calmer after a recent rout fuelled by concerns over China's economy.
US woman pleads guilty to helping inmates escape
A female prison worker pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum security prison last month by hiding tools in frozen hamburger meat.
Syria army, Kurds push IS out of Hasakeh city: monitor
Syrian troops and Kurdish fighters ousted the Islamic State group from Hasakeh on Tuesday, more than a month after the jihadists attacked the northeastern city, a monitoring group said.
Still offline: US non-Internet users stuck at 15 pct
Some 15 percent of American adults are not using the Internet -- a figure which has not changed over the past two years, researchers said Tuesday.
Olympics: We deal in reality not dreams - Almaty bid vice-chairman
The Almaty bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics is about reality and facts, not dreams and fantasies, their bid vice-chairman Andrey Kryukov told AFP on Tuesday.
UN aid chief calls for greater Syria access
UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien said Tuesday that he hoped to secure better humanitarian access to Syrians most in need during his maiden visit to Damascus next month.
UAE hikes petrol prices 24%, cuts diesel 29%
The United Arab Emirates will hike the retail price of petrol by 24 percent but prices will still be low by international standards, a government committee announced on Tuesday.
Rebels gain ground near Syrian regime heartland
Al-Qaeda and other rebels led a major offensive Tuesday in northwest Syria, pushing back government troops in an area bordering President Bashar al-Assad's coastal heartland, a monitoring group said.
Pygmies' stunted growth explains human success: study
The pygmies of West Africa evolved their short stature independently, and very differently, from their cousins in East Africa, French researchers said Tuesday.
US dentist named as killer of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion
A wealthy American dentist used a bow and arrow to shoot a much-loved Zimbabwean lion called Cecil, a safari industry goup said Tuesday, amid allegations that the animal had taken 40 hours to die.
Kenya police chief admits Obama visit a security 'nightmare'
Kenya's police chief on Tuesday admitted Tuesday that US President Barack Obama's weekend visit to Kenya was a security "nightmare", but said the incident-free trip to Nairobi had proved a major confidence booster for the country.
Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices
Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone, take it in the shower, and would rescue the device from a fire before saving the family cat.
US man killed in assault of woman may have been serial killer
US police are reopening old murder cases after concluding that a man shot dead with his own gun by an alleged prostitute in her home may have been a serial killer.
GM to invest $5 bn on new Chevrolet for emerging markets
General Motors said Tuesday it would invest $5 billion to introduce a new family of smaller cars under the Chevrolet line targeting emerging markets and co-developed by Chinese partner SAIC Motor.
Kerry: Nuclear deal not intended to 'reform' Iran regime
The Iran nuclear deal was not intended to reform the country's hardline regime but simply prevent atomic bomb development, Secretary of State John Kerry told US lawmakers Tuesday while defending the controversial accord.
Sweden says sub wreck a Tsarist Russian vessel
Sweden said on Tuesday the wreck of a submarine found off its coast appeared to be a Tsarist-era Russian vessel that collided with a Swedish ship about a century ago.
Progress needed on Doha to avoid 'dangerous situation': WTO
The World Trade Organization said Tuesday that huge gaps remained among members trying to negotiate a global trade deal, warning that failure to make progress by year's end could spark a "dangerous situation".
FARC praises Colombia's Santos for halting air strikes
Colombia's FARC guerrillas on Tuesday praised President Juan Manuel Santos' decision to suspend air strikes against rebel forces, but urged further steps to de-escalate the half-century-old conflict.
Tech leaders warn over 'killer robots'
A group of top tech leaders, including British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, on Tuesday issued a stern warning against the development of so-called killer robots.
EU moves toward protecting Cyprus's halloumi cheese
A Cypriot cheese, known as halloumi in Greek and hellim in Turkish, moved closer to winning EU legal protection Tuesday when the European Commission published an application to register the names.
Fed meets, expected to again postpone rate rise
Federal Reserve policymakers are more confident about the US economy but are expected to again put off hiking interest rates at the end of a two-day meeting that begins Tuesday.
Air strikes and clashes shatter Yemen truce
A humanitarian truce in Yemen has failed to take hold after Saudi-led warplanes resumed raids Tuesday on rebels, who clashed with loyalists, military sources said.
White House says Snowden should 'come home, be judged'
The White House rejected a call Tuesday to pardon Edward Snowden, saying the former intelligence contractor should "be judged by a jury of his peers" for leaking US government secrets.
US stocks mixed after upbeat earnings, weak data
US stocks traded mixed Tuesday after a batch of better-than expected earnings from Pfizer, Ford and others and as the Federal Reserve kicks off a two-day monetary policy meeting.
UN 'disturbed' by Libya death sentences for Kadhafi loyalists
The United Nations said it was "deeply disturbed" by the death sentences handed down in Libya on Wednesday against a son and eight aides of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi.
Russian anti-torture group to close over 'foreign agent' tag
A top Russian rights group supporting torture victims including in Chechnya said Tuesday it is being forced to close after being branded a "foreign agent" but will relaunch under a new name.
Rome mayor fights for survival amid eternal city chaos
It boasts some of the most prized archaeological sites in the world, but modern-day Rome, plagued by the mafia, has descended into a grimy and dishevelled chaos where its beleaguered mayor is fighting for his political life.
Manna falls from heavens into hell of South Sudan
The sacks of grain falling from the sky are the first food aid the people of Dablual have seen in months since fighting cut the South Sudanese village off in April.