Scandal-hit VW to cut investment by 1 bn euros a year
German auto giant Volkswagen said Tuesday it would slash its annual investment budget by one billion euros ($1.13 billion) for its main VW brand in the wake of the pollution-cheating scandal.
Clemency plea for Briton, 74, facing Saudi flogging
The family of a 74-year-old British man sentenced to 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia after being caught with home-made wine pleaded for clemency and government intervention Tuesday.
Tokyo fashion: A-bombs and equality on the runway
Most fashion designers try to stand out from the crowd by developing their own individual niche. Takafumi Tsuruta wants to appeal to everybody, especially those fashion often forgets.
Four killed trying to stop elephant poachers in Congo
Three wildlife wardens and a member of the armed forces were killed as they attempted to tackle elephant poachers in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Garamba national reserve, an African conservationist group which manages the park said.
Indonesian found alive and naked in lake, after chopper crash
A missing Indonesian man was found alive, naked and floating in a huge volcanic lake on Tuesday two days after the helicopter in which he was travelling crashed.
Rockets hit Russian embassy compound in Damascus
Two rockets struck the Russian embassy compound in Damascus on Tuesday sparking panic as several hundred people gathered to express their support for Moscow's air war in Syria, AFP journalists said.
World's top five biggest mergers
Mega-merger fever is back seven years after the financial crisis, with the blockbuster buyout of British brewer SABMiller by Budweiser-maker Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Refugee influx threatens Germany's balanced budget
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble conceded Tuesday that Berlin could miss its goal of achieving a balanced budget next year because of the record migrant influx.
China auto sales in first rise for 6 months: industry group
Auto sales in China edged up in September from a year ago, snapping a five-month falling streak in the world's largest car market, an industry group said Tuesday.
Timeline of MH17 air disaster
International investigators have concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile, a Dutch paper said Tuesday just hours ahead of the official report.
Austrian centre-left retains 'Red Vienna': final result
Austria's centre-left comfortably retained power in its traditional stronghold Vienna, final results from weekend elections confirmed Tuesday, despite a record performance by the far-right that gives it the deputy mayorship.
S. Korea pushes state history textbooks despite criticism
South Korea said Tuesday it will push ahead with plans to impose government-issued textbooks on schools, despite fierce criticism of a policy that opponents say is a throwback to the nation's authoritarian past.
MH17 shot down by Russian-made missile
Air crash investigators have concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from rebel-held eastern Ukraine, sources close to the inquiry said Tuesday, triggering a swift Russian denial.
Abuse, self-harm novel tipped to win Man Booker Prize
A disturbing tale of male friendship which features graphic depictions of child sex abuse is favourite to win the annual Man Booker Prize for best novel, being awarded in London on Tuesday.
Jerusalem attacks kill two, wound five
A gun attack on a bus and a car and knife assault in Jerusalem on Tuesday killed at least two people and wounded five in two separate incidents, authorities said.
Syria's Al-Nusra calls on jihadists in Caucasus to attack Russia
The head of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate has called on jihadists in the Caucasus to attack Russian civilians and soldiers in retaliation for Moscow's air strikes in Syria.
Bangladesh gives murdered Japanese a Muslim burial
A Japanese farmer shot dead by suspected Islamist militants in Bangladesh was buried in a Muslim graveyard on Tuesday after a cleric testified that he had converted to Islam, officials said.
Dog smartphone and dancing humanoids on show at HK Fair
From a camera-enabled collar dubbed the "smartphone" for dogs to a calorie-counting "smart cup", health and lifestyle technology is at the forefront of what's on show at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair this week.
Germany extends border controls until Oct 31
Germany, facing a record migrant influx, will extend temporary border controls until the end of October, with a special focus on the Austrian border, the interior ministry said Tuesday.
European stock markets slide on China data
Europe's main stock markets slid in early trading on Tuesday, tracking losses across Asia in the wake of more weak data out of China.
Inquiry finds MH17 shot down by BUK missile: Dutch paper
International investigators have concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile fired from rebel-held eastern Ukraine, a Dutch daily said Tuesday.
Iran parliament approves nuclear deal with world powers
Iran's parliament approved the country's nuclear deal with world powers Tuesday, paving the way for the historic agreement curbing Tehran's atomic programme to take effect and for sanctions to end.
Myanmar officials suggest poll postponement: Suu Kyi party
Myanmar election authorities on Tuesday suggested postponing landmark November polls, a spokesman for Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party said, throwing doubt over the timing of the first credible elections in generations.
Japan considers pulling UNESCO funding over Nanjing row
Japan warned Tuesday that it might pull funding for UNESCO to protest last week's decision to inscribe documents related to the Nanjing massacre in its Memory of the World register.
Thai Buddhist monk horror film banned on fears it could 'destroy' faith
A Thai horror film about Buddhist monks has been banned over fears it could "destroy" the kingdom's majority faith, authorities said on Tuesday.
Police raid Save the Children offices in Nauru
The offices of Save the Children workers helping asylum-seekers on the Pacific island of Nauru have been raided by police, the aid agency said Tuesday, as debate rages in Australia over new whistleblower laws.
New stabbing near Tel Aviv, civilians detain attacker
A Palestinian stabbed and wounded a passerby north of Tel Aviv Tuesday before being detained by civilians in the area, police said, the latest in a wave of attacks that have targeted Israelis.
Tokyo shares close 1.11% lower
Tokyo shares closed 1.11 percent lower Tuesday as investors stayed cautious after data showed a slump in Chinese imports, reigniting worries about the pace of growth in Asia's largest economy.
Guinea-Bissau forms new government after stalemate
Guinea-Bissau has formed a new government, according to a presidential decree issued early Tuesday, ending a two-month political stalemate in the coup-plagued west African nation.
Top brewers AB InBev, SABMiller agree mega tie-up
British brewer SABMiller announced Tuesday it had finally agreed a takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's biggest beer producer -- for about $109 billion.
Iran parliament approves nuclear deal with world powers
Iran's parliament approved a historic nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, effectively ending debate among lawmakers over the agreement and paving the way for its formal implementation.