Australia terror accused planned to run down, behead police: reports
Two Australian teenagers arrested last month on terror charges allegedly planned to run down police officers with a car, behead them and then shoot other people, reports said Tuesday.
New heads for all three Chinese oil giants
China has replaced the heads of its three biggest energy companies, the firms said in separate statements, as speculation mounts over reforms to the oil industry.
Formula One: Hamilton drives like an 'extra-terrestrial'
Formula One legend Niki Lauda said Tuesday that current world champion Lewis Hamilton is driving like an "extra-terrestrial".
IS claims Texas attack, first in US
The Islamic State group claimed on Tuesday its first attack on US soil, a shooting at an anti-Muslim event in Texas over the weekend showcasing cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed.
Singapore PM says 2020 timeline for Malaysia rail link unrealistic
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Tuesday a 2020 timeline to complete a high-speed railway between the Asian financial hub and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur was unrealistic.
RugbyL: Warrington sign former Australia star Gidley
Warrington have signed former Australian international Kurt Gidley for the 2016 season, the Super League club announced on Tuesday.
India's Modi to make first visit to rival giant China
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first visit to China next week, seeking to overcome strains between the nuclear-armed rivals over a border dispute and Beijing's growing regional clout.
Bangladesh garment factories suffer cracks after Nepal quake
Three Bangladesh garment factories that suffered cracks during Nepal's big April 25 earthquake that shook the region have been ordered to shut down, a safety inspector said Tuesday.
France, Saudi discussing multi-billion-euro projects: Fabius
France and Saudi Arabia are discussing economic projects worth tens of billions of euros, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Tuesday.
Family feud turns to all-out war in France's far-right party
After being blackballed by France's far-right National Front, party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on Tuesday hit back at its current leader, his daughter, saying it would be "scandalous" if she were to be elected president of France.
IS claims Texas attack via official radio station
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday via its official radio station for a gun attack on an anti-Muslim event in Texas over the weekend showcasing cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed.
China shares close down more than 4%
Chinese shares closed down more than four percent on Tuesday, as investors fled the market on concerns about liquidity and worries over growing risk following an extended rally, dealers said.
Morgan Stanley warns it could lose $292 mn in subprime suit
Morgan Stanley warned Monday it could lose some $292 million in a lawsuit filed by Deutsche Bank over subprime mortgages.
NYU student held in N. Korea says he 'wanted to be arrested'
A South Korean student held in North Korea for illegal entry has told CNN in an interview from Pyongyang that he wanted to be arrested.
UBS net profit surges 88% in first quarter
Switzerland's biggest bank UBS Tuesday reported an 88 percent surge in first quarter profits, despite a strong franc, outstripping analysts' forecasts.
KFC to take a bite of Myanmar market
KFC is poised to become the first major US fast food retailer in Myanmar, the company's local business partner announced Tuesday, as the long-isolated nation braces for an influx of international food outlets.
RugbyU: ARU settles out of court with Beale text woman
A compensation claim against the Australian Rugby Union by a woman at the centre of the Kurtley Beale texting affair has been settled out of court, it was announced Tuesday.
Thai police find graves at second migrant jungle camp
Investigators in southern Thailand have discovered five graves at a second remote jungle camp believed to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, police said Tuesday.
Cattle raiders kill 46 in northern Kenya
At least 46 people have been killed and many others injured when cattle raiders attacked a village in northern Kenya, reports said Tuesday.
Koala 'Blinky Bill' saunters into Australian hospital
An inquisitive koala nicknamed "Blinky Bill" has sauntered into the emergency department of an Australian hospital, exploring the waiting room for several minutes before wandering back out.
Rwanda warns Burundi over political unrest
Rwanda has warned neighbouring Burundi it must protect civilians in ongoing political unrest, saying it was concerned at reports Rwandan rebels were involved as thousands of refugees flee.
Mexican journalist found shot dead
Mexican authorities found the bullet-riddled body of a radio reporter Monday, officials said.
Obama says goodbye to departing comedian Letterman
No stranger to late night American TV, President Barack Obama bid farewell Monday to David Letterman, a retiring comic heavyweight beloved by US night owls.
China shares close down more than 4%
Chinese shares closed down more than four percent on Tuesday, as investors fled the market on worries over growing risk following a recent rally and concerns about liquidity, dealers said.
Ailing Thai king makes rare public appearance
Thailand's revered but ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance on Tuesday, leaving the hospital where he has been convalescing for much of the past few months.
European stocks ahead at open
European stock markets diverged at the start of trade on Tuesday, as London played catch-up following a long weekend.
Dollar up in Asian trade
The dollar rose in Asian trade Tuesday on fresh expectations the US central bank may raise interest rates in the second half of the year, analysts said.
Juliette Binoche to play Pearl Buck: report
French actress Juliette Binoche will play the role of Nobel literature laureate Pearl S. Buck in a film about her life, showbiz magazine Variety reported Monday.
Asian bourses drift as IPOs roil China stocks
Asian stocks drifted Tuesday, reversing earlier gains, with China stocks taking fright as new share issues raised the prospect of a sell-off.
ANZ Bank rallies after interim profit rise
Shares in ANZ Bank rallied Tuesday after its first-half net profit rose three percent to Aus$3.5 billion (US$2.7 billion), spurred by growth in both domestic and international operations.
Adidas confirms full-year targets after 'good start' in Q1
Adidas, the German maker of sportswear and equipment, said Tuesday it confirmed its full-year earnings targets after business got off to a "good start" in the first three months.