LOS ANGELES, October 10, 2011 - California governor Jerry Brown won praise Monday for banning under 18s from using tanning beds, the first US state to do so to protect minors from increased skin cancer risks.
NEW DELHI, October 10, 2011 - India's Supreme Court on Monday stayed the death sentence handed down to the lone surviving gunman from the 2008 Islamist attacks in Mumbai, pending an appeal hearing.
CAIRO, October 10, 2011 - A curfew was imposed overnight in Egypt's capital after 24 people, mostly Coptic Christians, died in clashes with security forces in the deadliest violence since president Hosni Mubarak's fall.
HANOI, October 7, 2011 - The death toll from the worst floods to strike Vietnam's Mekong Delta in a decade has risen to 18, the government said on Friday as it warned of further danger.
Millions of people paid emotional tribute on Thursday to the late Steve Jobs, praising the Apple founder's vision and creative genius which has left behind a world transformed by his legacy.
The young woman in Ben Tre Province who seemed to age overnight due to a suspected allergy has mastocytosis, the head of dermatology at the Ho Chi Minh City University medical center said after checking her Tuesday.
HANOI, October 6, 2011 (AFP) - Massive floods have ravaged vast swathes of Asia's rice bowl, threatening to further drive up food prices and adding to the burden of farmers who are among the region's poorest, experts say.
Apple founder and visionary Steve Jobs died Wednesday from cancer aged just 56, a premature end for a man who revolutionized modern culture and changed forever the world's relationship to technology through inventions such as the iPad and iPhone.
SAN FRANCISCO, October 5, 2011 (AFP) - Apple on Tuesday unveiled an updated iPhone complete with a built-in "personal assistant" in a move that failed to dazzle investors but promised to keep the smartphones ahead of the pack.
SEATTLE, October 5, 2011- A tearful Amanda Knox paid tribute to her supporters as she arrived home Tuesday, after being acquitted of murder and sexual assault and ending a four-year ordeal behind bars in Italy.
Hundreds of Chinese twins, triplets and quadruplets dressed in matching outfits celebrated their rare brother-and-sisterhood over the weekend in a country where most people grew up as the only child in the family.
WASHINGTON, September 30, 2011- The United States said Thursday it was "deeply disturbed" by the prison sentences meted out by a Bahraini court to 20 Shiite medics charged with trying to overthrow the regime.
DAMASCUS, September 30, 2011- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanded that Syria "take every possible step" to protect American diplomats after supporters of President Bashar al-Assad tried to attack the US ambassador Thursday.
HONG KONG, September 30, 2011 - A Hong Kong court on Friday ruled a law banning foreign maids from settling permanently in the city was unconstitutional, in a landmark case for domestic helpers.
In Mexico, they call her the 'Miracle Woman' - and it's easy to see why. Put simply, what happened to Karla Flores is incredible by any standards. It all started one day when the mother-of-three, from Culiacán, in the state of Sinaloa, was selling seafood on the street.
BEIJING, September 28, 2011 - China is due to take its first step towards building a space station on Thursday when it launches an experimental module ahead of the country's National Day celebrations.
MANILA, September 28, 2011 - The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Nesat climbed to 18 Wednesday as the government rushed to restore lifelines ahead of another storm churning to the east of the country.
SHANGHAI, September 27, 2011- Two metro trains collided in Shanghai on Tuesday, injuring more than 260 people, the city government said, just months after a deadly high-speed rail crash that shocked China.
In an act of appalling cruelty, a depraved young man hurls a defenceless, unwanted puppy into the sea.
KUALA LUMPUR, September 27, 2011 - Three Malaysians including a housewife have been sentenced to hang for trying to smuggle heroin to Australia hidden in more than 200 rubber capsules they swallowed, a defence lawyer said Tuesday.