Following strong public criticism, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono announced Tuesday he will issue an emergency decree to cancel a controversial law that scraps direct elections for mayors, district heads and governors.
Hong Kong demonstrators rejected demands Tuesday to immediately end rallies that have paralysed the city's centre, their numbers swelling for a third night before a national holiday expected to put their campaign for free elections into overdrive.
US-led strikes hit Islamic State group fighters closing on a key town on Syria's border with Turkey as Ankara prepared to request parliamentary authorisation Tuesday to join the coalition.
13:37 GMT - Business leaders in Hong Kong have repeatedly called for dialogue to end the impasse, but there is no sign of that happening any time soon.
Afghanistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a deal to allow about 10,000 US troops to stay in the country next year, as new President Ashraf Ghani took a major step towards mending frayed ties with Washington.
US online auction giant eBay on Tuesday announced plans to spin off its PayPal unit, a move designed to help it compete better in the fast-moving online payments segment.
INCHEON (SOUTH KOREA) - Doping controversies overshadowed the Asian Games on Tuesday as North and South Korea set up an explosive men's football final and uproar greeted some contentious boxing decisions.
INCHEON, South Korea – Hosts South Korea overpowered Thailand 2-0 on Tuesday to set up a titanic Asian Games football final against North Korea.
Kurdish troops backed by warplanes battled the Islamic State group on three fronts in northern Iraq on Tuesday, clawing back land they lost to the jihadists in recent months.
KANSAS CITY - Kansas City Chiefs player Husain Abdullah was slapped with a 15-yard penalty in Monday's NFL contest after punctuating a fourth quarter touchdown by dropping to his knees in prayer, the US media reported.
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