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New Delhi Police in India's western state of Maharashtra have arrested a 28-year-old housewife for allegedly poisoning food at a family function that killed five people, including four children.
North Korea appeared unwilling Sunday to respond harshly after US President Donald Trump reversed course to declare it still a threat, pledging that its leader Kim Jong Un's regime seeks a "new era" with the United States but offering no specific plans toward dismantling its nuclear program.
New Delhi Five activists putting on a play about the horror of human trafficking have been abducted and gang-raped at gunpoint in India's eastern state of Jharkhand this week, police have confirmed.
Police say at least one rat slipped through a hole in the back of an ATM in northeastern India and started eating. By the time it finished, more than US$19,000 (NZ$27,500) in bills were shredded.
Sara Netanyahu, wife of the Israeli prime minister, has long been plagued by allegations of living a lavish lifestyle with the taxpayers' money, and squabbling with staff and meddling in state affairs. She's now charged with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust.
A long-forgotten species of ape has been found buried in a 2300-year-old tomb. It's a type of gibbon, which scientists named junzi imperialis.
The rock python had just killed and eaten a goat, but perhaps more troubling, the reptile had crushed and consumed its meal within shouting distance of a school. Something had to be done.
OPINION: While the Western World is (rightly) angered at the extreme violence â some say genocide â towards Rohingya at the hands of the Myanmar military, another event of ethnic discrimination in Myanmar is strangely escaping international attention.
Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris on Monday after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country's second-largest city of commerce, killing three people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires.
A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was seriously injured Sunday in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven other people, officials said.
When a taxi driver suddenly rammed into pedestrians near Red Square, despite intense security measures around Russian cities for the World Cup, fans and other visitors asked themselves: Are we safe?
South Koreans of a certain generation remember a hit children's animation from 1978, featuring as its hero a Tarzan-like boy who battles an army of North Korean soldiers, depicted as packs of rabid wolves.
For the second time in barely more than a year, an Indonesian villager has been swallowed whole by a python.
A US drone strike killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah, the elusive militant who ordered the assassination attempt on then-schoolgirl and future Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Afghan and Pakistani officials said on Friday.
North Koreans are getting a new look at US President Donald Trump. They see him shaking hands with Kim Jong Un at their historic summit in Singapore, and even awkwardly saluting a three-star general. It's a far cry from the "dotard" label their government slapped on him last year.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo emphasised that Kim Jong Un wouldn't receive sanctions relief until after his complete disarmament, pushing back against North Korean suggestions that penalties would soon start being relaxed.