Pakistan has granted rare consular access to an Indian man convicted of spying and facing the death penalty in a case that’s been a source of friction between the nuclear-armed neighbors who have recently seen tensions between them escalate further over disputed Kashmir.
A judo world champion from Iran says he is afraid to return home after disobeying orders from the government to withdraw from the world championships in Tokyo to avoid a potential bout against an Israeli opponent.
Appeals judges have ordered the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor to reconsider again her refusal to open a formal investigation into the 2010 storming by Israeli forces of an aid flotilla heading to the Gaza strip.
Greek authorities have begun transporting about 1,500 asylum-seekers from the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos to the mainland, as part of government efforts to tackle overcrowding in refugee camps and a recent spike in the number of people arriving from the nearby Turkish coast.
In just a few days, Sergei Abanichev was arrested, thrown in jail and charged with a crime that could keep him behind bars for up to eight years ? all, he says, for throwing a paper cup into the air at an opposition protest in Moscow.
Philippine officials say a New Zealand couple was among nine people killed in a small plane that was conducting a medical airlift when it crashed and exploded in flames at a resort south of Manila and investigators are trying to determine what caused the tragedy.
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