Mar 16, 2013 10:47 EDT
India's second-largest bank by assets, ICICI, said Saturday it has suspended 18 employees in a probe into possible money laundering after a media sting targeting leading private lenders.
Mar 16, 2013 10:35 EDT
A Swiss female tourist was gang-raped in central India in front of her husband, police said Saturday, renewing the focus on the issue of sexual violence against women in the South Asian nation.
Mar 16, 2013 10:21 EDT
Several thousand people demonstrated on Saturday on the 40th day of mourning after the murder of opposition leader Chokri Belaid, a critic of the ruling Islamists whose death plunged Tunisia into turmoil.
Mar 16, 2013 09:34 EDT
Residents of the port of Aden staged a general strike on Saturday after a call by southern separatists in protest at the start of a national dialogue aimed at ending Yemen's political crisis.
Mar 16, 2013 08:22 EDT
A South African cardinal who helped elect Pope Francis said on Saturday that paedophilia is a psychological illness, not "a criminal condition".
Mar 16, 2013 00:01 EDT
Muslim and western nations overcame deep divisions to agree a historic United Nations declaration setting out a code of conduct for combatting violence against women.
Mar 15, 2013 19:42 EDT
A British lawmaker, suspended from the opposition Labour Party for fighting in a House of Commons bar, was released Friday following an alleged brawl in another parliamentary watering hole.
Mar 15, 2013 18:41 EDT
The United States on Friday condemned Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's pardon of a political ally who admitted massive embezzlement as a "setback" in the fight against corruption.
Mar 15, 2013 16:27 EDT
India's airports were put on alert Friday to prevent Italy's ambassador from taking flight, in a dramatic escalation of a dispute over two Italian marines who skipped bail while on trial for murder.
Mar 15, 2013 15:29 EDT
A Spanish court handed a 302-year jail sentence Friday to a karate champion for raping dozens of pupils at his martial arts school in the country's biggest ever paedophilia scandal.
Mar 15, 2013 15:27 EDT
Separate gun attacks north of Baghdad killed 12 security members -- eight soldiers and four militiamen -- Friday, a second deadly day in Iraq as it nears the 10th anniversary since the US-led invasion.
Mar 15, 2013 14:53 EDT
The SEC announced Friday it was fining a unit of the hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors more than $600 million over insider trades that netted hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit profits.
Mar 15, 2013 14:00 EDT
Zambia's parliament voted on Friday to strip ex-leader Rupiah Banda of his presidential immunity, a move critics say is politically motivated.
Mar 15, 2013 13:29 EDT
Gunmen shot dead eight Iraqi soldiers as they were on their way to report to their unit in a town north of Baghdad on Friday evening, security and medical officials said.
Mar 15, 2013 13:23 EDT
A doctor pleaded guilty in Britain on Friday to using a secret camera hidden in his wristwatch to film himself sexually assaulting female patients.
Mar 15, 2013 12:56 EDT
The unflinching head of the US firearm lobby blasted the "sheer madness" of anti-gun elites in a rant Friday, accusing them of denigrating law-abiding Americans instead of tackling gun violence.
Mar 15, 2013 12:14 EDT
A Catholic priest was on Friday found guilty by a jury of sexually assaulting a teenage girl, after a trial in which he sought to use his secret marriage as part of his defence.
Mar 15, 2013 11:52 EDT
Bolshoi artistic director Sergei Filin, who suffered serious eye damage and facial disfigurement in a horrific acid attack, should recover enough vision to return to his professional life, a German doctor treating him said Friday.
Mar 15, 2013 11:48 EDT
Seven members of Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party were assaulted Friday while campaigning on the eve of a key constitutional referendum.
Mar 15, 2013 11:23 EDT
Indonesia put to death a Malawian drug trafficker on Friday, the government said, in the country's first execution for several years.