Alan Gross, an American contractor released Wednesday following five years in a Cuban prison, thanked President Obama for his release at a press conference in Washington.
Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists.
In Pakistan's bloodiest ever terror attack, Taliban insurgents stormed a school run by the army on Tuesday, killing at least 141 people, almost all of them children.
Women's safety in India hasn't improved since the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi, according to the victim's parents on the anniversary of the attack that sparked international outrage. Candlelit vigils and a public meeting on women's safety are held in New Delhi to mark the second anniversary of the attack that unleashed a wave of public anger over violence against women in India.