Freed US prisoner Alan Gross thanks Obama after Cuba release

Uphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing

Carnage as Taliban storm Pakistan school, kill at least 141

Women still unsafe in India, says family of gang-rape victim

Freed US prisoner Alan Gross thanks Obama after Cuba release

Thu, 18 Dec 2014

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.

Uphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing

Wed, 17 Dec 2014

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.

Carnage as Taliban storm Pakistan school, kill at least 141

Wed, 17 Dec 2014

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 still unsafe in India, says family of gang-rape victim

Wed, 17 Dec 2014

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.