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UN body argues right to asylum can be based on climate change danger

UN body argues right to asylum can be based on climate change danger

People forced to flee their home countries because climate change endangers their life have a right to asylum, a UN body announced Tuesday ...

Australian bushfires threaten to drive tiny animal communities extinct

Australian bushfires threaten to drive tiny animal communities extinct

Australian animals living in specific habitats, such as mountain lizards, leaf-tailed geckos and pear-shaped frogs, are battling the threat of extinction after fierce bushfires razed large areas of their homes ...

India to auction rare art belonging to diamond magnate arrested in UK

India to auction rare art belonging to diamond magnate arrested in UK

The seized assets of Indian diamond magnate Nirav Modi, arrested in Britain last year over fraud allegations, will be auctioned within the next two months, the Mumbai-based Saffronart auctioneers said ...

Nigeria files graft charges against ex-minister over oil scandal

Nigeria files graft charges against ex-minister over oil scandal

Nigeria's anti-graft agency said Tuesday it had filed corruption charges against a former justice minister over a $1.3 billion dollar oil scandal involving international majors Shell and Eni.

Warren would ask for resignation of all of Trump's political appointees

Warren would ask for resignation of all of Trump's political appointees

Democratic US Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that if elected to the White House she would ask for the resignations of all of President Donald Trump's political appointees ...

Cameroonian soldiers go on trial over shooting of women and children

Cameroonian soldiers go on trial over shooting of women and children

The trial of seven Cameroonian soldiers accused of participating in the killing of two women and two children has begun behind closed doors, two judicial sources said on Tuesday

Eight Indian tourists die in Nepal after lighting gas heater in hotel

Eight Indian tourists die in Nepal after lighting gas heater in hotel

Eight Indian tourists including four children died of suspected suffocation in a hotel in Nepal on Tuesday, police said, after trying to keep warm by using a gas heater during the night.

China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

China's former Interpol chief sentenced to 13 years in prison

Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who was detained on a visit to China in 2018, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 13 years in prison for bribery in a case that shook the international police organisation.

Thailand's opposition Future Forward Party not guilty of opposing monarchy: court

Thailand's opposition Future Forward Party not guilty of opposing monarchy: court

Thailand's Constitutional Court on Tuesday found key figures of the opposition Future Forward Party not guilty of opposing the country's monarchy, an allegation that could have seen the high-profile party banned.

EXPLAINER: Why is President Donald Trump on trial in the US Senate?

EXPLAINER: Why is President Donald Trump on trial in the US Senate?

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump begins in earnest in the US Senate on Tuesday, after he was formally charged by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives

Five Indonesian fishermen kidnapped by Philippine militants

Five Indonesian fishermen kidnapped by Philippine militants

Abu Sayyaf militants from the Philippines seized five Indonesian fishermen from a vessel off eastern Borneo, Jakarta officials said Tuesday, the latest in a series of abductions in the area.

Family of Irish girl who died in Malaysia seek inquest

Family of Irish girl who died in Malaysia seek inquest

The parents of an Irish girl who was found dead in Malaysia last year have asked authorities in Kuala Lumpur to conduct an inquest into the death, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

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