At least 75 people were missing as a passenger-packed trawler capsized in Buriganga River near Bangladesh's capital Dhaka Saturday night.
Turkey's top army leaders, namely chief of general staff Isik Kosaner, top commanders of the land forces, air forces and navy resigned on Friday.
Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday called for a long-term and careful effort to scale back the nation's reliance on nuclear power over the next four decades and make more use of solar energy and other renewable power sources.
The US Senate voted to kill a debt ceiling plan put forth by House Speaker John Boehner to avoid a looming debt default crisis.
President Barack Obama warned the United States was "almost out of time" to make a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling, insisting that a compromise was within reach.
Former US president George W. Bush says his apparent lack of reaction to the first news of the Sept 11, 2001, attacks was a conscious decision to project an aura of calm in a crisis.
Stephen Bosworth, the US special envoy to the DPRK, was in discussions with Kim Kye-gwan, the DPRK's vice-foreign minister, at the US Mission to the United Nations.
The head of the Libyan rebel armed forces was shot and killed Thursday just before arriving for questioning by rebel authorities.
The trial of Hosni Mubarak, his sons and former interior minister will be held in Cairo, a top judiciary official said Thursday.
A Malaysian oil and gas specialist company announced on Thursday it would build a $100 billion cross-border gas pipeline that stretches through Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia and China.
Suicide attackers killed at least 19 people, 12 of them young children, when they targeted government buildings in southern Afghanistan on Thursday.
United nations - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) UN ambassador said on Wednesday that US modernization of its nuclear weapons and expansion of its missile defense systems will eventually spark a new nuclear arms race.