Syria's government approved lifting the country's nearly 50-year-old state of emergency Tuesday.
Cherry blossoms in full bloom are seen at an area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, April 19, 2011.
A helicopter hit a wall and burst into flames as it was trying to land in India's remote northeast on Tuesday, killing at least 17 people.
A senior Libyan official on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of allowing foreign troops to escort humanitarian aid convoys in Libya, saying such a deployment would be viewed as military, not humanitarian.
No one won the breaking news award at Pulitzer this year.
ROK is considering deploying frigates near a set of disputed islets in response to Japan's renewed territorial claim over them.
The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant began pumping highly radioactive water Tuesday from the basement of one of its buildings to a makeshift storage area.
Singapore's president has dissolved the city-state's Parliament, signaling a general election could be coming within weeks.
Malaysian authorities have sent 66 Muslim schoolboys whom they consider effeminate to a four-day camp where they will receive counseling on masculine behavior.
At least one person was killed and several others injured when Indian police opened fire to disperse locals protesting against the planned construction of a nuclear power plant.
Pakistan on Tuesday successfully conducted the first flight test of the newly developed short range surface-to-surface Multi Tube Ballistic Missile (NASR).
Road accidents killed 55 people in Laos during the week of the Lao New year celebrations (April 11-17 ).