Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 21, 2013, Washington
The political appointee who headed the IRS during the US tax agency's abusive treatment of conservative groups insisted on Tuesday that he was not involved in the scandal.
Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 21, 2013, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia is debating whether to allow access to women in sports stadiums after an official backed the idea, triggering a storm in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom where female sports are severely restricted.
Dentist Rajesh Talwar on Tuesday told special court in Ghaziabad that CBI did not carry out any dummy test at their Jalvayu Vihar residence where his daughter Aarushi and domestic servant Hemraj were killed five years ago.
Associated Press | Tuesday May 21, 2013, Fort Meade, Maryland
Prosecutors say they have agreed to charge a U.S. Army private who released more than 700,000 secret U.S. documents to the WikiLeaks site with a lesser offense on one of the 22 counts against him.
Reuters | Tuesday May 21, 2013, Beirut
Syria said its troops destroyed an Israeli vehicle that crossed into its territory from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday and warned that any attempt to violate its sovereignty would meet "immediate and firm retaliation".
Reuters | Tuesday May 21, 2013, Washington
A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. government had properly classified top secret more than 50 images of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden taken after his death, and that the government did not need to release them.
"I am innocent and have done no wrong. I have never indulged in any spot fixing," suspended pacer S Sreesanth, who is an accused in the IPL spot-fixing case, on Tuesday said.
Agence France-Presse | Tuesday May 21, 2013, London
The debate in Britain over legalising gay marriage took a surreal turn on Tuesday after a senior politician said it could result in a lesbian queen giving birth to an heir by artificial insemination.
Beset with a series of scams and allegations of corruption, the year gone by hasn't been particularly memorable for the UPA-II which completes four years in office tomorrow. A sentiment reflected in Union Minister and NCP leader Praful Patel's admission that the government needs a "huge course correction".
A Delhi court today extended by five days the police custody of cricketer S Sreesanth, his suspended Rajasthan Royals teammates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, and eight bookies for alleged spot-fixing in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).