The Afghan attorney general's office called in a New York Times correspondent for questioning Tuesday, and later banned him from leaving the country, after The Times published a story about discussions among some officials of imposing an interim government.
Wednesday August 20, 2014, Kabul, Afghanistan
The Afghan attorney general's office has barred a New York Times reporter from leaving the country after the paper ran a story about ministry and palace officials discussing plans to form an interim government if an election deadlock continues.
Wednesday August 20, 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan
Pakistani lawmakers are due to meet on Wednesday after an opposition leader and a firebrand cleric led thousands of protesters past riot police and barricades to parliament as part of a bid to force the prime minister to stand down.
Clashes between police and protesters in the U.S. town of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid in her native South Africa, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday.
Wednesday August 20, 2014, Beijing, China
A Beijing court on Wednesday sentenced a former railway official to death for corruption, but promised a reprieve after two years of good behaviour, state media reported, in the latest graft case to hit China's sprawling rail network.
Thailand's coup leader is expected to be picked as prime minister by the kingdom's new army-dominated national assembly, junta sources said Wednesday, cementing the military's hold on power in the politically turbulent nation.
Wednesday August 20, 2014, San Francisco, California
When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions - but not the tip she got from a female investor who suggested she dye her blonde hair darker to be taken more seriously by venture capitalists.
Hackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems Inc broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scale cyber attack using the flaw, according to a security expert.