Wednesday January 28, 2015, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Amid controversy, the Saudi Arabian embassy in the US denied media reports that the country's state television had blurred out America's First Lady Michelle Obama as her husband US president Barack Obama met new Saudi King Salman.
The 43 Mexican students who disappeared four months ago were murdered on the orders of a drug cartel who mistook them for members of a rival gang, the government said on Tuesday, finally confirming the deaths of the students who were also trainee teachers.
Hopes faded on Wednesday of finding 92 victims still missing from an AirAsia plane crash as Indonesian search and rescue authorities said the remaining bodies could have been swept away or lost on the seabed.
Three more Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 15 wounded in fighting with Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine's eastern regions in the past 24 hours, Kiev military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said on Wednesday.
Teachers in northwest Pakistan are being given firearms training and will be allowed to take guns into the classroom in a bid to strengthen security following a Taliban massacre at a school last month.
Indonesia's search for dozens of victims still unaccounted for from last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet could end within days if no more bodies are found, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
Indonesia's civilian search and rescue agency said on Wednesday it would continue to search for remains of victims from the AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea killing all 162 people on board.
President Obama pressed India on Tuesday to do more to curb the pollution that is choking its capital and contributing to global climate change, as he wrapped up a visit that yielded no meaningful breakthrough on the issue.