Two children were likely killed by a US air strike in Syria in November, the US military said on Thursday, the first time the Pentagon has acknowledged civilian casualties since it began an air campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.
US President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he plans to designate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally of the United States, recognising the country's democratic progress after the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday he had ordered the navy to rescue thousands of migrants adrift at sea, as a Thai official said Myanmar had agreed to attend an emergency conference on the crisis.
When President Barack Obama sent his inaugural Twitter post from the Oval Office on Monday, the White House heralded the event with fanfare, posting a photograph of him perched on his desk tapping out his message on an iPhone.
The Chinese navy warned a US surveillance plane flying over artificial islands that Beijing is creating in the disputed South China Sea to leave the area eight times, according to CNN, which was on board the flight on Wednesday.
A Delhi court has deferred its order on a plea by environmentalist RK Pachauri seeking permission to enter the TERI office. Pachauri, the director of Teri is accused in a molestation case and the woman has filed a plea for the cancellation of his bail.