A series of car bombs today ripped through a crowded marketplace and a Shiite militia’s checkpoint, killing 19 people in separate attacks north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

India announces new budget aiming to boost growth

India’s finance minister has announced his government’s new budget, promising a slew of measures that attempt to balance welfare spending with high economic growth ...


Marathon bombing trial can take place in Boston, court rules

The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev can stay in Massachusetts, a US appeal court has ruled.


China's wild pandas increase in number

Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. The latest census by China’s State Forestry Administration shows the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 ...