TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan underestimated the risk of tsunamis and needs to closely monitor public and workers' health after the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a team of international safety inspectors said in a preliminary review of the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A motorcyclist threw a home-made grenade into an anti-government "yellow shirt" rally in central Bangkok late on Tuesday, injuring two men, police said.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, extradited to the Netherlands from Serbia Tuesday after 16 years on the run, will face genocide charges at the U.N. war crimes tribunal within days.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Ratko Mladic, nicknamed "the butcher of Bosnia," joins a who's who of accused genocidal dictators, warlords and mass murderers at the international war crimes detention center in the Hague.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Within days of the arrest of former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn on attempted rape and sexual abuse charges, details about the alleged victim appeared in publications around the world.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a general amnesty on Tuesday, state television said, after ten weeks of protests against his 11-year rule and a military crackdown which has drawn international condemnation.
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has made clear that he will not step down, despite the first big protest against him in the capital in months and a U.N. warning on Tuesday that his government was running out of food.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Four men who threw anti-government leaflets in Havana's Revolution Square were sentenced on Tuesday to up to five years in prison by a Cuban court, family members said.
SANAA (Reuters) - Street fighting raged in Yemen's capital on Tuesday ending a tenuous ceasefire between tribal groups and forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh and edging the impoverished Arab state closer to civil war.
KABUL (Reuters) - President Hamid Karzai warned NATO-led forces in Afghanistan on Tuesday they were at risk of being seen as an occupying force rather than an ally after a spate of civilian casualties, and said he would take unspecified action if they continue.
BEIJING (Reuters) - A 16-year-old boy in central China died of bird flu on Tuesday, state media said.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somali pirates have hijacked a Yemen cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden, a regional maritime official said on Tuesday, the day after pirates who seized a Saudi supertanker cut their ransom demand to $15 million.