A Human Rights group says that the Islamic State militants have executed 20 people in the ancient Roman theater in Palmyra, a UNESCO World heritage site.
A heat wave in India has killed more than 1,100 people in the southeastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The Iraqi government said it has launched an operation to seize control of Anbar province from Islamic State militants.
Kenyan officials say al-Shabab militants attacked a group of police officers late Monday near the border with Somalia.
The spy trial of American newspaper reporter Jason Rezaian began Tuesday in Iran.
Next month, Hong Kong residents will again remember the June 4, 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square in China.
China is making some of its missiles more powerful.
China’s navy is reported to have issued eight warning messages to a U.S. military spy plane.
The North Korean government has canceled a planned United Nations visit to the Kaesong Industrial Complex.
Iraqi security forces and several thousand Shi’ite militia members came together Tuesday outside the Iraqi city of Ramadi.