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World 23 Feb 2016 | 8:31 PM

U.S. air strikes aid Afghan forces against Islamic State

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan forces backed by U.S. air strikes have killed dozens of insurgents loyal to Islamic State this week as they continue a push into areas occupied by the radical group, officials said on Tuesday.

World 23 Feb 2016 | 7:56 PM

Estonia jails three men over spying for Russian security services

TALLINN (Reuters) - Three men have been jailed for spying for Russia, Estonia's state prosecutor's office said on Tuesday, an unusual case targeting low-level smugglers that comes amid heightened concern over muscular Russian foreign policy in eastern Europe.

World 23 Feb 2016 | 3:21 PM

New round of Kabul meetings hope to set date for Afghan peace talks

KABUL (Reuters) - Officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China meeting in Kabul on Tuesday expect to set a date for the first direct talks with the Taliban since a previous round in the peace process broke down last year.

World 23 Feb 2016 | 1:28 PM

Peru pipeline leaks in Amazon; two rivers polluted, agency says

LIMA (Reuters) - Ruptures in Peru's main oil pipeline have spilled 3,000 barrels of crude in an Amazonian region, operator Petroperu said Monday, and the oil has polluted two rivers native villages rely on for water, according to government officials.

AseanPlus News 23 Feb 2016 | 6:38 AM

Crude prices down as doubts over production freeze linger

SINGAPORE: Oil prices dipped in Asia Tuesday after mounting a strong rally the day before as traders remain doubtful that talks on an output freeze among key crude producers will lead to agreement.

World 23 Feb 2016 | 2:24 AM

EU border agency says bad weather drags migrant arrivals down in January

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Bad weather cut the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece, the main gateway to Europe, by 40 percent last month from December, the European Union's border agency Frontex said on Monday.

Nation 22 Feb 2016 | 2:25 PM

Malaysian singer teaches 'The Voice UK' judges how to poco-poco

PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian singer got the judges of The Voice UK up on their feet and performing the "poco-poco" line dance on the final "blind auditions" that aired on Saturday.

Environment 22 Feb 2016 | 1:48 PM

Eating less beef key to meeting EU climate targets

STOCKHOLM: EU climate targets won’t be met unless greenhouse gas emissions linked to beef and dairy consumption are dramatically reduced, a Swedish study published on Monday said.

Singapore 22 Feb 2016 | 12:33 PM

Singapore MP tests disabled-friendly temporary bus interchange in wheelchair

SINGAPORE: The temporary Woodlands Bus Interchange here will be disabled-friendly, as Singaporean member of parliament, Amrin Amin, confirmed for himself on Monday morning - in a wheelchair.

India 22 Feb 2016 | 11:42 AM

India divided as battle over sedition arrest turns ugly

NEW DELHI: A bitter row over a student’s arrest for sedition at a prestigious Indian university has exposed deep divisions between liberal intellectuals and the nationalist government in the world’s biggest democracy.