An explosion believed to be caused by a gas canister shook a welding workshop in the southern Turkish resort city of Antalya on Saturday, injuring six people in the vicinity, according to a local press agency .
Pakistan military claimed a key victory against the Taliban in the remote district of Bajaur, where it had been fighting a six-month battle against the Al-Qaeda ally. Hundreds were said to be killed during the conflict in the Afghan-bordering area.
Tensions rose in the Tibetan town of Aba in the Sichuan province, when a monk was reportedly shot by police after setting himself ablaze to protest against Chinese rule. Official media confirmed the monk's act of self-immolation.
Officials recovered 10 more bodies from a second mass grave on Saturday, with "many more" remaining. A day earlier the bodies of 38 murdered officers of the Bangladesh Rifles were found. The toll of the mutiny now stands at 76.
Protesters in Pakistan took to the streets for a third straight day, meeting tough resistance from police, following the Supreme Court's election ban of Nawaz Sharif that has pushed the country further into political turmoil.
A mass grave of at least 38 murdered officers of the Bangladesh Rifles was found on Friday after the surrender of mutineer soldiers. Another 28 bodies had already been found, with nearly 200 fleeing soldiers arrested.
After four years of negotiations, Australia and New Zealand have signed a free trade agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The deal gives both countries access to a market of nearly 600 million people.
The Bangladesh Rifle mutiny ended with the border guards surrendering to authorities Friday, while Bangladeshi security forces arrested nearly 200 fleeing members of the group, according to a security official.
A Vietnamese man has died from bird flu, a medical official reported on Friday. The death is the second such case in Vietnam this year, once again raising fears among experts of the potential for a devastating pandemic.
The United States, Pakistan and Afghanistan will hold regular talks on the combined strategy to fight Islamic extremists, the White House announced Thursday, after a first round of such meetings came to a close.