March 26, 2013 The latest violence began following an argument between a Muslim goldsmith and his Buddhist customers in a central city. Ethnic violence in the former Burma comes as the government introduces democratic reforms after decades of military rule.
March 26, 2013 The Indian Premier League, a cricket tournament that is one of the world's highest-paying sporting leagues, announced it won't feature any Sri Lankan players in games played in the southern city of Chennai. The move follows a political debate in India over Sri Lanka's bloody civil war.
March 26, 2013 Vietnam accuses China of firing on one of its fishing boats near the uninhabited Paracel Islands, which both sides claim.
March 26, 2013 Amanda Knox may face a retrial for murder in Italy, but it would very likely be conducted without her. The legal mechanisms that allow for in absentia trials are common practice in courts around the world.
March 26, 2013 The special administrator is charged with overseeing the bank's restructuring and the absorption of a smaller Cypriot bank.
March 26, 2013 Pyongyang says its artillery and ballistic missile units are in full "combat posture" for a possible strike against South Korea or American bases in Guam, Hawaii and the U.S. mainland.
March 26, 2013 Authorities say there were no signs of a struggle, suggesting that the Russian oligarch committed suicide, although pathologists still have final tests to run.
March 26, 2013 The young American was convicted in the brutal 2007 murder of an English exchange student. Later, an appeals court overturned that verdict. But now, Italy's highest court has ordered a retrial. Knox is in the U.S. If she is convicted again, Italy might seek her extradition.
March 25, 2013 Parwan was the last detention center in Afghanistan still in U.S. control. The handover includes most prisoners at the facility, though the U.S. will still have authority over about 100 prisoners.
March 25, 2013 China state media say Beijing will purchase four submarines and 24 advanced fighter jets from Russia.