The brothers of the US man charged with kidnapping and raping three women - locking them in his home for a decade - say they had no idea what was happening.
West Papuan independence movement leader Victor Yeimo was detained and allegedly beaten by police on Monday as another prominent Indonesian national politician warned Western countries against supporting separatists in the troubled province.
The asylum seeker vessel that was apprehended in Bali's Benoa harbour on Sunday was the first to try to sail from the holiday island, giving rise to speculation that people smugglers may be testing out a new route to Australia.
The US Internal Revenue Service's special scrutiny of small-government groups applying for tax-exempt status went beyond keyword hunts for organisations with ''Tea Party'' or ''patriot'' in their names to a more overtly ideological search for applicants seeking to ''make America a better place to live'' or ''criticise how the country is being run,'' an inspector general's report says.
Beetles, caterpillars and wasps could supplement diets around the world as an environmentally friendly food source if only Western consumers could get over their "disgust", the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Monday.
A new wave of cyber attacks is striking American corporations. Officials say the attackers' aim is not espionage but sabotage, and the source seems to be the Middle East.
At least 12 people were shot at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, with one victim as young as 10 years old, WWLTV reported, citing police Superintendent Ronal Serpas.
The former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has claimed victory in the Pakistani election, reaping the benefit of a protest vote against the incumbent Pakistan People's Party, whose five years in power have been marked by corruption scandals, economic mismanagement and militant violence.
''We've got nothing like this back in the UK,'' he said, marvelling at the state-of-the-art equipment put at the disposal of the most severely wounded troops. ''You guys, as Americans, are used to the technology - we are always behind.''
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