A third Bulgarian man died on Sunday after setting himself on fire amid protests against growing poverty and corruption in the EU's poorest country, hospital officials said.
Ventsislav Vasilev, a 53-year-old unemployed father of five, had doused himself with fuel and set himself ablaze outside the mayor's office in the central town of Radnevo on February 26.Full Story
A U.S. drone strike on Sunday killed at least one militant riding on horseback in a mountainous area of Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt, security officials said.
The missile attack, the first by an unmanned American drone in Pakistan for at least a month, came in Dehgan village, 30 kilometers (18 miles) west of Miranshah, the main town in lawless North Waziristan.Full Story
Anti-nuclear rallies took place across Japan Sunday on the eve of the second anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster, urging Japan's new government to abandon nuclear power.
Tens of thousands gathered in Hibiya park in central Tokyo, where activists and unionists packed a concert hall to voice their opposition.Full Story
China is to effectively abolish its scandal-plagued railways ministry as part of a sweep of government reforms aimed at tackling inefficiency and corruption, a top official told parliament on Sunday.
The changes include bolstering a maritime body as China engages in island disputes with its neighbors, and giving an economic development body more say over the one-child policy as the country faces a shrinking labour pool.Full Story
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been elected head of the new executive board of Myanmar's opposition National League for Democracy, as the party has a makeover to adjust itself to the country's new democratic framework.
A landmark three-day party congress attended by 894 delegates from around the country on Sunday expanded the group's Central Executive Committee from seven members to 15, with an addition five reserve members, in a revitalization and reform effort ahead of the 2015 general election.Full Story
Nepalese police arrested 11 people in Kathmandu on suspicion of "anti-China activities" on Sunday morning, the anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against China's rule in Tibet.
"Some of the people we arrested were Tibetan but we have not interrogated all of them yet," police spokesman Uttam Subedi told Agence France Presse.Full Story
The head of the NATO-led force in Afghanistan has vowed that the long-delayed transfer of detainees from U.S. to Afghan control will not take place if they pose a threat to international troops.
The transfer of a final group of detainees at Bagram jail has been a cause of friction between President Hamid Karzai and the coalition, and a handover ceremony was abruptly canceled on Saturday.Full Story
Chad's 2,000-strong contingent in Mali, which has played a leading part in the fight against jihadist militants, on Saturday officially joined the regional African force deployed there.
"As of today, our Chadian brothers who are fighting to liberate Mali are joining AFISMA," Ivorian army chief Soumaila Bakayoko, whose country currently chairs the regional bloc ECOWAS, told reporters.Full Story
Venezuela's new acting president, Nicolas Maduro, held talks with a Chinese delegation on Saturday and the two sides vowed to deepen strategic relations in honor of late leader Hugo Chavez.
Maduro, who was sworn in late Friday, met with the chairman of China's National Development and Reform Commission, Zhang Ping, who represented President Hu Jintao at Chavez's funeral.Full Story
Spain's 75-year-old King Juan Carlos left hospital Saturday, nearly a week after undergoing lower back surgery, his seventh operation in three years.
"I am feeling very well, I feel no pain in my back or anywhere else," he told reporters as he was driven out of Madrid's La Milagrosa hospital.Full Story