Well-known dissident Liu Xiaobo was arrested in China for alleged subversive activities, a state run media agency reported.
Four or five people were injured when a natural-gas pipeline exploded in southwest Moscow on Sunday, sending flames up to 300 meters into the air, a Russian state-run news agency reported.
Malaysia’s prime minister wants to step down and has scheduled a meeting with the supreme ruler of the country to hand in his letter of resignation, Malaysia’s national news agency reported Saturday.
Pakistani security forces will observe a four-day cease-fire with Taliban militants in another region of North West Frontier Province, Pakistan’s state-run news agency reported Tuesday. Tribal leaders in the Bajaur region had asked the government forces to observe a truce that had been unilaterally called for by local Taliban militants, according to the state-run Associated Press of Pakistan (APP)