Dubai said Wednesday that the Hamas assassination investigation yielded 15 more suspects. The Israeli media said 10 of the new names are shared by Israelis. And while most in the region believe the Mossad carried out the hit, some evidence is emerging of ties to Iran.
Three elephants have solicited more than $21,000 in donations for the Thai Red Cross Society’s Haiti earthquake relief fund, surpassing the Thai government’s donation.
Tomas Ojea Quintana pushed for greater human rights, but said he 'deeply regretted' not being allowed to see the world-famous detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, during his five-day visit, which ended Friday.
A young monk in Bangkok, Thailand, plays with the pigeons at Sanam Luang on Thursday. Bangkok authorities have closed the parade grounds near the Royal Palace for renovations and plan to capture and relocate the park's piegons.
Unda, a rescue dog, digs into a hiding place during an avalanche search and rescue drill in Nendaz in the Valais region. The Swiss French police forces train once a year to coordinate the involvement of different units in avalanche rescues.
A model smiles as she gets a ride at the back of a police motorcycle during an event to promote works of local fashion designers in central Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday.
A lemur sits in a tree near a boy observing annular eclipse at the Japan Monkey Center in Inuyama, central Japan, Monday, May 21, 2012. The eclipse apparently sent ring-tailed lemurs to believe it was evening. Some 20 lemurs skipped breakfast, climbed up and jumped between trees and poles, a typical evening behavior, according to the zoo web site.
A week-old baby gorilla is seen with its mother N'Yaounda at the Budapest Zoo in Hungary on Thursday. The newborn gorilla is the first offspring for its mother.
Confounding his critics, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit, who took office a year ago, has faced down challenges from opponents and stifled antigovernment unrest. But protesters are gearing up for more disruption.
Thailand deported more than 4,500 ethnic Hmong to their homeland of Laos, saying they were largely economic migrants, not persecuted refugees. But the US government condemned the move.