New York: From a routine patrol crossing a muddy ditch in Afghanistan, where a land mine blast changed his life in a split-second, to the hothouse of the US Open, American soldier Ryan McIntosh has come a long way.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina: Democrats kick off their 2012 convention Tuesday with First Lady Michelle Obama to fire the first shots of a three-day salvo aimed at breaking the electoral deadlock with Republicans.
Washington: Republican nominee Mitt Romney steps off the campaign trail for much of this week as he prepares for next month’s crucial debates against Barack Obama, whose Democrats are gathering to re-nominate the president.
Jalalabad: A suicide bomber targeting an Afghan government official at a funeral Tuesday killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens more in the east of the country near the Pakistan border, officials said.
Rabat: At least 42 people were killed Tuesday when a bus travelling between Marrakesh and Ouarzazate in southern Morocco plunged into a ravine, a security official said.
AHMEDABAD, India: The owner of an Indian store called “Hitler” said Tuesday he had agreed to drop the Nazi dictator’s name and re-brand his shop following protests from the Jewish community and the government.
Damascus: Red Cross chief Peter Maurer was in Syria on a mercy mission Tuesday amid a surge of bombings and clashes in the capital and the second city Aleppo that left scores more dead, a spokeswoman said.
Beijing: China’s leadership has been hit by a fresh scandal ahead of a 10-yearly power handover, with reports a close ally of the president was demoted following his son’s death in a Ferrari crash.
Male: A court in the Maldives has ordered a public flogging for a 16-year-old girl who confessed to having pre-marital sex, in a ruling that Tuesday triggered widespread criticism from rights groups.
London: Making First government reshuffle, British Prime Minister David Cameron has removed Baroness Sayeeda Warsi as Conservative Party chairman.