UN backs Iran rebuke
The United Nations Human Rights Council has endorsed a statement condemning Iran's violent crackdown on opposition protesters after last year's presidential election.
Petraeus faints during hearing
A Capitol Hill hearing on the progress of US military action in Afghanistan has been suspended after the top US military commander in Iraq and Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, passed out.
Korea puts the bite on snake soup sellers
South Korea is cracking down on restaurants that serve snake soup, warning that people involved in the illegal trade in wild reptiles could be jailed.