A member of a local electoral commission empties a ballot box after a parliamentary election at a polling station in the Tajik capital Dushanbe. Photograph: Nozim Kalandarov/Reuters

An outspoken critic of veteran Tajik leader Imomali Rakhmon has been shot dead by an unknown assailant on a street in Istanbul, Turkish media reported(...)

Wind turbines: ESB International has been making presentations on the subject of renewables in Asia. photograph: fabrizio bensch/ reuters

One major presence at the Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum was the ESB’s international consulting arm, which made a presentation on the subject of (...)

Malaysia’s prime minister Najib Razak  arrives at the holding area for family and friends of passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang today. Photograph: Samsul Said/Reuters

Malaysia Airlines, the operator of Flight MH370 that went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing this morning, has established a record(...)

The press gallery in the courtroom where the trial against suspected NSU member Beate Zschäpe will take place.  Turkey’s Sabah newspaper said it was going to the German constitutional court in Karlsruhe to demand a seat reservation. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Turkey’s Sabah newspaper is to appeal to Germany’s highest court over its (...)