When a KGB agent tried to recruit an activist for Latvian independence in 1988, she ended up "recruiting" him. (Mumin Shakirov, RFE/RL's Russian Service)
There was a heavy security presence on the streets of Quetta, following a deadly attack on a police academy that claimed at least 59 lives. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)
Some 80 international human-rights nongovernmental organizations have issued a statement urging United Nations countries to consider whether Russia's role in Syria "renders it unfit to serve" on the UN Human Rights Council.
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At least 59 police trainees were killed and more than 100 were wounded in an overnight raid by militants on a police academy in southwest Pakistan, officials said.
Iraqi and Kurdish forces pushed closer towards Mosul as part of an operation to retake the northern city from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group.
An Iranian Koran reciter known for appearing at state events has been accused of sexually abusing his students.
An Uzbek woman who was filmed waving the severed head of a young girl outside a Moscow metro station in February has pleaded guilty to murder.
Doctors reported a large fall in polio cases amid improved security in northwest Pakistan (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)
Ivan the Terrible was the first ruler to be called the "Tsar of All the Russias," but not all Russians today agree on the legacy of the 16th-century monarch.
Pakistani police say gunmen have shot dead an intelligence officer in the country's volatile northwest.