French President Francois Hollande to sign bill into law, after constitutional court dismisses challenges.
UN says town of Pibor has been destroyed, between fighting and looting, by rebels and army soldiers alike.
At least 49 injured after derailed train from New York City strikes another train in US state of Connecticut.
Several of the candidates in this Tuesday's election were among the politicos who turned out at the L.A. Press Club on Thursday, 16 May to "Roast and Toast" the retiring Councilman Bill Rosendahl. Mr. Rosendahl, a former cable executive and host, is credited with revitalizing the Club several years ago. Show More Summary
World Health Organisation says four more deaths confirmed from new strain of H7N9 virus brings toll to 36.
Hundreds of President Mohammed Morsi's opponents rallied peacefully in the streets of Cairo denouncing his rule.
State news agency says "coordinated and simultaneous" attacks traced to IP addresses from a number of countries.
On Saturday night, Europe will grind to a halt to mark its annual celebration of the cheesy and the saccharine: the Eurovision finals. This year, the singing competition is being held in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, and the field...Show More Summary
You may not have heard of koro -- a mental syndrome in which a person has an overwhelming belief that his or her genitals are disappearing -- or zar-- a condition hat generates dissociative episodes characterized by intense laughter...Show More Summary
Activists protest outside White House to call for the immediate closure of the controversial jail.
He would never have been cast to play the role of a bloody South American dictator in a Hollywood film. Soft spoken, deeply religious, rake thin and awkward, his lean face cut horizontally by an incongruously thick walrus mustache, his...Show More Summary
They are the children of the satellite dish, fed with the illicit and used to the other side of information or misinformation. They have grown up with the remote control in their hands and, with a simple click, they access the prohibited every day.
It is a court of last resort ready to step in if everything else fails, and over the past ten years it has gained wide recognition for its work. At the same time the Rome Statute system is lacking enforcement mechanisms in cases of a refusal to cooperate.
Donald Rumsfeld has never had a reputation for being particularly actful or articulate (let's all take a moment to remember how Saturday Night Live portrayed him, even before the invasion of Iraq), but he's demonstrated a habit of owning his mistakes -- in his own way. Show More Summary
Are Russia's members of parliament, who have fostered a climate of homophobia over the past year, to blame for a man tortured to death by drunk hooligans in Volgograd?
Given the history of coups, Pakistanis need to be given the opportunity to elect their leaders democratically. Continued democratic process is the only way out of Pakistan, a country that is no longer capable of any experiments.
Reuters brings us today's reminder that the world is a confusing, intricately interconnected place: Disgruntled Bulgarian truck drivers blocked traffic at two major border checkpoints with neighboring Turkey on Friday to protest against what...Show More Summary
Rituals, reflections, poetic “assaults”… From May 17 to 23, 2013, the first Latin American Congress of Community Living Cultures [es] will invade the streets of La Paz, Bolivia. The city will host government representatives from Brazil and Colombia, along with more than one thousand activists. Written by Pablo Andres Rivero ·...
Man who raped and strangled his neighbour in Sydney boarding house, then threw body into a canal, sentenced to 45 years.
Former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who took power over Argentina in a 1976 coup and led a military junta that killed thousands of his fellow citizens in a dirty war to eliminate so-called "subversives," died quietly in his sleep today while serving life in prison for crimes against humanity. He...