Very few people become global icons whose passing can dominate world media attention. Nelson Mandela was one
There were moving tributes and gestures from all parts of the world as the sports world mourned Madiba’s death
Syrian opposition activists say people have discovered foaming at the mouth in the town of Nabak, outside Damascus.
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Albanian police arrested a 15-year-old boy as a suspect in the fatal shooting of another boy at a high school near the capital Tirana.
Vladimir Putin could free a former oil tycoon and members of the Pussy Riot band, all portrayed as political prisoners, under a planned amnesty.
About 30 pilot whales were stuck in shallow waters off Everglades National Park, according to Florida media reports.
A Florida man pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting of his wife, whose bloody corpse was later depicted in photos he posted on Facebook.
Two men have been arrested in Germany for hijacking other people's computers to generate a digital currency, the bitcoin.
Four Polish maintenance workers have plunged to their deaths some 120 meters down a chimney that they were working on at a coal-fired power plant.
Criminal gangs made up of corrupt ex-cops tripled their presence in Rio de Janeiro's shantytowns between 2005 and 2010, according to a study released in Brazil.
Ukraine's three former presidents made an unexpected joint show of support for mass protests against the government's decision to reject a historic pact with the EU.
A new Indian party rooted in an anti-graft movement that swept the country in 2011 faced its first electoral test as millions voted in New Delhi state polls.
An Indonesian court jailed 14 Muslim Rohingya men from Myanmar for nine months each for bludgeoning eight Buddhists to death.
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