Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez dies, thousands flee their homes as violence grows in eastern DR Congo and David Beckham becomes China’s soccer ambassador
Germany’s postwar homosexuality laws continue to stigmatize former victims, Turkey’s model of democracy might not necessarily work in Arab Spring nations and Argentina will not give up its claim to the Falkland Islands
Brazilian authorities continue to “pacify” shantytowns, Thailand pledges to ban ivory trade and violence breaks out in Mombasa as people vote in Kenyan election.
The Czech Republic is polarized over joining the euro zone, Africa needs to push more ambitiously for faster progress and Libya’s government said that the Lockerbie bombing case is closed, despite British and American hopes for a …
Syria’s refugee crisis worsens, the Thai government agrees to hold peace talks with southern Muslim rebels and Shell Oil pauses drilling in Arctic seas
The Mexican government targets the powerful teachers’ union for education reform, Japan has a serious shortage of day care centers and Egypt has grounded all hot air balloon flights in the wake of Tuesday’s deadly crash
Child labor remains a problem in India, information about soil pollution is a state secret in China and thousands of Colombian coffee growers have gone on strike
African officials and the U.N. announce a new “framework” to tackle instability in the Congo, South Korea’s first-female president is sworn in and Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic has resigned
China’s polluted waters is drawing attention from environmentalists and investors, the U.N. will not compensate Haiti cholera victims and Japanese Prime Minister visits the U.S.
Anti-whaling activists clash with a Japanese whaling ship in the Antarctic Ocean, India’s government hopes to pass a long-delayed food security bill and newly declassified documents show that Britain considered allowing …
Ireland’s Prime Minister has issued an apology to thousands of women who were forced to endure virtual slave labor in Catholic-run workhouses, a fast and inexpensive test to find leprosy before the damage becomes lasting is …
Typhoons in the Philippines are reflecting a rapid deteriorating of the country’s climatic trends, an anonymous donor sends gold bars to survivors of Japan’s 2011 tsunami and a new party is launched in South Africa
Singaporeans protest over the government’s plans to increase its population by accepting more immigrants, mothers in Indonesia are being persuaded by milk formula companies to give up breastfeeding their babies and British …