Pope Francis has been named as Person of the Year for 2013 by Time magazine.
Uruguay became the first country to legalise the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday (December 10), a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating ..
India's Supreme Court on Wednesday (December 11) threw out a 2009 ruling by a lower court that had decriminalised gay sex, in a major setback for the cause of gay rights in the world's largest democra..
Riot police poured into Kiev's Independence Square early on Wednesday (December 11), confronting opposition leaders and protesters demonstrating against a government decision to rebuild trade ties wit..
A cortege transporting the coffin of former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela arrived on Wednesday (December 11) at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where he will lie in s..