Danny Boyle's Olympics extravaganza carried huge price tag but superstars including Sir Paul McCartney did not.
Three HIV-positive women in Namibia were coerced into being sterilised a judge ruled.
Women who follow strict dress rules of sharia law given a flower as a thank you.
Yoweri Museveni attempts to limit physical contact after deadly Ebola case is reported in Kampala.
Couple accused of affair buried up to their necks and stoned to death by Islamic extremists under Sharia law.
Indian acid victim in desperate plea for help as she struggles to cope on her own.
Allegations of forced conversion to Islam of five Gaza Strip Christians spark protests across Palestinian enclave.
South Africa:12-Year Old Amaro Jose Viana Boiled and Drowned by Gang after Witnessing Parents Murder
Amaro Jose Viana, a 12-year-old boy was drowned in boiling water after his parents were shot dead by gunmen who broke into the family house.
Leader of right-wing group Boeremag also guilty of Soweto bombings in 2002, could face life sentence.
Gaza's Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh meets Egypt's intelligence chief ahead of talks with new president Mohammed Mursi.
Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan has warned against a planned Islamist coup to overthrow the regimes of Gulf countries.
Jihadist terror group storms factory and police station in Nigerian city of Maiduguri.
Tensions between Iran and Israel continue to escalate following series of accusations from both camps.
Activists who want end to law that lets rapists marry their victims accuse Bassima Hakkaoui of provocation.
Notebook of chilling drawings of massacre addressed to University of Colorado professor sat in campus mailroom for a week before the Aurora cinema attack.
Mali: Security Forces Loyal to Coup Leader Sanogo Responsible for 'Forced Disappearances' and Torture
Security forces loyal to the Mali coup leader Amadou Sanogo are responsible for a series of human rights violations ranging from torture to forced disappearances.
Hundreds of people gathered in New Delhi to support three hunger strikers in an attempt to step up pressure against the government for the passing of a strong anti-corruption law.
Syria Civil War: Russia Accuses US of Backing Terror in Failure to Condemn Damascus Security HQ Suicide Bombing [VIDEO]
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov slams US for 'sinister position of endorsing terrorism' in Syria.
Islamic Relief aid workers warn of a mounting refugee crisis in war-torn Yemen.
A leaked video showing the pilot of an American helicopter happily singing while a US missile hits an Afghan man is set to further embarrass the United States.
Brig. Gen. Manaf Tlass defected to Turkey, indicating President Assad's inner circle is beginning to fall apart.
Cairo court upholds ruling that makes facial hair a disciplinary offence in contradiction of Sharia law.
False data from sensors led to pilot error, when Air France flight 447 was nosed upward, instead of downward, to recover from stall during thunderstorm.
Video apparently showing two Syrian guards in sustained assault on young detainee supports torture claims of Human Rights Watch.
Founder of equal rights NGO murdered on way to work by motorbike assassins in tribal area.
Post-conflict countries such as Sierra Leone face alarming levels of domestic violence, International Rescue Committee warns
Palestinian Authority agrees to exhume body of late leader Yasser Arafat after claims he was killed by polonium-210.
Colombian military chiefs angered by poaching of troops and officers by United Arab Emirates but powerless to stop it.
Gunman who took hostages to stop bailiffs kicking him out of Karlsruhe flat believed to be among dead.
Syrian president warns Turkish PM not to interfere in Syria's domestic affairs, in second part of interview with Turkish daily Cumhuriyet.