The revolutionary Catholic pope has called 17th-century missionary Joseph Vaz a model of reconciliation after the country's recent civil war.
Taliban threats and conservative beliefs are preventing women's cricket in Afghanistan, where it is believed that women should not compete in public.
President Jacob Zuma has returned from a summit dominated by allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka during the bloody climax of its 26-year civil war.
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the government has nothing to hide in a $750-million deal for AgustaWestland helicopters.
The father of an Indian student who was brutally raped says he wants her name made public so she can be an inspiration to victims of sexual crimes.
India promised Burma a $500-million credit line to improve infrastructure and praised the steps taken towards democracy the country has made so far.
President Hugo Chávez urged colleagues from Africa and South America to help form a "multipolar" world on Saturday at a summit.
Rafael Correa sailed to a re-election victory on Sunday but will face tough times during his second term as a weak economy threatens his popularity.
The United States escalated a major diplomatic crisis with Venezuela on Friday, imposing sanctions on aides to President Hugo Chávez.
A Venezuelan passenger plane with 46 people aboard went missing and likely crashed in a remote mountain region soon after taking off from an Andean city just before dusk on Thursday. Villagers reported hearing a huge noise they thought could be a crash after the twin-engine plane flew out of the high-altitude city of Merida headed for the capital Caracas.
Venezuelan President Hugo ChÃ¡vez stopped oil exports to Exxon Mobil on Tuesday, escalating a multibillion-dollar fight with the United States company two days after threatening to cut off all supplies to America. The anti-US president's retaliation for Exxon's legal offensive pushed oil prices higher in late trading.