The only reason people get onto boats, with the high risk of drowning, is that they have no hope.
Dear Pope Francis, the Namibian slaughter, not Armenia's, was the 20th century's first genocide.
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström is not afraid to rock the international relations boat if the need arises.
Lawsuits on the constitutionality of lethal injection have trapped Tennessee, US, inmates in perpetual limbo.
An Auschwitz survivor who lost 119 members of her family in the Holocaust, has confronted a former SS guard, appealing to him to take responsibility.
At a summit in Jakarta, Africa and Asia pledge to work together to stamp out the domination of certain economies.
The start of the Afghan Taliban's annual offensive on Friday is expected to precede the bloodiest fighting season in a decade as Nato forces pull out.
Former Nazi officer dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" went on trial in Germany, with almost 70 Holocaust survivors relatives at the court.
America needs to show it is no longer happy to squander the talent of anyone with ovaries.
Marzieh Afkham, who is the country's first foreign ministry spokesperson, will head a mission in an unnamed East Asian country.
The Chinese government has developed a new tool to prevent its citizens from accessing the internet freely.
Surveys favour a yes vote in the referendum but activists fear the public may yet spring a shock defeat.
Vladimir Putin has opened the way for the controversial delivery of a sophisticated missile system to Iran - embargoed for the past five years.
US police officer Walter Scott faces the death penalty for killing a man he'd stopped for a broken car light.
IS militants have destroyed countless irreplaceable artefacts and heritage sites, leading to comparisons to the atrocities of Mao Zedong and Pol Pot.
A US jury unanimously convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and found him guilty on all 30 counts related to the 2013 Boston bombings attacks.
Police in the US state of South Carolina charged an officer with murder after a video showed him apparently gunning down a fleeing black man.
Staff at an immigration camp on Nauru claim the Australian government was aware of the alleged sexual abuse of women and children asylum seekers.
Iran and world powers reached an agreement on "key parameters" of a potentially historic deal aimed at preventing Iran from building nuclear bombs.