Contrary to the cruelty attitudes of today, 70 years ago the world opened its arms when it was Europeans fleeing crisis – and benefited as a result.
New research suggests mass shootings are not just due to gun ownership, but gun culture.
Is Tesla following the strategy of another one-time dominant automaker – the Ford Motor Company – of over 100 years ago?
Sacks, who also wrote The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat, revealed in February that he was in the late stages of terminal cancer.
Protests after Japanese star Yui Hatano’s image is printed on Easycard travel cards which can be used on metro and bus routes.
Syria's ancient city of Palmyra integrated migrants and worshipped many gods. It is being destroyed by the Islamic State's monocultural bigotry.
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's flawed economic proposals could lead to a trade war – with signficant global fallout.
The 1992 victory by land rights campaigner Eddie Mabo will be complete when indigenous people are recognised in the nation's founding document.
After gunning down two TV journalists live on air, the gunman took to Twitter and posted a video of the killing from his perspective.
As China’s markets fall and drag down global equities, the underlying concern is how much their slowdown will affect the rest of the world.
Najib Razak has refused to answer questions about vast sums of money paid into his personal bank accounts, in the country's biggest political scandal.
Confusion over the timing of fresh elections in Greece has threatened to jeopardise the prospects for a smooth transition to a new government.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced his resignation and called for snap elections, as he went on the offensive to defend the bailout.
No one has claimed responsibility for the blast in Thailand, with everyone from Islamist groups and the Uighur to a lone operative being blamed.
For the first time since Breivik murdered 69 people on Utøya, the political youth group he attacked has returned to the Norwegian island to camp.
A Colombian funeral director had to buy back his customised Lincoln after a Venezuelan slip-up.
The bodies of all 54 people killed when their plane crashed in Indonesia have been recovered from a jungle site and their remains flown to Jayapura.
Greece's latest bailout cleared one of its last hurdles after the German Parliament voted in favor of an aid package of up to 86-billion euros.
A plane that crashed in eastern Indonesia was found on Tuesday "completely destroyed" with the bodies of all 54 people who had been aboard.