Dilma Rousseff goes into her second term facing greater challenges than her first time around.
Stinging remarks by US President Barack Obama's officials have added fuel to the United States's row with Israel.
The Israeli government's plan to build housing units in parts of Jerusalem that Palestinians are demanding for their own is the first of a series.
The group urged Israel to respect the rights of Palestinians, and demanded the country probe violations committed during repeated assaults on Gaza.
Foreign troops have pulled back from Helmand province as their withdrawal from Afghanistan begins, leaving local forces to fight the Taliban.
Pope Francis has cautioned against portraying God as a magician and says it is possible to believe in evolution and creation.
In a move that has been called "purely political", Australia is the first rich nation to shut its doors to West African countries hit by Ebola.
Dilma Rousseff's re-election has left Brazil divided - half being grateful for gains against poverty, while the other criticised economic stagnation.
A partial vote count from Ukraine's elections shows pro-Western parties are taking the lead, with pro-Russian parties falling far behind in support.
New York and New Jersey have agreed to impose even stricter measures on travelers from Ebola-hit West African countries.
The left has run the country since 2003, but now is presented with a very real threat from the conservative elite.
Doctors say the funds spent on airport checks would be better used to stop Ebola at its source.
Ebola should bring home to American conservatives that they are part of humanity.
The latest poll reflects what appears to be an ever-diminishing appetite for a two-state solution on both sides of politics.
Italy's leaders and the Vatican are battling to close the gap between church doctrine and modern life.
Ben Bradlee's death was announced by the Post, which reported last month that he had begun hospice care after suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Although Hong Kong's leader has indicated a concession to pro-democracy protesters, expectations remain low ahead of talks.
Clashes that have erupted in the city have deepened a sense of impasse between government and a pro-democracy movement.
With the death rate at 70%, new strategies, resources and tough targets are being put in place.