Thailand's army ruler says people using a three-fingered protest salute from the blockbuster Hollywood franchise risk 'jeopardising their futures'.
The "war on terror" has failed to eliminate or reduce terrorism despite trillions being spent on wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and operations elsewhere.
Women wanting to join the county’s security force have to undergo a traumatic and painful "virginity" test guised as being a test for STDs.
The reggae singer's family is on board with a private firm to launch 'Marley Natural', a strain of marijuana meant for healing.
The relatives of Farzana Iqbal who bludgeoned her to death in May outside a Pakistani court, causing a public outcry, have been sentenced to death.
Mounting allegations of rape and sexual assault against entertainer Bill Cosby has resulted in a Netflix special series on his life being postponed.
While Israel expressed shock at the attack, Hamas has praised it, calling for more following the suspicious death of a Palestinian bus driver.
Ferguson has been quiet while a jury decides if Darren Wilson will be charged for the killing of Michael Brown, but Missouri is taking no chances.
With half of India's population without access to toilets, people are paying a high price for the slow pace of change in improving sanitation.
FARC, Latin America's largest rebel group, is accused of kidnapping an army general over the weekend resulting in the suspension of peace talks.
The world's 20 major economies have agreed to a plan aimed at pushing their combined growth beyond the 2% they were initially targeting.
The Nobel Peace Laureates Summit, which was initially scheduled to take place in South Africa, has been relocated to Rome.
Among humans, there is also good evidence that religious beliefs may help shape social behaviour, say researchers.
Europe's baby could soon be its newest country, showing how to resolve border disputes in 2014.
A new international listing for animal protection looks out for polar bears and for migratory animals.
Possession of small amounts of dagga will no longer be reason for immediate arrest. Court summonses are still the order of the day though.
Twelve women died after they were forced into attending a state-run sterilisation camp in India.
France follows other countries, such as Sweden and Britain who held votes this year, on whether or not to recognise Palestine as a state.
The world woke up to the news of the death of Dr Myles Munroe who was travelling in a private jet that struck a construction crane while landing.