The vice-principal of a high school whose pupils were on a capsized South Korean ferry has committed suicide as hopes fade of finding survivors.
Rio Tinto's Namibian miners are said to be dying of cancers after extracting uranium ore for the British and US military in the 1970s.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi could be India's next prime minister, but he is far from being Mr Clean.
A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students, has sank off South Korea's coast, leaving more than 280 people missing.
Ukraine's president has threatened military action after pro-Russian separatists occupying government buildings ignored an ultimatum to leave.
The first snapshot of the Afghanistan elections puts the pair of ex-ministers in the lead. But two minority candidates could decide the final result.
The UK has enforced the inspection of 15 schools in Birmingham after an anonymous letter alleging a plot to force leaderhip change at four schools.
Oleksander Turchinov says Ukraine authorities will launch an "anti-terrorist" operation with the army against pro-Russian separatists.
Ukrainian forces have launched an "anti-terrorist" operation to end the grip of separatists on the eastern town of Slaviansk.
Fact-checking news organisations have sprung up on every continent, gaining attention in places ranging from Egypt to South Africa, Chile and France.
The United States is polarised over whether newspapers that exposed the extent of the NSA's spying network should be lauded or condemned.
Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front, blamed the EU for declaring a new Cold War on Russia that would hurt all concerned.
Nicaragua has been hit by a 6.6 magnitude strong earthquake, the second in as many days.
The nation teeters between disaster and prosperity as 120-million young first-time voters head to the polls.
Venezuela's leader Nicolás Maduro says he'd join the protests he is trying to suppress, were they not right-wing ploys.
An ancient piece of papyrus that contains a mention of Jesus's wife is not a forgery, according to Columbia, Harvard and MIT scientific analysis.
A intrepid hawk has been taken on by the Vatican to protect the pope's doves after two were killed in front of horrified crowds by a crow and seagull.
Arab foreign ministers say Israel is "wholly responsible for the dangerous stalemate" in US-brokered peace talks scheduled to end on April 29.
Officials have accused militants of a deadly train blast. The explosion comes after security forces said they had killed 30 separatist militants.