Pope says gay marriage an ‘attack’ on creation

Pope Benedict XVI called laws ignoring the difference between the sexes an "attack" on creation days after Portugal moved to legalise gay marriage.

Fall guy dumped

It appears that China's climate talks negotiator has been punished for his obstructionist approach in Copenhagen.

Facebook fugitive continues to taunt police

"You'll have a laugh with me," he promised on his Facebook page. "But it will end in tears. It always does." It hasn't yet, though.

Obama must show us what he’s learned from his mistakes

He spent a year trying to do things co-operatively. Now he must take more charge and not let Congress call the shots.

Israel to build barrier along Egyptian frontier

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved plans on Sunday to erect a barrier along part of Israel's border with Egypt.

Migrants flee Italian town as pope condemns violence

More than 1 000 Africans fled a southern Italian town over the weekend after a wave of violence against migrant farm workers.

Europe freeze strands travellers, cuts power

The Arctic freeze gripping Europe left hundreds of people stuck in vehicles in deep snow or stranded at airports with scores of flights cancelled.

CIA bomber’s ‘martyrdom’ video urges more US attacks

A Jordanian suicide bomber who carried out an attack in Afghanistan that killed seven CIA agents recorded a "martyrdom" video.

Tiger Woods disappears into the bunker

With the paparazzi on the prowl, the disgraced golf star has vanished. But America still waits for an act of penitence.

Sea Shepherd’s stern ‘warrior’ defies Japanese whalers

Environmental campaigner Paul Watson has lost one of his boats in a confrontation but is determined to save the oceans from "the greed of man".

African migrants head for Colombia

Authorities detained more than 500 mainly African migrants last year in Colombia, a growing hub for people trafficking to the United States.

Shackled Nigerian bomb suspect betrays no emotion

His expression flat, the 23-year-old Nigerian accused of trying to blow up an airplane on Christmas Day hobbled into a Detroit courtroom on Friday.

A protest deferred

When it comes to calling for an end to the occupation in Palestine, South African demonstrators have more street-cred.

British convoy denied entry into Gaza

Egyptian security forces clashed with a pro-Palestinian convoy led by George Galloway, a British member of parliament.

Britain shivers as temperatures drop to -21C

Temperatures in parts of Britain plummeted to below minus 21°C overnight, with forecasters predicting no let up in the cold snap.

Heavy snow slams North America, Europe

Blasts of Arctic winds and drifting snow gripped much of the northern United States and Canada on Thursday and heavy snows fell in Europe.

Report calls for research on nanoparticles in food

A global scarcity of scientific research on using nanotechnology in foods means food safety authorities are unable to properly regulate products.

Egyptian forces wound two Palestinians on Gaza border

Egyptian forces shot and wounded at least two Palestinians on Wednesday during a violent protest on the Egypt-Gaza border.

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