Rene Vollgraaff, Janice Kew, Robert Brand South Africa will expand Nelson Mandela's memorial service to cater for at least 200,000 people as ordinary citizens to heads of state clamor to pay tribute to the former president.
The deadliest conflict in 2012 was Syria, claiming 55,000 people, followed by Mexico, a study has shown.
Nick Miller Yet another easy-listening ode to Nelson Mandela fades out on the radio and it's time for the ads.
Amrit Dhillon Ever wondered why your mind weirdly starts reading English subtitles on an English film, automatically, without your being able to stop it? The answer lies in neuroscience, of course, but this...
Nick Miller The ‘fake interpreter’ for the deaf who caused a global scandal at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service has a history of lying and fraud, and has previously faced rape and murder...
Hundreds of South Africans broke through a police cordon in a last-gasp bid to join the estimated 100,000 people who viewed Nelson Mandela's remains during three days of lying in state.
A student has reportedly opened fire in a US high school before turning the trigger on himself.
Xola Potelwa The music decks and end-of-year office parties fell silent across South Africa on Thursday when President Jacob Zuma delivered the news nobody wanted to hear: Beloved anti-apartheid hero Nelson...
Chimpanzees may be TV comedy gold, but now three courts in New York are being asked to recognise four chimps as "legal persons" with fundamental rights.
Nick O'Malley Omotayo Richmond moved from Long Island in New York to Jacksonville in Florida 12 years ago and, at least until his daughter reached high school age, the move has been a happy one.
Keith Bradsher The mayor of this typhoon-ravaged city urged residents on Wednesday to flee to other cities and find shelter there with relatives if they could, saying that the local authorities were struggling to...
Ben Doherty Foreign minister Julie Bishop says she welcomes the arrests of Sri Lankan navy sailors allegedly involved in people smuggling, saying it shows the country is serious about combating the illegal trade...
Sameer N. Yacoub Bombs ripped through outdoor markets in and near Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens, the latest in a deadly wave that has hit Iraq in recent months, officials said.
Black-clad masked gunmen have attacked an upmarket shopping mall in the Kenyan capital, killing around 30 people before holing themselves up in the complex with hostages.
A 12-year-old girl played dead to ward off a black bear when it attacked her in a US forest, leaving her with cuts, bruises and puncture wounds.
Parents of accused shooters of Australian baseballer Chris Lane proclaim their sons' innocence, girlfriend slams 'evil people'
Peter Mitchell The parents of two of the boys accused of the random drive-by shooting murder of Australian baseballer Chris Lane believe their sons are innocent.
Nick Collins Dogs could be trained to warn diabetic patients when their blood sugar levels are about to drop dangerously low, according to a study.
Ben Doherty When their country is not running them out of town, Rohingya live like prisoners in their own homes.
Nobel Prize committee officials say they have received a petition claiming some 100,000 signatures that endorses awarding the peace prize to US soldier Bradley Manning, who faces up to 90 years in...
Alessandra Migliaccio At least 36 people have died after a bus came off a flyover and plunged 30 metres down a slope in southern Italy.