In recent years, Italian politics -- tainted by lurid details of Silvio Berlusconi’s so-called “bunga bunga parties” -- has turned into a bit of a joke. No wonder, then, that the biggest player to emerge from the elections is a comedian. Full story
Suicide bombers struck a mine run by French nuclear group Areva and a military barracks in Niger on Thursday, killing and wounding several people in separate attacks.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, under pressure to respond to allegations he was filmed using drugs, said on Friday that he does not smoke crack cocaine and could not comment on a video he had not seen or does not exist.
His art may be forbidden in China and his name blocked as a search topic online, but Chinese artist and social activist Ai Weiwei still knows how to grab headlines.
Three more men were arrested Saturday in the investigation into the killing of a British soldier in London, police said. Lee Rigby, 25, known as “Riggers” to his friends, was walking near an army barracks in Woolwich, South London, when he was killed on Wednesday.
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah says his Shiite militant group will not stand idly by while its chief ally Syria is under attack.
After a deadly factory collapse in April, many major clothing labels pledged to bring safer conditions to Bangladesh's garment industry. But factory owners say they already struggle to conform to standards while keeping prices low.
Some mornings, beneath the streets of Boston, David France plays his violin for the passers-by who fill the subway corridor. He uses this money to fund Revolution of Hope, an after-school orchestra he started a few months ago in the disenfranchised community of Roxbury.