World leaders and South Africans alike bowed before Nelson Mandela's flag-draped coffin on Wednesday in the same amphitheater where the revered peacemaker was sworn in as the country's first black president 19 years ago. Full story
Deaf people watching the Nelson Mandela memorial were bemused and shocked by a "fake" sign language interpreter on stage whose gestures were unintelligible, activists said Wednesday.
Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization.
When Dennis Rodman visits dictator Kim Jong Un in North Korea next week, he’ll probably be hoping his “friend for life” has not seen his latest commercial. News analysis by NBC News' Ian Williams.
Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told Ukraine's president early Wednesday that police action against encamped protesters calling for his resignation was "absolutely impermissible in a democratic society.
ISTANBUL - The United States has suspended all non-lethal assistance into northern Syria after Islamic Front forces seized headquarters and warehouses belonging to the opposition's Supreme Military Council, a U.S. Embassy spokesman in Ankara said.
India's Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out a 2009 ruling by a lower court that had decriminalized gay sex, in a major setback for the cause of gay rights in the world's largest democracy.
This holiday season, the town of Silver Spring, Md., is putting a twist on the traditional idea of a Christmas tree display — and helping neighbors in need in the process.