Barack Obama's election as the United States' first black leader raised hopes that his presidency would serve as a platform for work to bridge the country's still dangerous racial divides.
Rocked by a mayor's role in the presumed killing of 43 students, Mexico's main left-wing party is facing more turmoil after its founder quit amid a dispute with the leadership.
British Muslim rights groups and ordinary faithful said they felt singled out by a tough new anti-terror law unveiled on Wednesday, labeling the planned legislation divisive and rushed.
Greenland voters are on Friday expected to focus on the Arctic territory's economic future rather than independence from Denmark, in a snap election prompted by a corruption scandal.
As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to the polls next month, the success of his war on deflation hinges on convincing people like 24-year-old Ryo Tatemichi to shrug off fears about the future and start spending.
The extension of international nuclear negotiations with Iran is likely to prompt a far-reaching showdown between the White House and U.S. Republicans who seek to tighten economic screws against Tehran.
Raped by a member of her family and pregnant with a fetus that doctors said wouldn't survive, the 13-year-old Chilean girl had no choice but to carry the baby to term.
The front line that slices through Aleppo separates the ancient Syrian city's residents into two distinct worlds, the only thing uniting them the fear of stepping into a sniper's sights.
Nestled in U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul aspects of the U.S. immigration system are tweaks to rules for high-skilled workers long frustrated with hurdles to getting work or residency approval.
Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal “newspaper” for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media.