One by one, Brazilian lawmakers rise on national television, faces red with indignation, voices shaking, to demand impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was meant to be the healing balm for a nation traumatized by the horrors of apartheid.
More than a week after 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped from the remote northeast Nigerian town of Chibok by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014, a lawyer posted the first #BringBackOurGirls tweet.
Advocates for two African-Americans on death row for murder are seeking a reprieve for both men on the grounds their trials were tainted by racial bias, taking their campaigns all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Among the sprawling thatch huts of Darfur's Zamzam Camp for displaced civilians, there is little feeling a referendum on administrative status might remedy years of suffering caused by the conflict.
This week's general election in South Korea is expected to feature a new breed of "angry young voter," -- millennials frustrated with record-high unemployment and widening inequality in career prospects.
The scandal over his tax dealings and a steel sector crisis have badly bruised Prime Minister David Cameron just three months ahead of a crucial referendum on Britain's EU membership, experts said.
By subduing dissidents and eliminating rivals, Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour is rapidly consolidating his authority over the fractious Afghan insurgent movement as it prepares for "decisive" battles in its upcoming spring offensive.
Hillary Clinton has the biggest chance in U.S. history of shattering the ultimate glass ceiling and becoming the first female commander in chief. But could men spoil it for her?
From Russia to China, and the UK to Iceland, the revelations of the "Panama Papers" have tarnished officials and the wealthy over the implication that they hide riches offshore.