Technical problems have hobbled the website designed to sign up millions of uninsured Americans for health care, but they have largely been overshadowed by a 16-day government shutdown.
Adrift but unbowed, dyed-in-the-wool conservatives sifted through the ashes of their Republican Party's capitulation, insisting their failed fight over Obamacare was worth flirting with U.S. economic disaster.
Wearing black clothing, scarves and ski masks, so-called “Black Bloc” anarchists have taken a starring role in Brazil's social unrest, using violent tactics to target symbols of capitalism.
With elections looming, dozens of young Indonesians sprawled out on a driveway roar with laughter as a comedian pokes fun at the country's politicians, many of whom hark back to the days of dictatorship.
Under fire over its human rights record in the Western Sahara, Morocco is vying to regain the initiative as the U.N. makes a new peace push for the disputed territory.
The African Union's demand for the International Criminal Court to defer trials against Kenya's leadership is unlikely to get U.N. Security Council support but poses a dilemma for Western powers, analysts say.
Forced into marriage when she was only 13, Saadah is now back in her impoverished Yemeni family's cramped home with two children, little money and dreams of returning to school.
The IMF and the World Bank held annual meetings this week in Washington under a cloud of financial constraints and questions about their legitimacy as bulwarks of the global economy.
In the wake of last week's shipwreck tragedy in Italy, refugee and immigrant rights advocates are hoping for a change of heart in a country that is struggling to accept a new multi-cultural identity.
The United States is turning to new drugs for lethal injections as supplies of the current standard dwindle, sparking lawsuits from death row prisoners that the changes will cause undue suffering.