Famine in Somalia has killed more than a quarter million people, and half of the fallen were children under age five. And a United Nations report admits the world body could have done more to prevent the tragedy in the Horn of Africa.
What was hailed as a giant step forward for Racial Integration in Italy has also exposed the nasty, ugly racism problem that Italy really needs to work on.
The US is denying allegations its Agency for International Development is working to undermine the government of Bolivia. President Evo Morales on May Day declared he is kicking the developmental agency out of Bolivia.
WA Senator Scott Ludlam is asking the government to urgently investigate the case of two Perth men who are apparently in a lot of trouble in Saudi Arabia.
Ten years after US President George Bush stood in front of a “Mission Accomplished” banner claiming the US prevailed, a rising death toll is prompting fears that Iraq is plunging back into a cycle of violence not seen since the bloody days of 2006-2007.
The death toll in the Bangladesh building collapse has now passed 400 lives lost, and workers flooded the streets of Dhaka for a May Day rally to demand better working conditions.
Three more suspects have been arrested in the Boston Marathon Bombing, on charges of making false statements to investigators and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
After several hours of reportedly tense negotiations, Ireland’s cabinet has approved allowing Abortion to save a mother’s life. Pro-choice groups say it’s a small victory that will only help a minority of women.
Barack Obama wants another shot at closing America’s most shameful prison; A jailed former prime minister in Europe is recognized as a Political Prisoner; And an attacking bear is no match for a pair of pruning shears.
There’s nothing like a good legislative brawl to remind you that your own country isn’t all that bad yet. Post-election tensions are blamed for fisticuffs in Venezuela’s National Assembly.
A toddler born without a windpipe received an artificial trachea made from her own stem cells, the first child to receive a tissue-engineered trachea devoid of any donor cells.
A worker at a meat processing plant in the Pacific Northwest state of Oregon is dead of horrific wounds suffered after falling into the meat blender. Authorities last year had warned the operators that such an accident was possible.
Italy’s new Prime Minister Enrico Letta says he will move quickly to stimulate economic growth and jobs, while easing some of the unpopular austerity measures that a growing number believe are actually choking the economy.
The most-hated man in Bangladesh was paraded before reporters and a good number of the public today for his first court date in connection with the building collapse that killed hundreds.
Police in Brazil moved in and occupied three favelas surrounding the famous “Christ the Redeemer” statue overlooking Rio De Janeiro’s skyline. The operation was connected to the impending visit of Pope Francis in July.
US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed security issues, including the apparent use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Civil War, as well as the Boston Marathon Bombing. It was the two presidents' second phone contact since the bombing.