Thanks in part to soybeans and iron ore, cars, and coffee, Brazil has overtaken Britain as the world's sixth largest economy - though there are some clouds on the horizon.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin described election protesters as seeking 'Brownian motion.' Here's what the obscure term means.
Protesters in Senegal have been pressing President Wade to drop his bid for a third term. Now other nations are voicing concerns too.
Child amputees from the Gaza conflict who travel to Dubai for prosthetic limbs often pursue scuba diving to help heal.
A Chinese race-car-driver-turned-politico has unleashed a firestorm on the Web with a volley of edgy blogs over the weekend.
Mexico's arrest of Felipe Cabrera Sarabia, a Sinaloa security chief, suggests that the government is homing in on Sinaloa leader Joaquin 'Chapo' Guzman, the world's most wanted mobster.
A day after reports of heavy fighting and dozens killed in Homs, Arab League observers are heading to the city as a part of an effort to end the fighting in Syria.
If Libya manages to forge a political system where majority views are taken into account it's clear that political Islam is set to play a major political role.