The British public is asking why it took so long for the government to authorize the use of weapons like rubber bullets against rioters. But it is unclear how effective they will be in quelling the riots.
While NATO-backed rebel forces have made stunning territorial gains against Qaddafi, the rebels' government is in complete disarray after the murder of its top general. What's going on in Libya?
With her flashy outfits, posh tastes, and extensive criminal ties, Sandra Avila Beltran has become a media darling in Mexico and the US.
Her Street Books project finds avid readers among the homeless of Portland, Oregon.
North Korea and South Korea briefly exchanged fire Wednesday. One analyst suggested that the North is provoking the South in a calculated attempt to get a new peace treaty.
The former first lady divorced President Alvaro Colom to sidestep Guatemala's ban on presidential dynasties. But a ruling from the country's highest court still determined her ineligible.
Somalia expert Ken Menkhaus spoke with a guest blogger from the Enough Project about what policies need to change for a durable solution to the famine.
American media have been paying a lot of attention to child footballer Leonel Angel Coira's 'contract' with soccer titans Real Madrid. But really, it's the equivalent of joining Little League.
A pilot project in Ghana and Togo aims to make intra-African trade more efficient by educating shippers about customs procedures, required documentation, and traffic rules.
Taiwan used to produce 200,000 tons of salt a year, but the industry withered away as it became cheaper to import salt. Now it is used as the basis for an annual salt festival.
Diana Nyad swim: The 61-year-old ended her attempt to swim 103 miles from Cuba to Florida early Tuesday morning. The swim, if completed, was supposed to take 60 hours.