Rio de Janeiro is trying to fight drug crime with the construction of a library that it hopes will win 'hearts and minds.'
Three fashionable female cops are giving Indonesia's police force a new face while trying to bring down the country's accident rate.
Kate Middleton could be the first British royal in centuries to see an eldest daughter become Queen instead of a younger brother. Under the century-old tradition of male primogeniture, if the eldest child was a girl she would only become queen if none of her younger siblings were boys. Now, with the assent of 16 countries in the Commonwealth, girls will be just as eligible as their brothers, meaning the eldest child will always ascend to the throne. The change in law, which is expected to soon be formalized in the British parliament, also lifts a ban on Catholic heirs – a move British Prime Minister David Cameron and Catholic leaders have praised. Here are five would-be queens who were leap-frogged by their brothers for the throne:
The unarmed US drones are being used to conduct missions over Somalia and Yemen – a boost for counterterrorism efforts – but Ethiopian officials are nonplussed by the base's presence.
Although it remains unclear how much of Bangkok will be flooded, people displaced by the flood in the northern suburbs try to balance keeping themselves safe with protecting their homes.
Christian missionary Tim Peters sends aid to impoverished North Korea while working to help defectors come to the South.
Forty-one candidates have been killed in the run-up to Colombia's elections on Sunday, highlighting the security issues that continue to undermine democracy in the country.
NATO voted today to end its Libya mission Oct. 31, despite a request from Libya's interim leaders to stay through December. Some NATO members may still help in an individual capacity, however.