Amid US pressure, Yemen on Saturday ordered troops to 'forcibly arrest' fiery cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is thought to be a senior figure in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
Two-hundred and sixty runners ran from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in the world's longest relay race, which is sponsoring the donation of shoes to a low-income neighborhood.
Guy Fawkes Day 2010 gives Brits occasion to burn in effigy the revolutionary who attempted to violently restore Catholicism in 1605. But some see him as a symbol for dramatic change in government.
The last decade in Africa was dominated by cell phones, but now the continent is on the cusp of an Internet revolution, some in the technology industry say.
The UN released its annual Human Development Report this week with a new index for measuring poverty that considers not just income, but other determinants, such as health and education.
After a January earthquake leveled Haiti's capital and left more than 300,000 dead, and a deadly cholera outbreak in October, Haiti now faces fallout from hurricane Tomas.
A lion attack on a man in a Zimbabwe park illustrates a growing problem – illegal hunting is pushing animals into parks, where they are in close contact with humans.