Pussy Riot: Two members of a Russian punk band were serving a two-year jail sentence for performing a crude "punk prayer" against Putin and his ties to the Russian Orthodox church. Putin says Pussy Riot and 30 Greenpeace activists will be released. .
An outburst of violence in recent days between the Dinka and the Nuer in Sudan could portend civil war in the country, officials warned Wednesday. President Salva Kiir accuses rival Riek Macharf of sparking the violence, but says he is willing to begin a dialogue.
Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York, was arrested Thursday on charges that she lied on a visa application. The New Delhi government has revoked privileges for US diplomats to protest the woman's treatment and withdrawn traffic barriers near the US embassy in Delhi.
Stonehenge has a new visitor center 1.5 miles away from the actual stones. No longer will 1 million tourists a year be able to drive past Stonehenge in their cars. Now visitors must take walking tours and a schedule shuttle bus.
Amanda Knox sent an email to be read at her murder trial in Italy. "I am innocent. I did not kill, I did not rape, I did not steal, I did not plot or instigate. I did not kill Meredith," wrote Amanda Knox.
Women's universities and women's campuses of the nation's only coed university offer unprecedented educational access for Saudi Arabia's young women, but critics point out how little is changing outside school walls.
Kim Kyong Hui, the aunt of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, seems to have retained her political standing following her husband's execution for allegedly trying to overthrow the government. Kyong Hui, the sister of Kim Jong Il, helped groom Jong Un to lead the country.
About 200,000 anti-government protesters turned out in Kiev's Independence Square Sunday. But a top EU official says talks with the Ukrainian government have been placed 'on hold,' and Ukraine's president is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday.