Illinois death penalty: Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's signature on legislation getting rid of the death penalty provoked an extraordinary array of emotions Wednesday — almost all of them intense.
This week's flurry of news about former President Nelson Mandela's hospital visit illustrates South Africans' powerful feelings for the man they credit for holding the country together on its path toward democracy.
The recent film 'Budrus' champions a West Bank village's nonviolent resistance that inspired more than 15 similar protest movements. But the momentum is waning.
Tuesday's cyber attack on the Nobel Peace Prize website came less than three weeks after Norway awarded the prize to jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobao.
American law professor Ronald Slye resigned from the Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission this week after saying he 'lost faith' in its abilities to succeed.
Liu Xiaobo, a pro-democracy activist, won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for his decades of non-violent struggle for human rights in China. Beijing was not impressed. Mr. Liu is currently in a Chinese prison serving out an 11-year sentence as the lead author of Chapter 08, a manifesto calling for free speech and multi-party elections. The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the richest and most prestigious awards in the world. The prize includes a $1.5 million award. But how much do you really know about the Nobel Peace Prize? Take our 15-question quiz.
The Cape Town Book Fair, now in its fifth year, drew book lovers from across the continent.
Desmond Tutu, one of South Africa's most beloved figures, announced plans Thursday to retire from public life after his birthday in October.
Uruguay’s Diego Forlan earns our Top Goal honors not just by virtue of his performance in this entire World Cup (he earned the Golden Ball award for most valuable player), but also for the sheer merit his gem of a goal in the third-place face-off with Germany on July 10. Shortly into the second half, Forlan gave Uruguay the lead with a side volley to make your jaw drop. A center pass came too high in the air to dribble, but too low to head. Never one to muck about, Forlan cracked it right out of the air and down with perfect technique. The ball bounced in the box, slipped off the wet grass and into the net.
Siphiwe Tshabalala’s score for South Africa in their June 11 opening match against Mexico blasted across the goalmouth and into the upper corner. It sparked a Macarena-like dance near the corner flag in front of the home crowd at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium and inspired Archbishop Desmond Tutu to do a little jig in the stands.