A painter and a writer have both recently depicted race, which remains an uncomfortable issue in South Africa more than a decade after the end of apartheid, in their work.
Pope Benedict XVI's comments on condom use are causing confusion and debate from Manila to Mexico City.
Marketing executive Megan Bernstein's plan to make vuvuzelas into earrings won a competition for the best alternative use of the long plastic horns left over from this summer's World Cup.
A security officer stands guard as voters display their election identity cards as they stand in a queue to cast their votes outside a polling station at Ranti, in the Madhubani district of Bihar State, India. Polling began Thursday morning for the first phase of elections to the Bihar state Assembly amid heavy security, according to a news agency.
White South Africans are increasingly living below the poverty line as the country's job market adjusts to a post-apartheid era, which lacks the government support for whites that it once had.
An ad agency in Cape Town, South Africa, has launched a contest for what to do with the controversial plastic horns. Suggestions include refashioning the vuvuzelas into candlestick holders, light stands, even ‘vuvu-brellas’ to keep you dry.
An address sign for a home along the Wisconsin River in Caledoia Township is seen under flood waters after the Caledonia-Lewiston levee breached along the river in Columbia County, Wis., on Monday. The Caledonia-Lewiston levee, a series of sand dikes along the Wisconsin River, is posing a threat to about 150 homes in Columbia County.
The Fan Walk – a car-free stretch in Cape Town that connected a downtown public soccer viewing area with a World Cup stadium – has spurred plans for more pedestrian malls at sporting events.