Sofia University students carry chairs on their heads during a protest against the severe budget cuts in state funding for higher education, Sofia, Bulgaria.
“Ekan” chases his motorcycle adorned with Indian national flags as he practices stunts for a daredevil show to celebrate India’s Independence Day in Bhubaneswar, India.
Ghana will soon announce whether China oil company CNOOC or oil giant Exxon Mobil won the bidding war for rights to tap its offshore oil. The answer will show how great a player China has become in Africa.
West African cocoa farmers and their families should be cheering that a 'market cartel' has emerged, pushing cocoa prices up. Capitalism, so often the instrument of their oppression, is now working dramatically in their favor.
Ruling party officials say new measures are needed to counter increasing security threats, but critics say France's President Nicolas Sarkozy is trying to change the subject from a series of scandals that have rocked his presidency.
Ahead of the International AIDS Conference in Vienna next week, the UN announced that young people are leading the charge against HIV infection.
Bastille Day in France becomes a less lavish affair this year, as the country tries to keep a lid on spending.
Amanda Knox will celebrate her 23rd birthday in a sweltering Italian prison. Her mother and sister have brought food and gifts. Amanda Knox's mother is in Italy to face charges that she defamed the Italian police.
For a long time football was simply considered too complex and too ‘beautiful’ to be mastered by Africans, writes blogger Sipho Hlongwane. Racism created that perception, but poor African governance and political interference have helped keep that perception alive.