Australia is the only Western democracy where human rights are not formally protected, either by law or by the Constitution. Minorities, elderly, and disabled want a human rights charter. But a proposal for a charter has unleashed fierce opposition from church groups and opposition politicians.
French authorities will launch a new search in February for the black boxes from Air France flight 447 which crashed in the Atlantic last June. French official is "optimistic" they will find the debris from the crash and solve the mystery.
Susan Boyle's 'Dream' CD, McCartney concert magic at New York's Citi Field, D.C.'s holiday celebrations on TNT, and more.
In Italy, sympathy for embattled Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi after a Dec. 13 attack could prove a useful means of dividing the opposition, rebuilding his popularity, and manipulating the judicial system.
Honors College, an new American-style university for Palestinians, offers dual degrees from Palestinian and American universities.
The majority of the world – seven in 10 – lives in countries with high restrictions on religious freedom, according to a newly released Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life report.
Jane Gardam's sequel to "Old Filth" paints a rich and mature portrait of a decades-long marriage.
A new report finds a close match between individual happiness and objective quality-of-life measures such as climate, air quality, and schools. But others say happiness is more nearly tied to family, friends, and religion.
President Obama has made a priority of tackling the US unemployment rate – now about 10 percent. But a new jobs program would add more to the soaring federal deficit.