Transgender inmates jailed in Rio de Janeiro's penitentiaries will be able to choose incarceration in prisons for men or women, a first for Brazil.
Police broke up an unsanctioned gay rights rally in central Moscow on Saturday, detaining around 20 people, including anti-gay campaigners who attacked the activists.
A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but officials said there was no threat of a tsunami, and no injuries or damage were immediately reported.
Saudi Arabia's branch of militant group Islamic State has said it wants to clear the Arabian Peninsula of Shi'ite Muslims and urged young men in the kingdom to join its cause, the US-based SITE monitoring centre has reported.
The United States on Saturday called for an immediate end to China's intensifying reclamation works in the South China Sea and vowed to continue sending military aircraft and ships to the tense region.
The reputed Science Magazine has retracted a widely publicised study that contended people’s opinion on gay marriage could be swayed after brief face-to-face conversations with people having a stake in the matter.
Rocket-propelled grenades exploded into several homes, killing at least seven peoples in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri before dawn on saturday as Boko Haram unleashed a new kind of violence in the birthplace of the extremist group, said residents.
A 17-year-old Yazidi teenager recalled her nine-month ordeal under Islamic State terrorists and how she and her little sister were raped daily by the jihadis after they were sold into slavery at an auction of virgins -- and she revealed she is now pregnant with an extremist's baby.
As record-breaking storms batter the southern part of the United States, nearly 30 people have died as a result of the tremendous floods.
Pakistani authorities and broadcasters blanked out news of a suicide attack near Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium to ensure that it would not impact a game between the national cricket team and Zimbabwe, the country’s information minister has said.
Mexico's president was cornered over his financial assets on Friday and was asked to fully disclose all of them, following a Reuters report on Thursday that he had misrepresented the circumstances under which he acquired a property in a lakeside retreat near Mexico City.
The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."
Hundreds of Pakistani Pashtuns have refused to bury their dead until the government guaranteed their protection, following the deadly bus hijackings.
One year later, revelations about how the UN handled accounts of child abuse has horrified people both inside and outside the world body.
Life of people across the world has been disrupted by the freaky weather patterns. Experts predict further detirioration in days to come.