The vicious 'Ndrangheta's grip on the south Italian region of Calabria means that few dare to run for public office.
The National Spelling Bee has ended in a tie for the 2nd straight year: Indian-Americans Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam are co-champions, cementing the community’s hold on an event which has come to be dubbed the Indian Super Bowl.
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday held its first closed-door briefing on the human rights situation in Myanmar, focusing on the dire situation of the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, council diplomats said.
Car bombs exploded in the parking lots of two heavily fortified five-star hotels in central Baghdad late on Thursday, killing at least 10 people, police and medical sources said.
With more than a million dollar millionaires, China has plenty of people who can afford a chunk of sea land, but the restrictions at home are driving some to foreign shores.
The winning entry from a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest will not be allowed on ads on Washington's public transportation system, officials said, angering competition organizers.
UK needs meaty deal to persuade voters to stay in bloc, says foreign secretary.
A large part of Bangladesh is likely to disappear due to the impact of climate change, according to noted writer Amitav Ghosh.
Scientists said a fossilised skull discovered deep inside a Spanish cave shows telltale signs of homicide: two fractures inflicted by the same weapon. The skull, belonging to a primitive member of the Neanderthal lineage, was found in an apparent funerary site down a shaft in the appropriately bleak-sounding Sima de los Huesos, Spanish for “Pit of the Bones,” in the Atapuerca mountains.
Pakistan marked the 17th anniversary of detonating its nuclear devices Thursday by hanging three men who hijacked a plane of Pakistani airlines in 1998 and tried to get it to Delhi to protest the possibility of nulear tests being conducted in their home province.
When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad - they were going to a place of no return.
A Syrian envoy said Al Jazeera's interview with the leader of Nusra Front violated UN counterterrorism resolutions and was an attempt by Qatar to whitewash the image of the al Qaeda affiliate, Syria's state news agency reported on Thursday.
South Korean prosecutors Thursday appealed a court decision that acquitted the eldest daughter of Korean Air's chairman of disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts.
A survey by the Levada Centre suggests that 86% of Russians support President Vladimir Putin's government.
A Pentagon laboratory accidentally shipped out live Anthrax spores to commercial labs in at least nine states here in the United States and one to its airbase in South Korea.