Seen from Taiwan, China's leadership change is a hopeful moment -- but not without some amusing twists.
A Congolese gynecologist and human rights activist survived an assassination attempt.
The EU named Iranian lawyer Narsin Sotoudeh and Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi as winners of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
Heavily criticized for close ties with China's Communist Party, Chinese author Mo Yan said he hopes Liu Xiaobo regains his freedom soon.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu issued a statement on Friday denying a newspaper report that claimed he had agreed in principle to return the Golan Heights completely to Syria in return for diplomatic recognition.
Tanzania’s recent investigation into the circulation of sub-standard HIV drugs may lead to further criminal prosecution, the Tanzania Health Minister, Hussein Ali Mwinyi, said.
Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez and her husband were reportedly arrested by officials in the eastern city of Bayamo.
The U.K. High Court ruled Abu Hamza al-Masri, Babar Ahmad, Syed Talha Ahsan, Adel Abdul Bary, and Khaled al-Fawwaz will be extradited to the U.S.
The people of Taiwan have enjoyed tremendous economic development in recent decades, but this prosperity has harmed the quality of life for many. For example, there is too much noise on the overcrowded island.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shared his love of animals by giving a terrier puppy to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as a diplomatic present.
Bo Xilai, once considered a contender for the highest post in the Chinese government, has been officially expelled from the Communist Party, or CCP, and now expects to face justice, according to state media.
Julius Malema, a fierce critic of the current South African President Jacob Zuma, is said to have received an arrest warrant for corruption, fraud and money laundering.
The Louvre Museum of Paris has opened a new wing dedicated to Islamic Arts, amid growing tension with Muslim world.
Influx of wealthy immigrants into Zug, Switzerland's richest canton, do not blend well with local residents, causing friction between the two groups. A Swiss farmer turned down $30 million, refusing to have more apartments built on his farmland.
Some 100,000 feral camels have been culled from the Australian outback in order to control the population level and limit the environmental damage they cause.
Following the historic disaster at Fukushima nuclear power plant last year, the Japanese government is poised to completely shift its energy policy by phasing out its dependence on atomic energy by the 2030s.
Singapore reached the worst air pollution level in the year, as monsoon brought haze from Indonesian forest fire.
Canada has officially suspended all of its diplomatic relation with Iran, closing down its embassy in Iran and expelling all Iranian diplomats from Canada.
Kenya Wildlife Service plans to complete the project in 5 years.
Official aid from the South to the North often goes through the Red Cross as a matter of formality and convenience.