Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is ducking questions about a video that purportedly shows him smoking crack despite calls by allies and rivals for further comment.
Thousands of women have taken to the streets in Togo to protest the death of an opposition figure who had been jailed.
Pope Francis has expressed his `'closeness to the families of all who died in the Oklahoma tornado," with special concern for `'those who lost young children."
Chinese vice-premier Wang Yang has arrived in Zimbabwe at the start of an official trip to view his nation's burgeoning trade and development ties in Africa.
Egypt's president has signed a new tax law that cuts the amount paid by poorer Egyptians while increasing taxes on small and medium-sized businesses.
A magistrate drops charges against the boyfriend accused in the brutal gang-rape and killing of a teenager that shocked South Africans.
Some members of the rebel alliance who overthrew the president of Central African Republic are protesting outside the luxury hotel where their leader is based.
Kyrgyzstan's president has reaffirmed that next year the Central Asian nation will evict the U.S. air base that supports military operations in nearby Afghanistan.
Experts commissioned by the operator of a Japanese nuclear plant that faces possible closure because of a suspected active seismic fault say a decision should wait, citing insufficient data.
Boruch Spiegel, one of the last remaining survivors of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, a 1943 revolt by poorly armed Jewish insurgents against the powerful Nazi German force that occupied Poland during World War II, has died. He was 93.
Crowds of visitors were cleared out of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a man put a letter on the altar of the 850-year-old monument Tuesday, pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head, the cathedral's rector said.
Officials say five Serbian citizens have returned home after spending 21 months in captivity in Libya.
Hungarian police say they are investigating an incident in which an elderly man may have been mauled to death by two donkeys.
The first woman from Saudi Arabia to scale Mount Everest says she doesn't intend to inspire a movement, but would be happy to change people's opinions of Saudi women and Saudi women's opinions of themselves.
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