Brazil has taken a big step towards joining Argentina and Uruguay as the first Latin American countries to legalize gay marriage, even though the Brazilian Congress has dragged its feet on the issue.
On Wednesday the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution, calling for Political transition in Syria which was drafted by Qatar. The Arab-backed draft was finally passed by the General Assembly after revising it for five times, because the earlier drafts had used the harsh language.
In a 1526, Spanish conquistador Cortes described an area in the interior of Honduras with riches far greater than those of Mexico. Today, after about 500-years-worth of tales, scientists may have found the lost White City.
Owning a car can be infuriating at times, this is something all car-owners are aware of. For one Chinese man, however, having a pristine-looking $423,000 Maserati was just more than he could handle.
Soccer aficionado Richard Swanson set off to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles to Brazil to see the 2014 World Cup, but his 11-country, 12-month tour was cut short on Tuesday when he was hit by a pickup truck and killed while traveling on a highway in Oregon.
The internet sensation has reported to its nearly one million followers that his social media page has been recovered, allowing him to connect to his growing fan base.
The family that founded Homex, Mexico's second-biggest homebuilder, has cut its stake in the company by more than a third in a month, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday.
Increasingly tough financial sanctions, an arms embargo and other international restrictions on trade with North Korea have significantly delayed expansion of Pyongyang's illicit nuclear arms program, according to a confidential report by a U.N. panel of experts seen by Reuters on Tuesday.
Prime Minister David Cameron faces a humiliating challenge to his authority on Wednesday when scores of rebels in his ruling party will attack him in parliament over his stance on Britain's membership of the European Union.
A model in Japan, allegedly traumatized after enduring a childhood in which she was constantly teased for being "busaiku" (translation: ugly), has gone to unfathomable extremes to ensure she'll never be dubbed unattractive again.
One of the most disturbing accounts of child abuse ever has just arrived from China. An 11-year old girl has been rescued from an abusive father, who among other things, dipped her in boiling water and forced her to kneel on broken glass.
Mourners received the scare of a lifetime during Brighton Dama Zanthe's funeral last week when the man began to move inside of his coffin.
Researchers at the Meeting of the Americas in Cancun, Mexico, reported today that ice in the Mount Everest region has diminished by 13 percent in the last 50 years and the snowline has shifted 590 feet higher.
Issued by the United Nations, "Edible Insects - Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security" argues that feasting on more insects could boost global nutrition and save the environment.
A disturbing video has emerged online which appears to feature a well-known Syrian rebel fighter carving the heart out of a dead government soldier before eating it.