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Barack Obama jets back to Washington for negotiations on an impending fiscal disaster, Mount Everest seen in stunning detail, and sharks on the loose — at a Chinese mall.
Mohamed Mursi, the Egyptian president, signs into law a contentious new constitution, meet the new boss of Japan, and Swaziland bans "rape-provoking" miniskirts.
Millions of Christians celebrate Christmas, US firefighters killed in "trap" while responding to emergency call, and this season's most over-the-top holiday lights.
An American adviser to NATO is shot dead by a policewoman in Kabul, Egypt awaits official results of a constitutional referendum, and Santa Claus is coming to town — with a new map.
With Nelson Mandela in the hospital, the political party he once led meets amid controversy.
The Chinese are bidding to beat the US as the largest source of illicit small arms.
In many African countries, malnourished, growth-stunted children are turning into overweight adults.
Egypt backs Gaza as violence between Israel and Hamas escalates, Japan braces for yet another election, and why freestyle rappers have got more rhymes than your brain's got dissociated activity in medial and dorsolateral prefrontal cortices.
Xi Jinping leads a row of men in black to power at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, three dead from rockets fired by Hamas into southern Israel, and the eurozone sinks back into recession.
How $2 billion in diamonds missing in Zimbabwe could fund re-election of Robert Mugabe.
Zuma says it was all in the name of security, even the two AstroTurf soccer fields.
Sections of Johannesburg’s notoriously murderous downtown have been remade into an African hipster paradise.
Sure Newsweek is closing its print edition, but in emerging markets like South Africa, it's a totally different story.
South African gross-out rappers Die Antwoord take on Lady Gaga in their new "Fatty Boom Boom" music video.
Protesters take to Athens streets (again) as European leaders meet for a two-day summit, Chinese economic growth slows for a seventh straight quarter, and Zimbabwe's latest tourist attraction.
'Having a black face up there makes people feel like there’s less racial tension — although there isn’t, but it looks that way.'
A man was killed during a robbery at the same Benoni, South Africa house that actress Charlize Theron grew up in, and where in 1991 her mother shot and killed her father in self defense.
A former Olympic hurdler was shot during a robbery at her home in South Africa, while boxing champion Corrie Sanders was shot and killed during a robbery at a restaurant.
At the center of a South African BBQ, called a Braai, is the American-made Weber grill (and a lot of alcohol).
Over 500 police were dispatched to raid workers’ hostels at the Lonmin-owned Marikana platinum mine.