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Fresh unrest in South Africa’s troubled platinum belt has ignited fears of a return to the violence that last year left more than 50 people dead.
Foreign convoy targeted in first major attack on the Afghan capital in two months, study finds that malarial mosquitoes love smelly people, and the fascination with scrumptious sushi cats.
Spy scandal harkens back to the Cold War, Bangladesh and Myanmar brace for Cyclone Mahasen, and from extra charges on flavored vodka to penalties on beards, the world's weirdest, wackiest taxes.
European retailers agree to plan for improving safety in Bangladesh, Angelina Jolie reveals she underwent a preventive double mastectomy, and why Swaziland's witches must fly low.
Nawaz Sharif edges toward a majority in Pakistan's parliament, Hong Kong's top court grants a transsexual woman the right to marry her boyfriend, and Ground Control to Commander Hadfield.
Stand-up comedy routines are largely torn from the headlines, showing the political acumen of South African comedians and their keen crowds.
South Africa's special treatment of India's wealthy Gupta family, which has special links to President Jacob Zuma, has caused an uproar.
International media has latched onto the story of the "last 15 rhinos killed" in Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.
The first public pictures of Nelson Mandela in nine months were meant to reassure a worried public. Instead, they've sparked concern among South Africans that their beloved national hero is being exploited.
Government regulations and fuel costs mean even short flights in Africa carry exorbitant prices, but a new airline is trying to bring that cost down.
Amid growing controversy over attempts by Nelson Mandela's children to capitalize off his legacy, two granddaughters launch Kardashian-style reality show.
The late British prime minister once labeled Nelson Mandela's political group a terrorist organization. Three years after Thatcher left office, Mandela became South Africa's first black president.
Officials in Malawi accuse Madonna, who has adopted two Malawian children, of not living up to her charitable promises.
President Jacob Zuma advises South Africans not to panic, but also to prepare for the worst.
Originally a loose grouping of emerging economies, the bloc comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa is increasingly positioning itself for greater international clout.
No one seems to know exactly why 200 South African soldiers were fighting in the Central African Republic, which has been overrun by a rebellion.
At its fifth summit in Durban, the BRIC bloc is expected to lay plans for an alternative to the IMF and World Bank.
In what’s being called a coup attempt, supporters pretended Malawi’s former president was alive for days last year, even flying him to a South African hospital as his body decomposed.
Robert Mugabe takes a Roman holiday to attend Pope Francis's inaugural mass, China warns the US over its missile defense plans, and the latest in embalming techniques.
EU urged to lift arms embargo as Syria marks two years of conflict, North Korea fumes that it is "under cyberattack," and live from the White House, it's Joe Biden's new reality podcast.