In an extraordinary day in Australian politics, the prime minister, Julia Gillard has kept her job after a day of political wrangling that ended with a leadership contest where no one dared stand against her. Julia Gillard announced a "spill" – declaring her position open and inviting rivals to nominate for the job of Labor leader and, thereby, prime minister.
Qaislaz Zubaidi is eating lunch with his family in a pleasant park on the banks of the Tigris.
Ten years ago, Kadom al-Jabouri became the face of the fall of Baghdad. Pictured with a sledgehammer while attempting to demolish the huge statue of Saddam Hussein in the city's Firdos Square, Jabouri's jubilant act of destruction made front pages around the world.
The bodies of two women have been found beneath a message calling for the release of jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot, Russian investigators have said.
North Korea has gained its tag as a “rogue state” due to its reluctance to open up to any foreign influences and instead decides to shroud itself in mystery.
David Cameron will challenge Vladimir Putin next week to support a fresh UN security council resolution condemning the Assad regime in Syria and paving the way for non-military intervention.
When Pope Benedict addressed the clergy of Rome on Thursday, he chose to talk to them about the Second Vatican Council, perhaps the central event of his life.
She is the still second most famous name in South Africa after Nelson Mandela.
The heritage of protest and provocation on which Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was drawing was confirmed as soon as I saw her picture.
Oscar Pistorius has been has been released on bail at the end of a tense hearing which has gripped South Africa and the world.
Class conflict once seemed so straightforward.
A cluster of small, concrete buildings stands in the parched landscape of the Egyptian Sinai, not far from the border with Israel. Nothing but sand and a few determined shrubs lie between them and distant jagged mountains.
This is all the Prez needs - North Korea threatening America with a nuclear attack.
Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius is expected to make contact with the grieving family of Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he admits shooting dead at his home, his uncle said on Saturday.
The release of double amputee athlete Oscar Pistorius has been condemned for sending the wrong message in South Africa, a country where violence against women is seen as a national crisis.