World leaders, politicians, celebrities and public figures all across the globe mourned the passing of Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist and South Africa's first black president, who died Thursday at home at the age of 95. Full story
Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95.
North Korea has increased the size of a labor camp where prisoners have been beaten to death with hammers and forced to dig their own graves, according to a report by a rights group published Thursday.
VATICAN CITY – The Vatican is to set up a special committee to improve measures to protect children against sexual abuse within the Church, the archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, said on Thursday.
An American teacher was shot dead in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday, according to the school's principal. Ronnie Smith was due to return home for Christmas when classes end next week.
More than three out of four Afghans live in fear of the U.S. troops sent to liberate their country from the Taliban, according to a survey released Thursday. And more than half of those questioned said they were afraid to exercise basic democratic rights such as voting and attending peaceful protests.
This holiday season, the town of Silver Spring, Md., is putting a twist on the traditional idea of a Christmas tree display — and helping neighbors in need in the process.