The death toll in devastated Syria has surpassed an estimated 60,000 people, the United Nations said Wednesday, a dramatic figure that could skyrocket as the civil war persists.
Gunmen have kidnapped an American journalist in Syria, the journalist's family announced Wednesday.
Will the situation improve in 2013, or will the bloody stalemate continue?
Shopkeepers and school children in this remote Brazilian farming town giggle and point when Rebecca Bernardo pedals by on her rusty red bicycle. The unwanted attention started a few months ago when the Brazilian high school student posted a video on YouTube.
A British theater producer who was briefly jailed in Uganda because of his play about the challenges facing gay people in the African nation said Wednesday the case against him had been dropped.
The death toll from a New Year's stampede during a church vigil at an Angolan stadium rose to 16 Wednesday, state media said, as details emerged of how the tragedy unfolded.
As officers were busy keeping an eye on New Years' revelry, robbers made off with as much as $1.3 million worth of goods from a Paris Apple store.
English Premier League club Liverpool began its New Year shopping with the signing of Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge on Wednesday, in a deal worth an estimated $19.6 million.
Novak Djokovic's Australian Open preparations have suffered a hiccup after he was beaten by home favorite Bernard Tomic at the Hopman Cup in Perth.