US pays $50,000 to each Afghan shooting victim

The United States has reportedly paid 50,000 dollars in compensation for each Afghan killed in a shooting rampage allegedly carried out by an American soldier in Kandahar province.

Analysis: Has the Refugee Convention outlived its usefulness?

Newly arrived refugees from Somalia at Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Kenya

China faces daunting elderly care challenge

Tens of millions of Chinese families are struggling to take care of their elderly relatives, according to a recent report in Health News, a newspaper affiliated with the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Blast kills three varsity students in Colombia

Three Colombian university students, including a woman, died Sunday when the explosives they were handling went off at a house in Bogota, officials said.

Drug decriminalisation urged for Latin America

The president of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina, has expressed his concern about the failure of the war on drugs in...

UN development chief hails Haiti’s progress two years after devastating earthquake

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark (right) with President Michel Martelly of Haiti.

Asian population in US grew faster than any other ethnic group in last 10 yrs

The Asian population of the United States grew faster than any other racial or ethnic group in the last decade, according to a report.

Somali Pirates Free British Hostage Held Since September

A British woman held hostage for six months inside Somalia has been freed after a ransom was paid to her captors. The British Foreign Office said Wednesday she was being taken to a safe place.

Leaked documents show 9,000 Nazi war criminals fled to South America after World War 2

Nine thousand Nazi war criminals reportedly fled to South America after World War II, leaked secret documents have revealed.

Sex-addicted Bonobo apes on brink of extinction

Bonobo apes, which live in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in central Africa and often have sex every few minutes, are now staring extinction in the face.