A new poll of Africans in 34 countries across the continent finds that nearly one-third of people have been forced to pay bribes including for medical treatment, according to a report released Wednesday.
US President Barack Obama's popularity has slumped to an all-time low, with a majority of Americans for the first time believing him to be dishonest and untrustworthy, a new survey showed Tuesday.
"Young people are particularly susceptible to HIV infections and they also carry the burden of caring for family members living with HIV/Aids," she said in Johannesburg.
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Zimbabwe’s Mr Ugly 2012, William Masvinu liked the title so much, he decided to give the competition another go this year.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill outlawing so-called revenge porn and levying possible jail time for people who post naked photos of their exes after bitter breakups.
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Ministers from 113 countries have signed a declaration pledging new action to end sexual violence in conflict.
The 17-year-old, who suffers from an aggressive cancer, lost his case against Sydney Children's Hospital in March in which he had argued that treating him with blood products or a transfusion would breach his relationship with God.
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Pope Francis on Monday called for "another way" of treating divorcees who remarry -- a thorny issue since Catholics who wed a second time are currently not allowed to receive Holy Communion at mass.
The robbers, who are still at large, broke into the prison director's office overnight Tuesday and made off with a safe containing around 5,000 euros ($6,700), the Corriere della Sera newspaper said.
When night falls in Damascus, gaggles of determined revellers still head out on the town seeking to drown out the thunder of outgoing artillery fire with the boom of music.
An unprecedented Australian inquiry into church and institutional child abuse opened, with warnings that widespread and "shocking" allegations would be heard against places of worship, orphanages, community groups and schools.
A teenager convicted of fatally shooting a baby in the face while trying to rob the child's mother in coastal Georgia has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The brown Chihuahua named Miracle Milly is shorter than a soup can, standing at 3.8 inches (9.65 centimeters) tall when measured from backbone to paw.
A priest whose case led to a criminal conviction against his bishop will likely spend the rest of his life in a federal prison after being sentenced to 50 years for producing or trying to produce child pornography.
Germany already has some of the world’s most stringent noise regulations and citizens are only too eager to reprimand neighbours for loud children or taking out rubbish too early on a Sunday.
Drug traffickers have created chocolate and strawberry-flavoured methamphetamines to attract the youth market in Thailand, media reports said.
"This one millionth child refugee is not just another number. This is a real child ripped from home, maybe even from a family, facing horrors we can only begin to comprehend," said the head of UN children's agency UNICEF, Anthony Lake, said in a statement.
About 300 women with faulty PIP breast implants have filed suit seeking $54.7 million in damages from three European companies, their attorney said.
A Chinese zoo's supposed "African lion" was exposed as a fraud when the dog used as a substitute started barking.
The brothers, aged five and seven, were sleeping in a friend's apartment above the pet store when the snake strangled them, said Royal Canadian Mounted Police Const. Julie Rogers-Marsh.
Mother-of-three Lilavati Devi stands perfectly still in the hot sun in Old Delhi as a practitioner and his assistants check the veins in her hands.
A nationwide sting focused on underage prostitution has freed 105 sexually abused youths and netted 150 pimps, the FBI announced.
Extraordinary video footage captured during torrential storms that hit northwest China this month shows four men making a miraculous escape when a landslide engulfs their car as they travel along a mountain road.
Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani should be extradited to South Africa to stand trial, the British Press Association reported on Wednesday.