| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:16 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Uganda's parliament on Friday passed tough anti-gay legislation that will punish those found guilty of "aggravated homosexuality" with life in jail.
While same-sex marriage has been enshrined in a growing number of...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:04 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The men came to the village in the Central African Republic at dawn, armed with Kalashnikovs, machetes and knives. A 55-year-old father of 10 hid in tall grass and watched in horror as the attackers handed his children and...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:47 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Fears of civil war in South Sudan grew Thursday, after South Sudan's military admitted losing control of a key town in the country's east to army mutineers.
The army lost Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, to a military...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:55 PM
JERUSALEM-- About 150 African migrants Tuesday protested Israel's policy of detaining people illegally in the country, saying they are refugees seeking freedom and human rights.
The protesters outside parliament had made their way to Jerusalem after...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In 21st century America, there is one subject even more difficult to discuss honestly in public than race: money.
It took a while but near the end of Monday evening's diversity forum featuring the artistic leaders of Southern California's most prominent...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Scientists seeking the missing link between modern Europeans and Neanderthals ought to head back to Africa, according to a new study that could prune some of the younger branches of the evolutionary tree.
Researchers took another look at a common fossil...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where an image of Jesus with flashing lights is displayed by a vendor at a stand outside La Placita Church in downtown Los Angeles during El Dia De La Virgen De Guadalupe celebrations that include...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:21 PM
QUNU, South Africa — After the sermon was read, the 21-gun salute thudded and the "Last Post" played, Nelson Mandela was laid to rest Sunday in the rolling green hills of the Eastern Cape where he was born, leaving South Africans with a gaping sense...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where a woman looks out of the dusty window after entering a bus to be transported to see the casket of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria. The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:22 AM
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, the late Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, is honored at a memorial in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela died Dec. 5 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:20 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The official sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's state memorial service on Tuesday didn't even know the gestures for "South Africa" or "thank you," according to representatives of organizations for deaf people....