Nearly half a century after Kenya won its independence, three elderly Kenyans who say they were tortured and brutalized at the hands of the British during the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s are seeking justice in a London courtroom, rekindling debate over how B
The BRICS are meeting Thursday for an economic summit in India. If you're scratching your head over that acronym, here's a quick explainer on who the BRICS are and why they've teamed up. The BRICS stand for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The fi
An Israeli military court Monday sentenced Palestinian nonviolence activist Abdullah Abu Rahmeh to one year in prison and a $1,400 fine after it found him guilty of âincitementâ and âorganizing illegal demonstrations.â Abu Rahmehâs arrest had provoke
Rejected: Fisk University has said no to the latest proposal to keep its Stieglitz art collection on display at the school. (Associated Press) Jail time: A TV show auctioneer has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role ...
Circle of life: The Las Vegas production of "The Lion King" is set to close on Dec. 30, 2011, after being extended by 14 months. (Playbill) Fake: A watercolor believed to be by Andrew Wyeth was found to be a ...
Correction: In writing about a scene from Tom Shadyac's new film, "I Am," I inaccurately transcribed a line of dialog. When Shadyac talks about his agent, he actually says: "My agent. A source of stress in show business!" My apologies ... .
Google said on Tuesday that it is giving $2.5 million in the form of two equal grants to the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Desmond Tutu Peace Center to preserve, and get online, thousands of pages of historical documents relating to South Africa's movement
This post has been updated since its original publication. Hand-painted, colorful striped sunglasses. That's the second chapter of Toms Shoes' one-for-one business. "With every pair purchased, Toms will give someone sight," said Toms founder Blake Mycoskie. Me
This is going to be a weekend for weddings: Supermodel Kate Moss and rocker Jamie Hince of the Kills plan to marry at her home in the Cotswolds, and it will be interesting to see if any pictures leak out ...
YouTube is testing a new feature to convert uploaded videos into 3-D content with a click of a button. Starting Wednesday, users can click "Edit Info" on a video's watch page and select "3D Video" to convert an already uploaded ...
South Africa's ruling ANC passes law on state secrets amid outcry: South Africa's ruling ANC used its parliamentary majority to pass a controversial secrecy bill which critics say will stifle freedom and have a chilling effect on investigative journalism and w
More than 300 banks, insurance companies and other institutions are helping to finance nuclear weapons around the world, according to a new report from an activist campaign that aims to prod banks to divest from the makers of nuclear weapons.
Nearly three years after the end of a bloody war that endured for a quarter of a century, Sri Lanka faces new calls to investigate alleged war crimes and stop a continuing pattern of shadowy disappearances and detentions. The accusations have angered Sri Lanka
Every day on World Now we choose a remarkable photo from around the world. Today we spotted this vivid shot of Buddhist monks gathering in Sri Lanka, pushing against calls to investigate alleged war crimes.