The funeral of South African anti-apartheid veteran Ahmed Kathrada took undertones of a rally against President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday as speakers criticized the leader's African National Congress (ANC) party.
US President Donald Trump has dropped to 544th place from 324th in Forbes' annual list of world billionaires after his net worth fell to 3.5 billion dollars from 4.5 billion last year, the magazine said Monday.
Milo Yiannopoulos, a controversial editor at the far-right Breitbart news website, resigned Tuesday after the emergence of recordings in which he appears to defend sexual relationships between young boys and older men.
A 36-year-old Egyptian woman - reportedly the heaviest in the world, at 500 kilograms - reached Mumbai Saturday in a cargo plane with hopes high that several rounds of surgery could help her reduce weight.
A video of Donald Trump's granddaughter singing in Mandarin has gone viral on Chinese social media at a time when people are also commenting about the US President’s failure to send official Lunar New Year greetings.
German President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday led tributes to ex-president Roman Herzog, who died at age 82, describing the key role he played in the country's post-war development.
Donald Trump stepped down as host of the game show "The Celebrity Apprentice" during his presidential campaign, but two weeks before taking office the president-elect chose to ridicule the show's new star.
Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe is defying a court order to leave three properties that she seized from a Lebanese businessman in a dispute over a 1.35-million-dollar diamond ring, the businessman’s lawyer said Thursday.
Pope Francis mused about old age on Saturday, as he divided time on his 80th birthday between sitting down for breakfast with the homeless, leading Mass with cardinals and holding regular work engagements.
Time magazine named US president-elect Donald Trump as the 2016 Person of the Year, a pick that its editor called a "straightforward" choice given the way he has shaken up US society before even taking office.
A member of the Italian family that controls the car giant Fiat-Chrysler was briefly detained by New York authorities after trying to collect ransom through a fake kidnapping scheme, prosecutors confirmed to dpa Wednesday.
European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva, who missed out earlier this month on the top job at the United Nations, is leaving her Brussels post to rejoin the World Bank group, she announced Friday.
Reality television and social media star Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint of millions of euros worth of jewelry while inside her Paris hotel room, her spokesperson and a French judicial source said Monday.
Israel's leaders were preparing for an attack on Iran, fearing that the Islamic republic might be gearing up to develop a nuclear weapon, but Shimon Peres believes he slammed the breaks on the plan, the Jerusalem Post newspaper reported Friday.
The world's oldest man, who turned 113th on Thursday, plans to mark his birthday by celebrating his bar mitzvah in the Israeli city of Haifa about a century later than most people, his daughter told dpa.
US whistleblower Edward Snowden and a network of lawyers and refugees who helped him hide in Hong Kong in 2013 provided never-before-heard details about his two weeks on the run in an article published Wednesday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) praises former foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher as a respected statesman who gave millions in East Germany and other former communist nations hope for change