Pope Francis will visit the poor in a favela and meet young prisoners when he travels to Brazil on his first international trip as pontiff in July, the Vatican said on Tuesday.Read More »
A junior Italian equal opportunities minister was removed from her post on Saturday less than 24 hours after being sworn in to the new coalition government, after she said gays invited discrimination by "ghettoising" themselves.Read More »
In the final weeks of April 1945, Soviet and German forces fought viciously for control of Berlin. With World War II drawing to a close, tens of thousands of civilians were killed as the city lay in ruins.Read More »
A Spanish doctor accused of running one of the world's largest sports doping rings has received a one-year suspended sentence for endangering public health.Read More »
A terminally ill Irish woman has lost the latest legal challenge in her fight to win the right to take her own life, with the assistance of her partner.Read More »
French President Francois Hollande has signed into law a bill allowing same-sex marriage, making France the 14th country to legalise gay weddings.
A top Anti-Banking Fraud Unit officer and a senior city cop have been linked to the thriving pornography business in Nairobi.