Alfredo Astiz, Argentina's infamous "Blonde Angel of Death," and 11 other death squad members from the 1970s were jailed for life today in one of the country's biggest human rights cases.
An animal rights group has sued SeaWorld, accusing the aquatic theme park chain of violating the rights of captive killer whales under the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution, which abolished slavery.
Goal-happy Manchester City continued where they left off at Manchester United on Sunday as they came from behind to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-2 to march into the quarterfinals of the League Cup.
Floods swamped a new area of Thailand's capital on Wednesday as some shops rationed food and Bangkok's governor warned of "massive water" on the way that could put many parts of the sprawling city in danger by the end of the week.
Hollywood star Bruce Willis and his wife, designer and model Emma Heming, are expecting their first child together, Willis' spokeswoman says.
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki is certain to end the year as the world No 1 after Maria Sharapova withdrew from the season-ending WTA Championships with an ankle injury on Wednesday.
The Pakistan spinners got in on the act after pace duo Umar Gul and Junaid Khan ripped through the Sri Lankan top order to bundle out the tourists for 239 in their first innings on day one of the second test in Dubai.
Germany says it will close 31 of its 328 military bases and shrink installations in another 90 locations over the next five years as part of the most sweeping cuts in the history its Bundeswehr army, navy and air force.
The incoming head of the European Central Bank threw the euro zone a lifeline hours before a crucial summit which looked set to fall short of a definitive plan to tackle the bloc's debt crisis.
BP has passed its final hurdle to returning to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, receiving its first permit to drill a new well since its role in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
The world's 7 billionth person will be born into a population more aware than ever of the challenges of sustaining life on a crowded planet but no closer to a consensus about what to do about it.
China will intensify controls of online social media and instant messaging tools, the ruling Communist Party said in an agenda-setting document that marks the government's highest-level reaction so far to the explosive growth of microblogs.
Fears of flooding across the Thai capital grew today after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra warned parts of Bangkok could face inundation for up to a month, with authorities calling a special five-day holiday to allow people to leave.
Turkey clung to hopes today of finding survivors under rubble three days after a powerful earthquake killed at least 459 people, and the government finally requested foreign help to shelter thousands of homeless families.
A South Carolina mother who told police her son killed three family members and himself has been charged with murdering all of them to get their life insurance money.
A South Carolina mother who told police her son killed three family members and himself has been charged with murdering all of them to get their life insurance money, police say.
Wales have slipped from sixth to eighth place in the latest world rankings despite finishing fourth in the World Cup won by New Zealand on Sunday.
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan may have found a way to pay some of her mounting legal bills, with a planned agreement to pose nude for Playboy magazine, a source who knew of Lohan's plans says.
Manchester United beat League Two Aldershot Town 3-0 in the League Cup fourth round to begin the road to recovery after their humiliating 6-1 defeat by Manchester City on Sunday.
Two people have died and hundreds been stranded in northern and eastern Ireland after torrential rain closed roads and rail lines, left shops and homes under water and led to the capital, Dublin, being put on an emergency footing.