Republicans were left steaming after President Barack Obama shook the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro, with one senior lawmaker likening the act to appeasement of the Nazis.
Two men extradited from Britain last year pleaded guilty on Tuesday to supporting terrorists in Afghanistan through websites that sought to raise cash.
Anti-government protesters in Thailand, ignoring the snap election called by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, said she should be tried for treason.
President Hamid Karzai on accused the US of conducting psychological war against the Afghan people in one of his strongest attacks to date on Washington's policy in his country.
It's seen as a rare gesture between the leaders of the ideologically opposed nations reflecting the anti-apartheid hero's spirit of reconciliation.
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Hopes among resourceful inmates of an Austrian prison for a cheerier Christmas have been dashed after 50 litres of a festive homebrew hooch were discovered by guards.
A father's diet influences the health of his offspring, according to a study that suggests men, like women, should plan to eat and live healthily in the run-up to conception.
The European Union has taken its first step to allowing expanded use of smartphones and tablets on aircraft, possibly ending a precious oasis of peace.