International

Activists cross inter-Korean DMZ on wheels, not foot

Activists cross inter-Korean DMZ on wheels, not foot

Activists from 15 countries completed their plan to cross the heavily guarded inter-Korean border Sunday, according to local news agency Yonhap - but had to do so by bus rather than on foot as they had hoped.

New York commemorates Malcolm X's 90th birthday

New York commemorates Malcolm X

Hundreds commemorated the 90th birthday of assassinated civil rights leader Malcolm X in New York on Tuesday.

Saving Nepal libraries after quake disasters

Saving Nepal libraries after quake disasters

Librarian Gebanath Nyaupane steps gingerly into the magnificent two-story building in this tree-lined sanctuary tucked away in the hills overlooking Kathmandu, the Nepali capital devastated by last months quake.

Cartoonist quits France's Charlie Hebdo magazine

Cartoonist quits France

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist 'Luz', who designed the holy Prophet Muhammad cover in the wake of the attack on the magazines Paris office, has resigned, local media reported on Tuesday.

Beyonce visits Haiti to see progress since 2010 quake

Beyonce visits Haiti to see progress since 2010 quake

Pop queen Beyonce has paid a visit to Haiti to look at the progress made since an earthquake devastated the country five years ago.

Hackers attack German Parliaments data network

Hackers attack German Parliaments data network

Unknown hackers have attacked the German Bundestag lower house of Parliaments computer system, a parliamentary spokeswoman said on Friday.

Franschhoek Literary Festival kicks off

Franschhoek Literary Festival kicks off

The 9th annual Franschhoek Literary Festival, which brings together renowned writers, poets and literary minds from all over the world, kicked off on Friday in Franschhoek, South Africa.

Norman Finkelstein slams Israel over Gaza blockade

Norman Finkelstein slams Israel over Gaza blockade

Norman Finkelstein, the American Professor of Political Science and author of numerous books, has harshly criticized Israel's eight-year siege of Gaza and called for international pressure to be brought against the self-declared Jewish state to "achieve a just and reasonable peace in the conflict".

Picasso painting sets world auction record

Picasso painting sets world auction record

Pablo Picasso's Les Femmes dAlger broke the world auction record on Monday evening, selling for $179.4 million in New York.

Best boss ever Chinese billionaire gives 6,400 workers France vacation

Best boss ever  Chinese billionaire gives 6,400 workers France vacation

The biggest-ever tour group to visit France, 6,400 mainly Chinese visitors invited by their company boss, received a VIP welcome recently in the southern resort town of Nice.