New legislation could end up sending members of the country's Communist Party and other leftists to prison for up to three years because of their beliefs and speech.
Raising the dead with dopamine: An American doctor, graduate of Cuba's Latin American School of Medicine, devotes his residency to healing the people of Haiti.
Anational strike called by the Workers' United Center of Chile (CUT), massed 400, 000 people in the capital city of Santiago and 200,000 elsewhere.
Who are Boko Haram? The group has drawn renewed media interest following the UN building bombing that killed 10 last week.
Analysts of the West Papua conflict have observed an escalation in violent incidents through the year, with a pronounced uptick since May. Journalists and members of the West Papua community themselves have previously warned that the situation is deteriorating.
The hunger strike launched by Anna Hazare in Delhi has led to an outpouring of support from all over the country, but to end corruption you have to target the source.
Though eclipsed in recent months by the Arab Spring and the international economic crisis, Korea remains volatile, with the states on both sides of the DMZ trading threats.
In Colombia, wholesale murder and impunity go hand in hand.
Once again, the U.S. Department of State has included Cuba, along with Sudan, Syria and Iran, in its list of "State Sponsors of Terrorism."
With less than two years to go before the next presidential election in Iran a power struggle to determine its outcome is in full swing.