UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday that more people are dying in the world because they are unable to access safe water than compared to those who die as a result of war and other forms of violence.
A 16-year-old girl from the northwest of England has been fired from her Saturday job at a local tea room via a message posted by her manager on Facebook. It is believed that she is the first person in the U.K. to be fired in that manner.
With much of the attention in Washington on Sunday focused on the healthcare vote in the U.S. House of Representatives tens of thousands of people still gathered in the city to demand action on immigration reform.
Authorities in Gloucester County, New Jersey have confirmed that a 16-year-old boy was arrested and later released on Friday in connection with a racially offensive announcement made over the public address system in a Walmart store.
In a repeat of an exercise he did last year, U.S. President Barack Obama has produced a video message for Iranians around the world in which he says that the "choice for a better future" remains "in the hands of Iran’s leaders".
A retired Marine Corps general and former NATO commander told the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the presence of openly gay soldiers in the Dutch military contributed to a 1995 massacre of over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys.
Senior members of a church in Northern England have decided that a Tai Chi class may no longer be held in the church hall because the martial art is closely connected to Taoism, a religion that originates in Eastern Asia.
The man attempting to defeat John McCain and secure the Republican nomination for this year's election to the U.S. Senate in Arizona has suggested that laws permitting gay marriage may lead to humans being able to marry horses.
It has emerged that a Family Court in Australia ruled in January that two girls, aged eight and 10, must spend every other weekend with their father, at present on the Sexual Offenders Register because of a child pornography conviction.
An operation overseen by the authorities in Spain has resulted in the arrests over the weekend and on Monday of at least 69 people suspected of being members of a mafia gang run by either Russians or Georgians.
A Superior Court judge in Connecticut has ruled that prison officials in the U.S. state may continuing force-feeding a British man on hunger strike over what he claims is a wrongful conviction for rape.
Following the growing influence of the Tea Party on the political debate in the U.S. a new movement, the Coffee Party, has emerged, with the aim of giving "voice to Americans who want to see cooperation in government".