Long regarded as an icon of peace and reconciliation for bringing an end to apartheid, Nelson Mandela was loved and celebrated all over the world. But in his fight for ultimate freedom, he also devoted himself to another cause -- the empowerment of women.
Bob Diamond is making a dramatic return to banking, launching a vehicle with Africa's youngest billionaire. The Financial Times reports.
South Africans flocke to houses of worship for a national day of reflection to honor Mandela.
Thousands plan to rally soon, but behind the scenes, they face tumultuous times.
Inspired by behavioral science, the U.K. is trying new gambits to "nudge" social policy. The New York Times reports.
China's exports handily beat forecasts in November, as its leaders embark on an ambitious restructuring plan.
Consider it an attack of the drones — and pork is on the menu.
A 16-year-old boy suffered a medical emergency and died on board a Delta Air Lines flight en route to Atlanta from Seattle Saturday morning.
A New Jersey waitress who received thousands of dollars in gratuities after claiming she received a homophobic note in lieu of a tip has been let go by the restaurant at which she worked.
The former candidate for Virginia governor says he won't challenge Sen. Mark Warner.
A gay teacher at a suburban Philadelphia Catholic high school has been fired after he applied for a New Jersey marriage license.
A magnitude-4.5 earthquake in central Oklahoma shook residents Saturday, just weeks after the two-year anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the Sooner state, and was followed by two smaller temblors later in the day.
SpaghettiOs brand apologized for a tweet that marked the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks with its smiling mascot.
Speaking from experience, victims of the Madoff Ponzi scheme advise other investors to diversify their savings, focus on what really matters in life and resist giving up.
In a state where camping is both a way of life and part of the heritage, living in a tent might be by choice, or it might be a sign of how meager the Alaskan safety net is.
The Rev. Billy Graham's son said Friday that the legendary evangelist's health is declining.
The Tuesday service is in a Johannesburg stadium.
The bounties of nature mask a hard reality: that this is a place without much of a safety net for people without homes.
Mr. Tibbs, sentenced to death in 1974 for a murder and rape in Florida, was one of six people whose stories of wrongful conviction and near execution were told in the play “The Exonerated.”