Wednesday, 11 December 2013 13:47
David Bauder, The Associated Press
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 13:29
Curt Anderson, The Associated Press
MIAMI - Prosecutors say they will not file domestic violence charges against the former-neighbourhood watch volunteer acquitted in the killing of an unarmed black teen, after George Zimmerman's girlfriend said in a sworn statement she did not want to pursue the case.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 12:38
Julhas Alam, The Associated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Lawyers for a leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party sought Wednesday to have his death sentence thrown out after a late-night reprieve saved his life just hours before he was to be hanged.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 12:20
Nirmala George, The Associated Press
NEW DELHI - India's Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexual conduct, dealing a blow Wednesday to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 11:23
M. Spencer Green And Don Babwin, The Associated Press
PONTIAC, Ill. - A judge overturned the conviction of a man who for decades insisted that police tortured him until he confessed to a rape he did not commit, freeing him Wednesday after 30 years behind bars.