President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday signed a new law that closes a legal loophole that often allowed attackers to get away scot-free. Official figures acknowledge 628 victims, but women’s rights activists believe the true toll may be far higher.
He won't be banned outright from the UK, but his name took a bad beating in the legislature of America’s closest ally, just weeks before the US presidential primaries get underway.
The children of ranking officials and wealthy businessmen have long found themselves on the wrong side of the law, but their connections typically get them off the hook.
Whoever leads Taiwan presides over a simmering feud that, if ignited, would suck the US into a very nasty conflict. Enter the newly elected Tsai Ing-wen.
The levels of UV rays in some areas of South America are soaring. People are being warned to just stay indoors between the peak hours of around 10 am and 4 pm. In Bolivia, there is even a law requiring parents to send their kids to school with a hat. Yet with many, in Peru and Bolivia particularly, living both directly from the land and below the poverty line, the message may not be getting through.
Is ISIS linked to the terrorist strike in Indonesia’s capital that left an estimated seven dead in a wave of bullets and explosives?
Plastics are destroying ocean ecosystems — here are the worst offenders.
The fatwa comes as the threat of fines and jail terms seem to be having little effect in combating the lucrative illegal wildlife trade.
Tens of thousands of refugees have entered Europe at the island of Lesbos, straining public services. But one man is stepping up to help out, on his own.
The theme of South Africa's most popular restaurant is an unabashedly clichéd take on “Native American.”