As Russia’s propaganda machine jolts back to life, flooding the Western world with curated hoo-hah, a popular notion in Russia is that these days everything is PR - the same cynical idea can be described as a symptom of the post-Great Recession West.
A Sydney grandmother facing the death penalty in Malaysia covered her face in a blue veil as she made her first court appearance in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
When the so-called Islamic State began preparing for war in Iraq, it targeted the country's Sunni tribal leaders. One American was counting.
A Canadian woman who stopped her car on a highway to rescue ducklings, a decision that caused the deaths of two people, has been sentenced to three months' jail.
A VIP paedophile ring, allegedly involving some British MPs, may be behind the disappearance of a boy in London in 1979.
What is extraordinary about this brutal CIA report into assassination operations is how the spy agency failed to anticipate the devastating cost to US prestige from extrajudicial killing.
As funerals began for the 148 victims of the Pakistani Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed to crush the insurgents and lifted a moratorium on the death penalty.
The sudden breakthrough in relations was, of course, the result of months of painstaking secret negotiations, and prompted in part by shifting geopolitical realities.
President Barack Obama has opened the door to restoring full diplomatic relations with Cuba after 50 years of sanctions and embargo, announcing that the US would seek to open an embassy in the coming months and to relax economic and travel restrictions.
Iranian police had requested the extradition of Man Haron Monis, the gunman who was shot dead in the Martin Place siege, 14 years ago but Australian authorities refused to hand him over, according to Iran's police chief.