The United Nations named comic-book superhero Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador to fight for gender equality on Friday, amid criticism that the scantily clad fictional character was an inappropriate choice.
Sport is a universal language that can help prevent extremism and racism among young people, London-born Pakistani footballer Kashif Siddiqi said on Friday, urging governments to do more to bring together players from different religions.
After whittling down a pile of 155 novels, the judges of the Man Booker Prize are set to unveil this year's winner of a 50,000 sterling (US$61,200) award that can have a "seismic" impact on a writer's career.
Crowned with coral beads, flanked by high officials in bright white robes adorned with shining metal plaques, the new Oba of the historic kingdom of Benin greeted his people in a very 21st century corner of southern Nigeria.
Representatives from the Vatican and China are expected to meet before the end of the month in Rome in an effort to finalize a deal on the ordination of bishops on the mainland, a move aimed at ending a longstanding dispute, according to Catholic Church sources familiar with the negotiations.
An 18-year-old tea vendor who became Pakistan's hottest new celebrity when his photo went viral on the Internet says he has no plans for an acting career - though he is flattered by the attention.
A newly created set of drop earrings featuring a pair of large pear-shaped diamonds are expected to fetch US$20-30 million when they go under the hammer next month, according to Christie's auctioneers.
The exhibition is held for the first time outside Japan, allowing fans here to become "scientific researchers" for a day to find out more about the different Pokemon characters.
Havana's city government temporarily suspended issuing licenses for new private restaurants from September onwards while it ensured existing ones were operating legally, a senior official said on Wednesday, confirming an earlier Reuters report.
An expedition in a boat made only of reeds crafted by indigenous Bolivians is getting ready to cross the Pacific from South America to Australia, in a fresh attempt to prove that ancient mariners were capable of making the journey.