With more than 500,000 people currently incarcerated, Brazil's inmates continue to control the overcrowded prisons.
Shia rebels have emerged as the country's new power brokers, as Sanaa struggles to rein in the movement's mass protests
In contrast to US, strict gun controls and restrained policing have slashed number of deaths by firearms in Australia.
Simin Behbahani, whose poetry was quoted by Barack Obama, has died aged 87. But her work lives on.
Russian spending strengthens the country's hold on Crimea as parliamentarians gather in the region.
No matter their political leanings, most Brazilians agree on one thing: Eduardo Campos was a man who died far too soon.
As front lines shift Ukraine's old are left with nowhere to run to.
Scottish city's decision to fly Palestinian flag over its most important building seen as bold display of solidarity.
Despite a truce, deep distrust remains between Muslims and Christians in Central African Republic's mining town of Boda.