World 29 May 2013

France's first gay marriage is set to take place on Wednesday afternoon amid tight security and a heavy media presence. French President Francois Hollande gave the law the green light just over a week ago.

World 28 May 2013

Government still can’t confirm if the two tourists kidnapped in Yemen are South Africans. Police in Yemen, however, have not only announced that two South Africans were kidnapped, but have named a politician whom they believe is responsible for the attack

World 28 May 2013

It is almost 60 years to the day since man first conquered the world’s highest peak. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay trekked through the Himalayas for weeks to reach the top of Mount Everest.

World 21 May 2013

America's the birthplace of modern competitive eating. And we're used to it being a rather messy business- with participants spattering their clothes in apparent gluttony. But at an annual speed eating event in the UK, there's no junk food in sight.

World 20 May 2013

Authorities are calling it a lucky near miss. A giant tornado narrowly missed Oklahoma City on Sunday. It wrecked neighbourhoods, and destroyed outlying towns.

World 20 May 2013

Frenzied scenes are the order of the day in Venezuelan supermarkets. That's as consumers struggle to get hold of toilet paper. The country has simply run out.

World 15 May 2013

Music lovers are flocking to Julien's Auction in New York to buy a piece of memorabilia owned by their favourite artist.

World 12 May 2013

French President Francois Hollande says France's current military operation in Mali is part of the debt owed to Africans for slavery. Hollande made this statement during the eighth annual commemoration of the abolition of slavery in Paris on Friday.

World 9 May 2013

Two of the three women who were freed from a Cleveland house this week have returned to their family homes. For a decade they were held on a residential property, where police found chains and ropes used to keep them captive.

World 6 May 2013

A bachelorette party in San Francisco has ended in tragedy. Five women have died, after being trapped inside a burning limo. The stretch vehicles are a common choice for special occasions, but questions are now being asked about their safety.