DETAINED Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada has asked the Sandiganbayan to grant him five-hour break so he could attend the 85th birthday celebration of his mother, former senator Luisa Ejercito Estrada.Read More
KOLKATA, India — India has for the first time appointed a transgender as the principal of a women's college.
Manabi Banerjee will head the Krishnagar Women's College in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.Read More
CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia's political opposition plans to harness momentum from the Irish gay marriage referendum by proposing a law next week that would recognize Australian same-sex marriages.Read More
ZURICH — The Swiss Federal Office of Justice says six soccer officials have been arrested and detained pending extradition at the request of US authorities ahead of the FIFA congress in Zurich.Read More
NEW YORK — Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, called "a snake charmer of the soul" for her gift of capturing searing images of human vulnerability, has died at age 75.Read More
CLEVELAND (Updated) — The championship LeBron James craves more than any other, the one he came back home to get, is within reach after Cleveland routed Atlanta 118-88 on Tuesday to complete a series sweep and secure its place in the NBA FiRead More