WASHINGTON (AFP) - Hundreds solemnly gathered in Washington's National Cathedral on Thursday to mark the first anniversary of the Newtown school massacre and demand tougher action to halt gun violence in the United States.
WASHINGTON - House lawmakers on Thursday resoundingly approved a two-year budget deal that repeals billions of dollars in painful automatic cuts and crucially avoids the prospect of a US government shutdown next year.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like United States (US) President Barack Obama at Mr Nelson Mandela's memorial service said on Thursday he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, has schizophrenia and has been violent in the past.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - United States (US) regulators on Thursday opened the door to allowing mobile phone use on airplanes - an issue that has stirred howls of protest over the potential for disruption in the skies.
OSLO (AFP) - In an effort to solve its growing prison shortage, Norway has asked to rent prison space in neighbouring Sweden, the Norwegian justice ministry said on Thursday.