OSLO (AFP) - The head of the world chemical weapons watchdog said on Tuesday the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons could begin in late January.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) - The founder of a French breast implant company was sentenced to four years in prison by a Marseille criminal court on Tuesday for hiding the true nature of the sub-standard silicone used in implants sold to 300,000 women around the world.
MOSCOW (AFP) - President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's military on Tuesday to step up its presence in the Arctic after Canada signalled its intention to claim the North Pole and surrounding waters.
A diver dressed in a Santa Claus costume performs with sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, and Warner Bros Pictures releases a photo of director Peter Jackson, seen during the filming of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.
SOWETO, South Africa (AFP) - Tens of thousands of voices soared over Soweto's Soccer City stadium Tuesday in a moving rendition of South Africa's national anthem at the start of a memorial service for peace icon Nelson Mandela.