SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia's High Court on Thursday struck down gay marriage in the nation's capital territory, in a case seen as a test of the legality of same-sex unions.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - He made waves with his arms, touched his forehead and reached out with an embracing motion. And as the official interpreter for the deaf watching the Nelson Mandela memorial event on Tuesday, he stood right behind the world's most powerful leaders including President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal investigators say a teenage girl who survived the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco only to be fatally struck by a fire truck actually was run over by two rescue vehicles in the accident's chaotic aftermath.
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Nineteen people and companies in Europe and Asia acted as middlemen for Iranian airline Mahan Air, helping it procure supplies from the United States in violation of US sanctions, the US Commerce Department said on Wednesday.
LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain's love of online shopping shows no signs of slowing, with average spending per household rising 16 per cent in 2012 to 1,175 pounds (S$2,408), more than twice the level in France and nearly ten times spending in Italy, Ofcom said on Thursday.