Four-day session of the UN Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva could chart the path towards preventing the nightmare scenario. -AFP
ANC attracted fewer voters despite a population increase, hinting that its well-oiled and well-funded electoral machine may be struggling to energise its political base. -AFP
Boy was arrested last week on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of his father in the small mountain town of Gypsum. -AFP
Author of Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years admitted that most of the events in the global best-selling book were false. -AFP
Torture has become almost normalised by the "war on terror" and its glamorous portrayal in shows such as Homeland. -AFP
Visit by the Chinese general intended to deepen relations between the two countries' militaries. -ST
The shortage of lethal injection drugs used in execution has prompted many US states to turn to compounding pharmacies to supply untested execution cocktails instead. -AFP
There is a need for US "to change perceptions of parenting roles and of prevailing stereotypes". -AFP
Burglars have twice targeted the home of tragic British model and TV presenter Peaches Geldof since her death. -AFP
A new video released by the Boko Haram group purportedly showing about 130 of the girls was being carefully studied by American experts in the hope it might yield vital clues as to where they are...