1,000 DRC ex-rebels break out of Uganda camp

About 1,000 former fighters from a former Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group broke out Tuesday from a camp where they being held in Uganda just as soldiers were about to repatriate them. Dec 18, 2014

Tango treat for Pope Francis as he turns 78

Hundreds of couples performed a tango on St Peter's square on Wednesday in a birthday treat for Pope Francis, who hails from Argentina, the birthplace of the celebrated sultry dance. Dec 18, 2014

Obama announces 'new chapter' in US-Cuba ties

US President Barack Obama said Wednesday a "new chapter" had been opened in Washington's ties with Cuba, saying it was time to end an "outdated approach" that had failed to move relations forward. Dec 18, 2014

Security stepped up as Australia orders siege probe

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott orders an urgent enquiry into why a deranged Islamic gunman was not under surveillance and how he obtained citizenship, as security is stepped up after a fatal cafe siege. Dec 17, 2014