Evacuations were called on Kuchinoerabu Island in southern Japan after a volcano erupted, sending a massive plume of smoke and ash into the air.
The results of a BuzzFeed News/Ipsos poll are in, including a snapshot of the world’s views on marriage equality. Among the findings: a surge of support for marriage equality in the Pope’s home country.
Power in Venezuela is concentrated in the hands of just three families who control government coffers, media and now, pop culture. BuzzFeed News’ Karla Zabludovsky reports from Caracas.
FIFA’s decision to award the World Cup to Russia and Qatar — and President Sepp Blatter’s refusal to reconsider the move despite a mountain of evidence of corruption — has led soccer to the worst crisis in its history.
“I just wish for people to give me a chance,” the former Guantanamo Bay detainee said in a recent interview.
The head of European soccer’s governing body said “enough is enough” when asked on Thursday about Sepp Blatter’s role as the head of FIFA. Despite mounting pressure, Blatter has reiterated he will stay on as the organization’s president and that Friday’s presidential vote will go ahead as planned.
A quarter of women aged 15-49 in Africa’s most populous country have undergone the practice, according to United Nations data.
The FIFA officials rounded up in Switzerland on Wednesday are being detained pending extradition to the U.S. Here’s a brief look at the treaty between the two countries governing such requests.
Nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives were indicted Wednesday on corruption charges.
Here are the 14 people, including nine FIFA officials, who face charges of racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracies, among other offenses.
The nine FIFA officials, as well as Darryl Warner and Charles Blazer, were “provisionally banned” from football-related activities by FIFA’s Ethics Commitee on Wednesday.
FIFA donated between $50,000 to $100,000 while the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee donated $250,000 to $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
The European Commission has proposed a scheme to resettle 40,000 asylum seekers across the bloc using country-by-country quotas, and to compensate the nations who take people in.
The prosecutor has accused the video of “disrupting morality.”
The council ruled that a Russian-style bill banning “gay propaganda” could violate Kazakhstan’s constitution as the country bids to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
German, Italian, and Australian lawmakers have all launched new efforts to allow same-sex couples to wed after an historic vote for marriage equality in Ireland.
His name was Allan. He was killed to emphasize how people hypocritically only care about “cute” animals, the Radio24syv station said, but some listeners have called for a boycott.
The pope said in an interview that he gave up television in 1990 after making a promise to the Virgin Mary.
The ultra-hardline group, Ansarullah Bangla Team, has been accused by the country’s interior ministry of attacking and killing three secular bloggers earlier this year.
East African heads of state will meet in the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam on Sunday, as fears grow of an all-out ethnic conflict in Burundi.
High temperatures in some areas have reached 117 degrees Fahrenheit. Sweltering conditions were expected to continue until the end of the month.
The collection was a result of a competition that received 900 contributions, and contains professional pictures and amateur family shots from the last 100 years.
The military offensive, led by Iraqi forces with the backing of Shiite and Sunny militias, comes 10 days after the ultra-hardline group seized control of Anbar’s key capital city of Ramadi.
Jason Rezaian was working as the newspaper’s Tehran bureau chief when he was arrested in July 2014 by Iranian authorities.
Their parents say they want their children to be integrated in Dutch society.
Employers in Qatar often confiscate foreign workers’ passports while they toil in harsh conditions on construction sites.
“They are institutionalizing sexual violence,” said Zainab Hawa Bangura, U.N. Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict.
When historians write about the global LGBT rights movement, they will probably divide their timeline into “Before Ireland” and “After Ireland.”
The country, which decriminalised homosexuality only 22 years ago, is the first nation in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote. The measure passed with some 62.1% of support, according to election officials.