Nigeria's Jonathan starts handover

Nigeria's outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday showed Muhammadu Buhari around his new quarters, as the former military ruler prepared to take over as elected head of state.

NY socialite jailed for killing son

The millionaire mother who killed her eight-year-old autistic son in a luxury New York hotel room was sentenced to 18 years in a state prison on Thursday, prosecutors announced.

Mob kills woman over 'witchcraft'

A 47-year-old woman was beaten to death and her body torched by an angry mob who accused her of practicing witchcraft.

Chile students, cops clash over reforms

Chilean police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse stone-throwing students protesting Thursday against what they call inadequate education reforms and heavy-handed crackdowns on recent demonstrations.