France 'violating' treaty on smacking

A top rights body ruled on Wednesday that France was in violation of a European treaty because it did not fully ban the smacking of children.

India bans gang-rape documentary

India has banned the broadcast of a controversial documentary in which one of the men who gang-raped and murdered a student is shown blaming the victim - a move the film's maker called "arbitrary censorship".

Sea lion saved me, says bridge jumper

A man who jumped off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to try to take his own life and was kept afloat by a sea lion said Wednesday suicide prevention was now his life's work.

Netanyahu denounces Obama over Iran

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced President Barack Obama's drive for a nuclear accord with Iran on Tuesday, warning Washington is paving Tehran's path to a bomb.