Was the San Bernardino attack politically motivated terrorism or just someone's personal revenge? Either way, pundits right and left are going to be squirming…
Burkina Faso's interim President Michel Kafando was formally reinstated after coup leaders capitulated in the face of popular pressure and mediation by regional leaders.
National Police troops used tear-gas and armored vehicles against hundreds of partially naked marchers for abortion rights who attempted to storm Peru's Congress building.
Iranian artist Atena Farghadani was sentenced to 12 years for a cartoon that satirized parliamentarians who voted for a law that restricts women's access to contraception.
Two men in Egypt were acquitted on charges relating to female genital mutilation, in the only case brought to trial since the law banning FGM was toughened in 2008.
The death of at least a dozen peasant women in a Chhattisgarh sterilization program comes in the context of a brutal counterinsurgency campaign against the Naxalite guerillas.
Nearly a fifth of Haiti's maternal deaths follow clandestine abortions, but the government still hasn't released a May 2013 document recommending repeal of the abortion law.
A state prosecutor cleared Peru's imprisoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori of charges that he was responsible for the forced sterilization of thousands of indigenous peasant women.
Istanbul police raided a protest camp in Taksim Gezi Park, slated to be bulldozed for a new shopping mall. Demonstrations continue, and have spread to Ankara.
A report on an Israeli TV news program charges that coercive contraception is behind a 50% decline in the Ethiopian birth rate in Israel over the past decade.
Violent forced evictions in China are on the rise as local authorities seek to offset debts by seizing and selling off land in suspect deals with developers, Amnesty International charges.