By CNN's Robyn Curnow. Richard Allen Greene and Emily Smith
One of the most respected ballistics experts in South Africa disputed key elements of the prosecution case against Oscar Pistorius on Friday, saying that the girlfriend he killed last year did not appear to have been in a defensive position whe
By CNN's Laura Smith-Spark, Phil Black and Matthew Chance
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Crimea on Friday to take part in Victory Day celebrations in Sevastopol, in what is his first visit to the disputed territory since Russia annexed it from Ukraine.
Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine decided to go ahead with a Sunday referendum on greater local powers, they said Thursday, defying a call by Russian President Vladimir Putin to postpone the vote.
Both sides of Thailand's political divide are vowing mass rallies in Bangkok in the wake of the former prime minister's ousting, as analysts warn the country faces "political freefall" and the potential resumption of violent c