Former forward Dan Palmer became the first Australian rugby international to come out as gay on Friday, saying he wanted to speak out after homophobic comments from sacked star Israel Folau.
Waving rainbow flags and shedding tears of joy, two Taiwanese same-sex couples tied the knot on Friday at a mass wedding hosted by the military in another landmark for Asia's LGBT community.
New Zealanders have voted overwhelmingly to legalise euthanasia in what supporters said was a victory for "choice" and "dignity", preliminary referendum results released Friday showed.
Bolivia's outgoing parliament on Thursday approved a motion recommending that ex-interim president Jeanine Anez and her ministers face justice for responsibility over last year's unrest which left around 30 people dead.
Hurricane Zeta has slammed into the Gulf Coast of the US, killing at least six people and leaving more than two million people without power.
Senior figures in El Salvador suspected of links to the 1989 killing of six Jesuit priests should not be investigated, the country's Supreme Court has ruled.
For 120 days straight, Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews has faced the cameras to tell anxious residents how his government was battling Australia's worst coronavirus outbreak.
Barcelona look to build on a morale-boosting midweek win in the Champions League, while Napoli meet a Serie A surprise package and record-breaking Ajax may fancy their chances of another big victory.
The ex-Soviet country of Moldova, which holds a presidential election on Sunday, is landlocked between EU member Romania, with which it shares a common language, and Ukraine.
China's ruling Communist Party will open further to trade under the latest five-year plan but also promote "technological self-reliance", officials say.
Germany is expected to unveil a strong rebound in GDP for the third quarter on Friday, but relief could be short-lived as the country stands on the brink of new shutdowns to contain a second coronavirus wave.
Moldovans go to polls Sunday to elect a president under the watchful eye of Moscow which wants the polarised country to remain in its orbit amid political and security crises on Russia's borders.
Even in midst of a deadly pandemic, the Viennese seek to look death straight in the eye -- an attitude on display at a morbidly humourous museum devoted to death and burial.
Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper Friday said he was excited by what his young team can achieve, but warned the error count has to drop in their must-win Bledisloe Cup clash against the All Blacks.
The tank traps on the beaches of Kinmen Island are a stark reminder that Taiwan lives under the constant threat of a Chinese invasion -- and fears of a conflict breaking out are now at their highest in decades.
Democrat Joe Biden's presidential campaign excoriated Facebook for being"wholly unprepared to handle this election" after thousands of its ads wereallegedly wrongly banned as part of the platform's pre-election restrictionson political ads.
An Australian academic held in Iran for more than two years has been returned to Tehran's notorious Evin prison, friends said Friday, prompting fresh concern about her wellbeing.
A petition demanding an inquiry into Rupert Murdoch's dominance of Australian news media has garnered a record 420,000 signatures, overtaking a previous appeal focused on climate change.
Britain's elite private members' clubs have long been places where politicians, businessmen and other high-fliers have hobnobbed.
Former FIFA number two Jerome Valcke and Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi will discover Friday if their roles in the "Fifagate" scandal, regarding alleged corruption in the allocation of World Cup TV rights, are damning enough to land them a stretch behind bars.