Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro enjoyed a commanding 14.4 percentage point lead over his main rival, the opposition leader Henrique Capriles.
Like many social media trends, the confession craze captivates teenagers and 20-somethings - but alarms teachers, law enforcement officers and counselors.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed the launch of the National Dialogue Conference in Yemen as "a historic opportunity for the Yemeni people".
Israel's 33rd government was inaugurated at the Knesset (parliament) Monday evening after its members were earlier introduced by the prime minister to lawmakers.
At least 37 people died and 17 were injured when a bus fell into a river in India's Maharashtra state on Tuesday morning.
French Foreign Affair Minister Laurent Fabius on Monday expressed the desire to deepen Sino-French relations over a telephone dialogue with China’s newly-elected Foreign Affair Minister Wang Yi.
US Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter began a five-day trip to Asia on Sunday, kicking off a series of high-ranking US officials' visits to countries in the region including China.
The Syrian army's logistics chief, General Mohammed Khalluf, has defected, activists said on Saturday in a video posted to YouTube on the Internet.
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano appealed to political leaders to work together to form a government, but pressure grew for a new poll after last month's deadlocked election.
Five villagers have confessed to gang raping a Swiss tourist in central India, police said on Sunday.
A leading European politician has called for greater cooperation between Beijing and Brussels.
Pakistan's National Assembly stands dissolved on completion of five-year constitutional term, an official announcement said Saturday night.