Fighting ‘shaped human hand’

US researchers say that fighting may have contributed to the evolution of the human hand into a strong, buttressed structure when made into a fist.

VIDEO: New hope for Burma’s Karen State

Jonathan Head reports on the change in Burma’s Kayin, or Karen State, which is offering hope for new jobs and development.

US acts over Benghazi failings

The US diplomatic security chief quits and other officials are suspended after a damning report into September’s killing of the US envoy to Libya.

VIDEO: ‘Doomsday’ rumours hit French village

A French village is preparing for an influx of mystical groups who are convinced they will escape the end of the world in 2012.

S Korea faces ‘grave’ North test

South Korea’s President-elect Park Geun-hye highlights a “grave” security challenge from the North, a day after her election win.