Celebration and mourning for the anti-apartheid leader sprung up from Johannesburg to London to Washington
Protesters are calling on Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych to not jettison his nation's move towards integration with the European Union
TIME presents the best photography of the week
Anti-government protesters clashed with riot police in an attempt to unseat Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
Leaving at least 7 people dead
The exodus of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is a messy affair thanks to all the stuff brought in to fight a 12-year war
Some say actor and comedian Andy Kaufman is still alive, but his is far from the superstar death
The sun underwent a rare "hybrid" solar eclipse Sunday. How people watched was as interesting as what they watched.
Manual drilling for 30 dollars a day
A comet closes in for a Holiday rendezvous with Earth, while new stars are born in the Elephant Trunk Nebula, and the coldest place in the universe shows its face. In other words, just another month in space.
As international oil companies bid for rights to explore a vast oil field off the Brazilian coast at an auction in a swanky Rio de Janeiro hotel, protesters massed outside and clashed with police
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, TIME photographed 15 women who chose to have preventative double mastectomies, years before Angelina Jolie's New York Times Op-ed renewed the conversation about the genetic risk factors and surgical decisions.
The wildfires raging in New South Wales, Australia's most crowded state, have razed homes and led to at least one death.
In Karachi, Pakistan's coastal metropolis, countless residents deal with power cuts - and find creative ways to steal from and work around the country's deeply flawed electricity grid
For thousands of years in Peru-coca has been involved in daily life.
The only family remaining in the desolate village of Kfar Lata
To this day, the plant still leaks toxic, radioactive water and tens of thousands of "nuclear refugees" from nearby towns are still outcasts in their own land.
Many refugees from Aleppo and neighboring Idlib province have fled to the countryside. Some have taken shelter in an ancient Roman ruins near Kafer Rouma.
From an explosion on the sun to a successful docking of a commercial spacecraft with the International Space Station, to a frog sent accidentally flying by a NASA rocket launch, it was an exciting month in the space biz-unless you're the frog.
In a stunning new book, This is Mars, editor and designer Xavier Barral makes visual magic from images captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
A massive 7.7 temblor in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan has wiped out whole villages and claimed at least 325 lives, with the death toll expected to climb.
Famed French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue captures the spirit of early 20th-century athletics in a new anthology of black-and-white stills, out Oct. 31.
A group of masked gunmen opened fire at an upscale Nairobi mall Saturday, leading to a fierce firefight with police and injuring dozens.