Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets across the country, protesting the corruption and social inequities that make up life in this booming, emerging Latin American giant.
A protest over parkland turned violent as police cracked down on demonstrators, sparking widespread outcries against the ruling party
TIME presents the best photography of the week
As Iran heads to the polls to elect a successor to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, they find themselves torn between making a choice for themselves and a statement to the West.
In honor of the The 50th anniversary of the first woman in space, TIME takes a look at some of the most remarkable female astronauts to go into orbit.
Firefighters battle the most destructive fire in Colorado's history, intensified by dry conditions, record heat and high winds. More than 360 homes have been damaged or destroyed.
Heavy rains and swollen rivers this week caused some of the worst floods to hit Germany and the Czech Republic in years
TIME takes a fond look back at Williams' long, full life and career. (Note: Some of the photos in this gallery have never been published before.)
TIME's photo editors present the best political photos from the IRS scandal to Anthony Weiner's return.
A massive, deadly fire in a poultry factory in the northeastern province of Jilin has killed at least 119 people and injured dozens more
California officials ordered more than 1,000 homes to be evacuated Monday as firefighters battled to contain a blaze that has burned nearly 30,000 acres, according to KTLA.
A series of twisters touched down in Oklahoma killing at least 16.
A five-alarm blaze that engulfed a restaurant and hotel in southwest Houston on Friday has claimed the lives of four firefighters and injured five others, according to the mayor's office.
A blistering heatwave has hit stretches of India, with temperatures reaching 45 degrees celsius, or 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Ahead of the seasonal monsoon rains, millions are now looking for ways to cool off.
TIME's photo editors offer a selection of iconic, sunny, jubilant pictures from across the decades.
Violent winds destroyed homes, businesses and schools in Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday, leaving its residents reeling.
The former Manchester United and England soccer captain calls it a day at the age of 38. He's the only English player to have won championships in four countries, and helped raise the profile of the sport in America by playing for the LA Galaxy.
Nearly two years ago, Arab Spring-inspired protests kicked off in the Syrian town of Dara'a. The uprising met a brutal response, one that few observers could have anticipated would blow up into a far wider rebellion.
These images show just some of the globe-spanning good deeds done by the actress-turned-human rights activist
The groundbreaking television anchor announced Monday that she'd retire in 2014. After 52 years on the air, many of her fans can't remember the news without her.
Despite violent attacks that left dozens dead, Pakistanis turned out in large numbers to vote in the country's first democratic transfer of power.
An eight-story block housing factories and a shopping center on the outskirts of the Dhaka collapsed on April 24, killing more than 1,100 people
May 11th and 12th mark the annual celebration of World Migratory Birds Day, a world wide event to increase awareness around protecting these species and the environments the inhabit.
From Scottish soccer pro to knighted manager of the world's most valuable sports team, Alex Ferguson, who announced his retirement on May 7, enjoyed astounding success.
Authorities this week battled fast-moving flames devouring thousands of acres of brush and threatening hundreds of homes along the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County.
How do you know that you're in New York City? Yellow cabs, pushcarts, the electric pulse in the air might all tip you off - but catch sight of the Empire State building and you have, unmistakably, stepped into The Big Apple.