Portuguese centre-right TV star billed to win presidential poll
Clinton's support slides ahead of first Democratic debate
In familiar ritual, Obama consoles families from Oregon mass shooting
Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards general killed in Syria: IRGC
One dead, three wounded in latest US university shooting
Tunisia activists win Nobel Peace Prize in boost to fledgling democracy
China says U.S. human rights report biased
Iran's supreme leader bans negotiations with the United States
In these four countries, the TPP’s rules on generic drugs could kill people
The secretive mega-trade deal would bar some of the poorest citizens in Peru, Mexico, Malaysia and Vietnam from accessing life-saving medicines.
Why China doesn’t mind being left out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The largest regional trade agreement in history is no big deal to China.
Scientists warn El Niño coral damage could be worst ever
The world faces mass global 'coral bleaching' next year driven by the warming effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon, scientists say.
Israel and Palestine
The violence in Jerusalem is spreading. Here's why it could be really hard to stop
Conflict over Jerusalem's holy site is older than the state of Israel itself.
Trawlers from China and Russia are threatening to destroy West African fishing communities
Local fisherman are no match for the European and Asian trawlers pulling enormous hauls of seafood from the same Atlantic fishing grounds.
Tunisians awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
The North African country that launched the Arab Spring continues to be an example for the whole world.
El Niño could help California’s drought — but it will make India’s much worse
For India's hard-up farmers, the problem of too little water has been going on for two years.
From Aleppo to Argentina: The lives of Syrian refugees in Buenos Aires, in pictures
'I changed a lot here. I really felt the need to be responsible. I felt that if I did not study, I would lose years and time and I wouldn’t move forward.'
Fidgeting while you work might be good for you
Go ahead, do that super annoying thing your colleagues hate.
US abandons Syria rebel training effort; will focus on weapons supply
A Friday announcement marked the effective end to a short-lived $580 million program to train and equip units of fighters at sites outside of Syria.
NASA Mars rover finds clear evidence for ancient, long-lived lakes
'If one discovers evidence of lakes, that's a very positive sign for life.'
India's Hindus won't eat cows, but they might just drink their pee
Cow urine and dung are big business in India, where some practitioners of traditional medicine claim it can cure cancer.
Israel responds to rising violence by tearing down more Palestinian homes
Rights groups say the practice is illegal and doesn't work. Even a military committee agrees it's ineffective.
Here's how Vladimir Putin spent his 63rd birthday
He won at ice hockey, made a new best friend, and sent a whole new round of Russian bombs into Syria.
US says Russia launched cruise missile strikes in Syria without giving advance notice
"We've seen increasingly unprofessional behavior from Russian forces," US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday.
Corruption charges dampen launch of new UN global goals
The Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 already have received mixed reviews.
Disguised as stone-throwers, Israeli special forces open fire on Palestinians
In a matter of seconds, the men wearing scarves over their faces and throwing stones along with a group of Palestinians pulled out their pistols, opened fire and blew their cover.
A call and an apology for the bombing of a hospital is apparently not enough these days
The Doctors Without Borders president was unimpressed with a phone call from the US president.
Before-and-after video shows what US airstrikes did to the MSF-run hospital in Afghanistan
Over the last four years, tens of thousands received free care at the hospital operated by Doctors Without Borders. Then US forces bombed it, killing 22 people.
Why Australia has fallen bizarrely in love with a Chinese dating show
"The Bachelor" it ain't.
Mexicans are determined to have the last laugh on Donald Trump
This is how abusive priests are able to relocate abroad
The Vatican's laws are clear, but often ignored.
Russian warships fire cruise missiles as Moscow backs Syrian army offensive
Russia's navy has joined the assault its air force started.
Doctors Without Borders calls for international inquiry into US bombing of Afghan hospital
Even war has rules, the aid organization said.
Major US companies are holding $2.1 trillion overseas to avoid taxes
The 500 largest American companies would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in US tax if they repatriated the funds, according to a new study.
8 million new toilets later, India isn't much cleaner
The government set itself an ambitious target to give every Indian access to a toilet by 2019. Is it all just money down the U-bend?
Nightmare week for US in Afghanistan forces policy review
A deadly strike on a hospital capped a disastrous week for US forces. But for war-weary Afghans, the Taliban's brief capture of Kunduz only exposed their lack of credible options.
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership, there is always a 'but'
Pretty much everything about the world's biggest trade deal is good. And bad.
The refugee girl who changed Merkel's mind: Where is she now?
Germany has opened its arms to refugees escaping violence in the Middle East, but just a few months ago things were very different.
Chernobyl has evolved from a nuclear disaster zone into a nature reserve
"When humans are removed, nature flourishes — even in the wake of the world's worst nuclear accident."
The Syrian conflict was destroying Palmyra well before the Islamic State showed up
The Islamic State has reportedly blown up the Arch of Triumph. The group is finishing what four years of conflict started.
Turns out people get angry when you say white Americans are terrorists, too
There's a common post-9/11 assumption about terrorism in the United States — that it’s mainly the work of Muslims and foreigners. It’s not.
The war in eastern Ukraine may finally be ending
But not so fast — now come the negotiations.
Trans-Pacific trade deal faces test in US Congress
US lawmakers cautiously welcomed a massive free trade deal sealed by 12 Pacific rim countries Monday, but the accord faces intense scrutiny in Congress which will vote on its ratification in 2016.
The US plans to arm more people and drop more bombs on Syria
A plan is in motion to take the Islamic State's de facto capital.
A daily hustle to survive: This is the life of a Syrian refugee
The often unbearable existence of a Syrian refugee drives some to unthinkable acts.
Uruguay (finally) names companies to grow public marijuana
In theory, the country is now one step closer to selling government-sanctioned cannabis in pharmacies across the nation.
Assad says Russian air campaign vital to save Middle East
US-MIDEAST-CRISIS-SYRIA-RUSSIA:Assad says Russian air campaign vital to save Middle East