A year at war with the Islamic State
Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year
France confirms wing part found on Reunion is from MH370
Juncker proposes relocating extra 120,000 refugees: European source
Guatemala's president quits, faces charges in graft scandal
White House clinches support for Iran nuclear deal
Battling rebels, IS moves closer to central Damascus
Thailand arrests second 'important' suspect in Bangkok blast probe
Satellite images confirm major temple destroyed in Syria's Palmyra: U.N
Nearly all seabirds will have ingested plastic by 2050
How social media transformed the image of a drowned Syrian child into an iconic symbol
The world's paying attention now.
'My children slipped through my hands': Father of drowned Syrian boy
Abdullah Kurdi now wants to return to the Syrian city he and his family fled to bury his loved ones.
China shows off its long-rumored 'carrier killer' cruise missile
No other nation possesses this kind of heavy weapon, due to a treaty signed by the US and Russia in 1987.
Desperate refugees mob a train in Budapest but don't get far
Hundreds stormed Budapest's main station early Thursday after police re-opened it following a two-day standoff — only to find that train services to western Europe were suspended.
Refugees in Germany meet some of the kindest volunteers, and angriest arsonists
Germany says this year it's receiving the largest migrant influx in the country’s postwar history. The reactions couldn't be more extreme.
Uzbekistan apparently just banned political science studies
It's too Western and lacks scientific rigor, according to one of the most repressive regimes in the world.
Celebrate WWII's end by eating the ice-cream head of a Japanese war criminal
You can't say the Chinese ice cream makers aren't innovative.
The world lost enough trees last year to fill North Dakota
New satellite data reveals a rapid loss of tropical forests in Cambodia, parts of west Africa and Madagascar, and the Gran Chaco region of South America.
Beijing’s WWII parade is so much fun they’ve banned balloons, birds, and reality TV
Oh, and you're not allowed to watch it from your window.
Troubling image of drowned boy captivates, horrifies
An image of a drowned toddler on the beach at one of Turkey's prime tourist resorts swept across social media on Wednesday after at least 12 presumed Syrian refugees died.
White House clinches support for Iran nuclear deal
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday earned sufficient congressional backing to ensure the Iran nuclear deal does not get blocked, when a veteran Democrat became the crucial 34th senator to back the controversial accord.
Congress is warming to the nuclear agreement — but what about Iran's politicians?
Analysis: The ultimate winner in Iran's domestic battles between reformists and hardliners will help determine if Iran actually implements the nuclear accord.
Why some Indians are fighting for the right to starve to death
India's Jain minority argues that ritual suicide is the 'art of dying,' not a crime.
The migration crisis threatens the 'soul' of Europe. Here are 6 figures that explain why
Europe is struggling to cope with the influx of so many people in such a short period of time.
It's time for Europe to end shameful treatment of refugees with a continent-wide effort
Commentary: Frequents deaths are a tragic indictment of the failure of leadership to deal with the migrant crises.
These rescued South American circus lions are heading back to Africa
The airlift of 33 big cats is thought to be the largest ever of its kind.
More Japanese kids will likely kill themselves on Sept. 1 than on any other day in 2015
Some children would rather die than go back to school after the summer vacation.
Gasp! Hillary Clinton likes skim milk, tea, and (maybe) gefilte fish
And other revelations from the 4,400 emails published this week.
As Obama talks of climate change in Alaska, oil giant Shell readies drills in the Arctic
Obama's environmental advocacy is at odds with his approval of Shell's drilling plan in the Arctic. That same dissonance applies to Shell's interest in sustainability.
Violence flares in Ukraine’s capital just as it’s easing up in the east
This time Kyiv had the fierce clashes — the bloodiest violence in the capital since last year’s street revolution.
China's craze for fancy chairs is killing the world's forests
Conservationists at home, opportunists abroad.
Israel and Palestine
Trying to rebuild your house in Gaza is a Kafkaesque nightmare
Even when donor aid is available, rebuilding homes destroyed in Operation Protective Edge is often impossible.
It's official. Earth just had its hottest month ever recorded
How long before July 2015 loses the title?
Is this what it's like when Western photographers take sad portraits in developing countries?
'But you must be very poor.'
Ukraine is still at war, and its bloodiest battle isn't over
The year-long war in the east continues to grip the country despite two ceasefires and other diplomatic efforts to end the violence that's killed nearly 7,000 people.
Is climate change the culprit in Tropical Storm Erika?
Erika finally lost steam Saturday, but Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says his country is still 'living the effects of climate change.' Experts aren't so sure.
Lebanon’s young protesters want to end the old way of doing things
'We have inherited the mess that the older generation created.'
Thai police say bomb suspect part of people smuggling gang
Thai police said the suspect was part of a crime group who helped migrants obtain counterfeit documents — and the bomb attack was retaliation for a recent crackdown on his trade.
Putin pumps iron to show Russians his healthy, wholesome side
The publicity stunt recalls previous shots of the Russian president shirtless riding a horse, flying a supersonic jet and hunting a tiger.
Cats rescued from China's meat trade become 'ambassadors' in the US
Eating cats is controversial. So is killing them just because they don't have homes.
The secret to saving India's plummeting camel population: Legalize their slaughter
A population of more than a million has dropped by more than 80 percent thanks in part to well-meaning laws.
This image of a Syrian refugee and his daughter went viral. Then the donations came pouring in
The picture of a single father selling pens by the side of the road prompted a wave of donations on social media.
How Syrians stay hopeful in the face of civil war
Commentary: There is more to Syria’s current story than shocking stats and Islamic State horrors.
Are you smart enough to pass India's civil servant exam? (No.)
The odds of scoring high enough to become a diplomat are almost literally one in a million.
Hungary’s border fence is not working too well
Now lawmakers are talking about sending in the army.
Turkey’s war in the east has killed 60 soldiers in a month. Their families blame the government
Government officials speak of the fallen soldiers as 'martyrs' who died defending their country. Mourning relatives say 'Let them send their own children!'
This is one place you do not want to celebrate your birthday
You would get fined big time.
Inside ‘the Bloodhound’: Why Mexico’s fact-checking experiment should scare politicians everywhere
Mexicans have an increasing number of claims to fact-check.