Mysterious human skulls found at Afghan presidential palace
EU to 'step up' taking refugees now in Turkey
Nightmare week for US in Afghanistan forces policy review
NATO doubts Russia on Turkish airspace, says ground troops in Syria
Trans-Pacific trade deal faces test in US Congress
Chinese herbal expert among Nobel medicine prize winners
US calls for rapid return to calm in Jerusalem
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.
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?
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership, there is always a 'but'
Pretty much everything about the world's biggest trade deal is good. And bad.
A nightmare week for US in Afghanistan forces policy review
This morning the US commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan testifies before a Senate committee. Watch live here.
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.
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."
Could the Vatican face racketeering charges for harboring abusive clergy?
To date, the Holy See has completely avoided prison and fines, despite the thousands of accused sex abusers in its ranks.
Instead of making the dangerous boat trip to Europe, these Syrians staged a sit-in
'The healthy people go on boats. It’s too dangerous for us.'
South America has become a safe haven for the Catholic Church’s alleged child molesters
The Vatican has no comment.
China has bigger economic worries than the Fed’s interest rates
The challenge of maintaining a stable currency and economic growth is already very complicated.
Why one child of migrants is defending Eastern Europe in the refugee crisis
An Estonian politician says the region is too poor to accept people in desperate need of homes, services and work.