Here are the world's cat countries and the world's dog countries
Which is more popular — cats or dogs — in your country?
A 29-step guide to understanding Libya's descent into total chaos
What began as a promising Arab Spring protest movement is now a violent disaster, and the oil-rich nation is rapidly becoming a failed state.
Huge blaze at a fuel depot in Tripoli is 'out of control' as Libya slides to chaos
Libya's government has asked for international help to try to contain the disaster at the fuel depot on the airport road, close to other tanks holding gas and diesel.
Ebola terror spreads with new victims
An American doctor contracted the disease in Liberia and the first victim died from it in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.
More than 50 killed overnight in Libya
The US, the UN and Turkey have all pulled their diplomats out of the North African country.
US evacuates embassy in Libya amid heavy clashes
F-16 fighters and Osprey aircraft provided security during the five-hour drive to Tunisia and there were no incidents.
These maps show the deadliest climate-related disasters for every part of the world since 1970
The Ethiopian drought remains one of the world's worst climate disasters ever. Are more like it in our future?
Mali's president says wreckage of Air Algerie flight has been spotted in the north
The flight was carrying 110 passengers and six crew members.
A Virginia dad has claimed this African territory so his daughter can feel like a real princess
Jeremiah Heaton calls it the "Kingdom of North Sudan."
Pistorius trial closes: Here are the 5 most surreal moments of the case
There was the gesticulating with a prosthesis, the lady with balloons, the bucket ...
Congo’s 'sapeurs' are the most stylish dudes you’ve ever seen, and they pull it off with almost no money
Despite their country's poverty, these men from Congo-Brazzaville look smashing at all times.
Your guide to the West African Ebola outbreak
Where the virus comes from, what it does to its victims and why this outbreak is so bad.
This year, on its birthday, South Sudan would like to take stock of its estimated 9,000 child soldiers
The national army has recommitted to the cause of sparing children from fighting, but it's not totally up to them.
Boko Haram leaders are being attacked by snakes and bees
Captured fighters report the critters are reincarnations of the people they killed.
Drastic action is needed to halt the world's worst Ebola outbreak, WHO warns
'This is no longer a country specific outbreak but a sub-regional crisis that requires firm action by governments and partners,' Luis Sambo, WHO's regional director for Africa, said.
This New York group is using mobile tech to help Libya's fledgling democracy
A Q&A with Panthea Lee, co-founder and principal at Reboot, which helped register more than 1.5 million Libyans at home and abroad for elections this year.
Humans are not entirely cruel, violent and intolerant creatures. Here's the awesome video that proves it.
Torture. Cruelty. Religious strife. It's all in the human makeup. But, thank our stars, so's this.
US captures suspected ringleader of 2012 attack in Benghazi
The suspect was captured on Sunday and is now in US custody outside of Libya, Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement.
5 political crises that are threatening to wreck the global economy and life as we know it
5 pieces of World Cup hosting advice for Brazil
With love from South Africa.
This map shows which disease is most likely to kill you depending on where you live
Most of the world will die of heart disease.
Here's what World Cup teams would look like if immigrants weren't allowed to play
Europe is resounding with cries of 'immigrants, go home!' Here's what would happen to the World Cup if they did.
Kenya's case study in homegrown terrorism
Alarmed by the rise in attacks, the government is concentrating on immigrants from neighboring Somalia. But what if the threat comes from Kenyans, instead?
Central African Republic bans texting to restore 'security in the country'
Central African Republic has been gripped by ethnic and religious violence since northern Seleka rebels seized power in the mainly Christian nation in 2013.
A famous Ghanaian medicine man says he caused Cristiano Ronaldo's leg injury
Nana Kwaku Bonsam is doing everything in his power to keep the Portuguese superstar out of the World Cup.
Renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar survives assassination attempt
Libya has been plagued by political infighting since the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
'Bring Back Our Girls' campaign wants to challenge a ban on marches in Nigeria's capital
March organizers said their protests over the last 34 days had been peaceful and they could not understand the ban, as police had previously said they were within the law.
Medics say at least 20 people were killed and dozens wounded in Benghazi clashes
Libya is in protracted turmoil three years after the NATO-backed war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, with Islamist, anti-Islamist, regional and political factions locked in conflict.
Nigeria: Going to work knowing that your government can't protect you
Boko Haram's series of bombings further south have shattered what small sense of security these city-dwellers once felt.
Peter Mutharika is sworn in as Malawi's new president after disputed election
The 74-year-old law professor takes the leadership of Malawi facing treason charges for attempting to conceal his brother's death in office two years ago.
These 6 countries are among the worst in the world for workers
In Cambodia, workers demanding better pay have been killed or imprisoned.