There are now more refugees around the world than any other time in the last 50 years
The world is breaking the wrong kinds of records.
Obama heads to Congress for last-minute trade push
Today there will be a make-or-break vote on legislation that would grant the president authority to finalize a sweeping trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim nations.
If you thought Australia's border policy couldn't be more unsympathetic, you were wrong
It is apparently now paying people smugglers to turn their boats around.
Quake strands 137 climbers on Malaysian peak
No deaths or major damage had been reported as of late Friday afternoon.
10 transgender icons around the world who should be as famous as Caitlyn Jenner
All over the planet and in all sorts of fields, transgender women and men have earned their places in the limelight.
Myanmar escorting boatload of 700 migrants to Rakhine state
Soon after the boat was found on Friday Myanmar authorities said the passengers were "Bengalis" and threatened to send them across the border.
Wary children return to schools after Nepal earthquake
US-QUAKE-NEPAL-EDUCATION:Wary children return to schools after Nepal earthquake
Australian state lists koala as 'vulnerable'
Australia's Queensland state says urban expansion, car accidents and dog attacks are threatening the koala.
New Malaysia Airlines CEO announces major company overhaul
The company will undergo massive layoffs and likely get a new name.
Gay marriage around the world
Ireland has voted to legalize same-sex marriage, joining 18 countries which have made, or are in the process of making the change.
Fossil fuels get a lot more global subsidies than public health does. Here's how much, in 4 charts
The IMF says this new data is 'shocking,' so we thought we'd check it out.
Aid for Nepal is falling way short amid concerns for corruption
The United Nations and others have raised only a small fraction of the money needed to help the people of Nepal.
Senate advances fast-track trade bill sought by Obama
US-USA-TRADE:Senate advances fast-track trade bill sought by Obama
Here is what Tony Abbott has to say to some of the most persecuted people on Earth
Compassion is apparently not the Australian prime minister's defining characteristic.
Beaten and starving, some Rohingya are paying to flee boats
The refugees are returning to their squalid camps in Myanmar.
Earth needs a flag. How about this one?
You know, for when we colonize Mars and fight wars against aliens.
Nepal's historic homes at risk as post-quake demolition begins
The government has pledged to restore the damaged monuments, but hundreds of private houses will likely face the wrecking ball.
Southeast Asia is following Australia's lead turning back migrant boats
Thousands of lives are at risk.
OK, so there was a ground raid. But who's winning the war?
The raid that captured a key Islamic State leader in Syria is being touted as a serious blow to the militant organization. The truth is we don't really know.
Take a guided tour of Everest’s devastated base camp (VIDEO)
GoPro footage from the day after Nepal’s earthquake reveals just some of the carnage.
Scientologists are in Nepal trying to 'heal' trauma victims
The Church of Scientology's global disaster squad has arrived in Nepal.
Thailand’s death camps may be the most horrifying places in Southeast Asia
When the world's most persecuted people flee, it only gets worse.
The US Congress has pretty much crushed the largest trade deal in history
It's a win for transparency. But not everyone's a winner.
Dozens dead as new quake hits shattered Nepal
A new earthquake and powerful aftershocks have killed dozens of people and brought fresh terror to an already traumatised Nepal on Tuesday.
Watch this wild boar on an insane Mother's Day mall rampage in Hong Kong
She got a lot done in four hours.
Things might be about to get a whole lot worse in Nepal
The monsoon season is coming. And that means landslides.
Campaigners warn of rise in human trafficking after Nepal quake
Women and children are the most vulnerable.
These are some of the incredible rescues made after Nepal's devastating earthquake
Some survivors were found because NASA radar technology detected their heart beats.
Malaysians really don't care what the country's morality police have to say about rock concerts
The agency has taken a lot of ridicule for its 'suggestions' about how Malaysians should behave at concerts.
Death toll from Nepal's devastating quake passes 7,000: official
The death toll in Nepal from last weekend's devastating earthquake has risen to 7,040, an official from the National Emergency Operations Centre said on Sunday.
Some aid reaches remote villages in Nepal. But not enough
Even those who have gotten food now worry that hungry thieves will attack them.