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.
Greek islanders are breaking the law to help thousands of desperate migrants
Some 20,000 refugees have arrived in Lesvos since January. But the island struggles to cope, lacking funds and manpower.
Greece is looking really lonely these days
Time to blink? Isolated but defiant, Greece faces showdown with creditors.
The Pope appears to have accepted the science of climate change
And it's potentially game-changing.
Animal-lovers demand answers over Tbilisi zoo killing spree (PHOTOS)
After freak floods in Georgia swept away hundreds of zoo animals, there are now revelations that police shot many of the escaped creatures dead.
Europe's far-right leaders just formed one united bloc in EU parliament
Marine Le Pen, Geert Wilders and far-right leaders from Italy, Austria and Belgium are all on board.
France and Italy clash as migrant stand-off opens EU rift
More than 250 are stuck at the common border, waiting to enter France so they can move on to other countries within Europe.
Lions and tigers and bears! Literally on the loose! Also so is Omar al-Bashir!
It's a dream headline, but definitely not all fun and games. At least 10 people died in Tbilisi, after floods overwhelmed a local zoo and set animals free from their cages.
10 dead as tigers and lions roam Tbilisi after floods
Lions, tigers, bears and other wild animals escaped from a zoo in the Georgian capital Tbilisi Sunday, adding to chaos caused by flooding that has killed at least 10 people.
Swedish prince weds former glamour model
Flag-waving Swedes and royals celebrated Saturday as reality show starlet Sofia Hellqvist became a real-life princess as she married Prince Carl Philip.
Moldova's prime minister quits over 'fake diploma' scandal
Moldovan Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici announced his resignation on Friday, just four months into the job, after being accused of faking his education credentials.
Over 90 percent of the world's population wants zero carbon emissions
Climate change skeptics aren’t just fighting the science. There's a powerful tide of public opinion against them.
FIFA suspends 2026 World Cup bidding
FIFA announced on Wednesday it had suspended the bidding process to host the 2026 World Cup amid the furor surrounding corruption probes at the organization.
More than 100,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean this year: UN
Mass drownings have claimed the lives of at least 1,800 so far in 2015.
Assassin who sparked WWI to get monument in Belgrade
Gavrilo Princip remains a controversial figure in the Balkans, where some see him as an agitator who unleashed horrific bloodshed on the world.
EU set to extend Russia sanctions until the end of 2015: diplomats
The sanctions, which target Russia's banks and oil industry, were imposed after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
Norway to divest its $890 billion sovereign wealth fund from coal
This is a major victory for environmentalists.
Why the United States needs Azerbaijan as the hub of the new Silk Road
Commentary: The country remains strategically important because it sits as a gateway between the East and the West.
Greece will avoid default ... at least until the end of June
By pushing off a payment due this week.
EU drug official says pot won't be legalized in Europe anytime soon
Portugal, Germany and the Czech Republic all allow at least some use of marijuana.
EU commissioner touts 'genuine progress' on Greece talks
Of course, there are still numerous issues that negotiators haven't been able to strike a deal on yet.
How to cancel a World Cup
In theory, it should be an easy thing to do.
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.
Justice may be knocking for FIFA's Sepp Blatter
Interpol is now in the game, issuing wanted person alerts for two former senior FIFA officials and four corporate executives. Is Blatter next?
Sepp Blatter resigns as FIFA president
After international corruption probe hits his organization.
FIFA admits it processed a $10 million payout to disgraced soccer official
The organization blames the payment on a former finance committee chief who died last year.
This could be the first cat species to disappear in 2,000 years
The world's most endangered cat numbers less than 500. But it might be finally making a comeback.
FIFA's Blatter comes out fighting despite scandal and divisions
US-SOCCER-FIFA:FIFA's Blatter comes out fighting despite scandal and divisions
Sepp Blatter wins fifth term as FIFA president despite corruption storm
The election followed the the arrest on Wednesday of seven FIFA officials, including two vice presidents, accused by US authorities of taking tens of millions of dollars in bribes.
Sweden wants to force new dads to take three months paid paternity leave
Meanwhile US parents use their annual leave and sick leave to care for their new babies.
FIFA acts all democratic and votes for new leader
FIFA President Sepp Blatter is expected to be reelected.