How the world lives, works and plays.
This UN climate change conference could be different
Already world leaders are saying things they haven't said before. Next, they'll have to do things.
Global warming: What happens if we do nothing?
If mankind fails to curtail climate change, we will have to deal with fallout ranging from massive refugee crises and submerged cities to scorching heatwaves and drought.
The Paris climate talks and the future of planet Earth
Are world leaders ready to get serious about climate change?
Why India’s Uber rival had to replace its cabs with boats
'Your boat will arrive in six minutes.'
Scotland shows a warm welcome to the UK's first Syrian refugees
'These people are fleeing their homes in the search for protection and security, and we are their refuge. We cannot let the actions of the few destroy the safety of the many.'
Should India get its cows off the streets?
India agonizes over how to deal with stray dogs, but there's another problem animal on its streets: holy cows.
India's biggest festival is really bad for its health
Diwali may be beautiful, but it's choking India's city dwellers.
Malaysia has become Asia’s vaping wonderland
In Islamic Malaysia, where booze and premarital canoodling is taboo, the primary vice is food — and homegrown vape juice flavors reflect that.
China's one-child policy is now a two-child policy
Fearing the economic and social repercussions of a decades-old policy, Communist leaders decide to make a change.
Trawlers from China and Russia are threatening to destroy West African fishing communities
Local fisherman are no match for the European and Asian trawlers pulling enormous hauls of seafood from the same Atlantic fishing grounds.
Scientists warn El Niño coral damage could be worst ever
The world faces mass global 'coral bleaching' next year driven by the warming effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon, scientists say.
Brazil is becoming a bargain destination
For those fortunate enough to earn US dollars or euros, Brazil has transformed from rip-off to reasonable in just two years.
Bones of new human species, Homo naledi, have been found in a South African cave
"There are potentially hundreds if not thousands of remains of Homo naledi still down there."
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.
Check out this hidden gem in Nicaragua that tourists always miss
Visitors to León are usually just passing through on their way to go volcano boarding. That's a mistake.
The UN has set itself some ambitious new goals
No. 1? End poverty in all forms everywhere.
Kenya's new Westgate mall opened with more security guards than shoppers
Westgate shopping mall was the site of one of Kenya's worst terrorist attacks two years ago. But analysts don't think that will keep customers from coming back.
If a UK union gets its way, Uber will offer benefits to its British drivers
The company has 15,000 drivers in London and expects that number will jump to 42,000 next year.
Zimbabwean charged over killing of Cecil the lion
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Boston activist group credited for defeating Olympics pitch
The group tapped into a strong undercurrent of opposition, with Bostonians worried the event was too big for such a small city.
US hunter reportedly paid $50K to lure and kill beloved Zimbabwean lion Cecil
Walter Palmer from Minnesota shot the lion with a bow and arrow. A local charity estimates it took 40 hours for Cecil to die.
Foreign hunter may face criminal charges for killing much-loved Zimbabwe lion
The hunter allegedly used a bow and arrow.
Key official questions whether FIFA will allow an 'independent' investigation
The handpicked task force chairman, Domenico Scala, said he wouldn't conduct the investigation unless he had complete independence.
Uber's latest legal challenge? Toronto taxi drivers who want $307 million
And, they want to stop Uber from operating in their city.
New footage of MH17 crash site 'sickens' viewers a year on
The timing of the video's release is just uncanny.
New Irish law recognizes existence of transgender people
The Gender Recognition Bill makes Ireland only the third European nation to allow transgender people over 18 to change their legal gender without intervention.
Pope Francis now has more Twitter followers than Miley Cyrus
Watch out Katy Perry.
Prince William gets a new job with an air ambulance company
The Duke of Cambridge says flying helicopters helps him stay grounded.
China restricts passports for Tibetans: rights groups
Only two passports were issued in Tibet's Changdu prefecture in 2012 even though 650,000 people live there.
FIFA bans scandal-tainted Chuck Blazer for life
Blazer admitted to US investigators that he took more than $11 million in bribes from 2005 to 2010.
Uber goes aquatic to bypass Istanbul's horrible traffic
'If we can get you a car in five minutes, we can get you anything in five minutes,' says one company executive.