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Leading pollster finds Palestinian public opinion on violence 'frightening'
'Their support for violence is not motivated by Islamic ideology. They are motivated by their despair.'
The Cecil effect: US just added lions to its endangered list to protect them from trophy hunters
The Fish and Wildlife Service is making it more difficult for American hunters to bring African lion trophies back home.
Lifeguards from Spain's party beaches are the quiet heroes of Lesbos
'I couldn’t understand why the children were dying so close to the beach and no one was saving them.'
A quick and easy guide to the Paris climate deal
Should you believe the hype? Yes and no.
Here are some of the weirdest things that happened in the US in 2015
This is surely not an exhaustive list.
The US Justice Department just nabbed one of the most hated men in sports
The former head of Peru’s soccer federation has a disapproval rating that's almost off the scale.
According to the draft climate deal, we've still got options
Like this one: We could phase out fossil fuels sooner and have less global warming, or wait longer to do that and heat things up a little more.
'Humanitarian superpower' Sweden struggles to house refugees as harsh Nordic winter looms
Sweden has taken in a greater proportion of asylum seekers than any other European country, and it's starting to get overwhelmed.
Volunteering on Lesbos is both 'really bad' and 'really good'
Greeks have been taking care of refugees arriving on their shores for years. Now it takes foreign volunteers to help them manage the flow of people.
The draft text of the climate treaty is ludicrously complicated
And yet, every word in its 54 pages matters.
We finally know what happened to that crashed AirAsia flight
It turns out, a lot of things went wrong over a long period of time.
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
US-ZIMBABWE-WILDLIFE-LION:Zimbabwean charged over killing of Cecil the lion
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.