How the world lives, works and plays.
What month is it? Oktoberfest.
Germany's world-famous festival kicked off Saturday with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer.
The economy, stupid, behind Scotland's 'No' vote
Scotland voted to stay in the UK, but not out of love.
A Finnish military supply shop just made an epic attempt to get Arnold Schwarzenegger into their store
Finland shares an 830-mile border with Russia. Between these guys and Arnold, things seem pretty safe.
At UN General Assembly, global health projects are big business (VIDEO)
Public-private partnerships are emerging as the preferred way to approach aid and development challenges.
Merck continues campaign against river blindness in the DRC (VIDEO)
For 27 years, the pharmaceutical company has donated drugs to treat river blindness in one of the most successful public-private partnerships in global health. In return, Merck gains good publicity and a tax break.
ExxonMobil fights malaria in Cameroon against backdrop of climate change
The fossil fuel giant is part of a public-private partnership with a complicated balance sheet.
The word on Scotland’s future is just hours away
And now there’s nothing to do but wait.
Want to fight Ebola? Don't do it like Sierra Leone
Excessive quarantine isn’t the answer, health workers say.
Message to Vietnamese Facebook users: Don’t post incriminating stuff. The cops will bust you
Crimes unwittingly exposed have included bear poaching, revenge porn and even murder.
Scotland’s other big vote: Letting women into one of pro golf’s oldest boys’ clubs
The storied Royal & Ancient Golf Club voted Thursday to accept women into their ranks. But the decision's about money, not equality.
To ride Philippine outsourcing wave, a contest of brains and beauty for young jobseekers
Business is good for call centers hiring young talent, but most millennials are finding they're not qualified for the available jobs.
Mexicans tweet 'WeAreAllApes' after a politician's racist rant against Ronaldinho
A Mexican politician called the Brazilian soccer superstar an 'ape.' He must know '#TodosSomosSimios' by now.
Oddly enough, Moscow is becoming ‘European’
Even with that whole ‘new Cold War’ thing, the former Soviet capital is undergoing a European-style facelift.
This map shows where same-sex couples can marry across Latin America
While the US Supreme Court considers state bans on same-sex marriage, check out all the places south of the border that are way ahead on the issue.
5 interesting things we learned from the man in charge of Uruguay’s weed
Interview: Drug czar Julio Calzada tries to set the record straight on the little South American country's bold but mysterious marijuana experiment.
In Tanzania, Coke improves medical distributions
A successful Coca-Cola partnership in Tanzania to better distribute medicine across the country shows that not all public-private partnerships have to be self-serving.
Across Africa, Coke is empowering women — to sell Coke products
Is a $100 million partnership between Coke and the International Finance Corporation empowering women - or just helping to sell Coke?
Reacting to IS atrocities, Indonesia claims to be a model of Islamic tolerance
Yet religious minorities in the country complain that violence and abuse is getting worse.
Coca-Cola's river cleanup work in Tanzania shows mixed motives
Coca-Cola is partnering with governments, NGOs, and other companies to improve access to water, occupying a gray area where genuine charity meets corporate profit.
South African partnership hopes to prove text messages can save the lives of mothers and children
MAMA, a public-private partnership led by Johnson & Johnson and USAID, aims to inform pregnant women and new mothers via text messages. Despite its good intentions, the program is still proving itself.
Argentina's abortion battle pushes women into legal labyrinth (VIDEO)
With approximately 500,000 underground abortions each year, Argentina's government and the Catholic Church have created a moral paradox of immense proportions.
In South Korea, real business gets done in brothels and karaoke joints
Now, the country’s tax office is cracking down on this sleazy billion-dollar corporate write-off.
Two Ebola vaccines for health care workers expected as soon as November
A WHO expert group said on Friday that if proven safe, two Ebola vaccines could be made available to health care workers as early as November this year.
Watch these happy, singing Georgian girls and forget that whole Russian occupation thing
Take a break from geopolitical tensions and listen to this.
Saudi recognition of Shia minority’s grievances requires adjustment in government
Commentary: Gradual reform vis-à-vis women can provide roadmap for greater integration of Shia into Saudi society.
US government to its people: Stay away from these countries
In total, the State Department has travel warnings in place for 41 nations.
The faith of James Foley and Steven Sotloff
The religiosity of both journalists is inspiring many who mourn them.
UK promises Scots more powers if they say no to independence
A Sunday Times poll showed for the first time that supporters of independence had taken a lead.
Worshippers grow weary in battle over Egypt’s mosques
A fractured, more politicized Islam is leaving Egypt's young Muslims disillusioned.
How Ethiopia solved its abortion problem
A generation ago, botched abortions were the single biggest contributor to Ethiopia’s sky-high maternal mortality rate. Then, the country liberalized its abortion law.
The collective trauma of James Foley and Steven Sotloff’s deaths
Responding to the murder of journalists by terrorists.