How the world lives, works and plays.
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.
9 things you never thought a pope would say about climate change
“We are not faced with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather one complex crisis which is both social and environmental.”
'Scantily dressed' J-Lo offends Moroccan prime minister
But the station that aired her performance won't be sanctioned.
Londoners are dealing with the city's heat wave in the most British way ever
And it looks like the sweltering heat will be stretching into next week.
China's Alibaba joins list of retailers to ban products with Confederate flag imagery
Company called the merchandise ethnically and racially offensive.
Blatter expected to attend World Cup draw in Russia on July 25
Blatter resigned from FIFA after US and Swiss authorities widened their investigations into bribery and corruption at world soccer's governing body.
Over just 3 days, a massive heat wave killed nearly 700 people in Pakistan
Temperatures in Karachi have reached 111 degrees Fahrenheit.
After today, you won't get to swoon over new pictures of Prince Harry in fatigues anymore
After 10 years of service and two tours in Afghanistan, the prince is leaving the army.
Pope Francis is lighting up his Twitter feed with climate change truth bombs
His environmental encyclical 'Laudato Si' is 184 pages long. Thankfully, he's cutting it down for those of us on the internet.