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At least a million march in Paris, thousands join rallies around world (LIVE BLOG)
'Today Paris is the center of the world,' President Francois Hollande said Sunday.
Paris shooting suspects killed, along with hostage-taker and captives in Paris 'anti-Semitic' attack (LIVE BLOG)
Hundreds of thousands are expected to rally in the streets of Paris this weekend in a show of national unity.
After a solemn night of mourning, a panicked morning manhunt in France
Friday began with reports of gunfire exchanged between police and suspects in a town northeast of Paris, another stolen car, and at least one hostage taken.
Europe's bracing for a backlash after the Paris attack. Will it come?
The French are standing firm in response to the Charlie Hebdo shooting, but concern is mounting among Europe's Muslim communities.
Uruguay’s year in weed: 3 big successes, 3 burning questions
Wasn't Uruguay supposed to become a marijuana mecca of the south? Here's why that hasn't happened, just yet.
More AirAsia wreckage found but weather frustrates divers
Indonesian officials say five pieces of wreckage have now been pinpointed on the sea floor off Borneo.
Italy's second 'ghost ship' rescue prompts EU pledge on migrants
A cargo ship abandoned by its crew with 359 Syrian refugees on board was towed ashore in Italy on Saturday.
Four large parts of crashed AirAsia jet found on sea floor
Authorities said the flight had violated the terms of its license for the Surabaya to Singapore route by flying on a Sunday, the day it plunged into the sea.
South Korean plane finds six bodies of AirAsia crash victims
A South Korean maritime patrol aircraft on a search mission for victims of a crashed AirAsia jet found six bodies Friday, Seoul's defense ministry said.
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Watch live as cities around the world ring in 2015
It's already Jan. 1 in Tokyo. Follow along as Earth spins into the new year.
Who, or what, is behind the mysterious HIV outbreak in this Cambodian village?
Tiny Rhoka, population 2,700, suddenly has an infection rate more than 20 times the national average. Why?
In Berlin, the party isn’t over — it's just no longer free
The German capital’s legendary club scene has gone for-profit.
Venezuelans study Hugo Chavez from a young age (PHOTOS)
Coloring books and historical reenactments help keep the late president's legend alive for a new generation.
Search halted for missing AirAsia plane as night falls
The Airbus A320-200 disappeared en route from Surabaya in Indonesia's east Java to Singapore.
Passengers plead to be saved from burning ferry off Greek island
One passenger told media 'our shoes were melting' from the heat of the fire.
Egyptian women rise to the top in karate
In a country where women’s rights are under constant attack, karate is a rare bright spot.
Flight from Indonesia to Singapore loses contact: media
An AirAsia flight from Surabaya lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, Indonesian media said.
N. Korea calls Obama 'monkey,' blames US for blackout
The isolated dictatorship threatened the US with 'inescapable deadly blows.'
This map shows you which countries get the most tourists
France leads with 83 million foreign visitors annually.
This map shows you all the places where the pill is free
These nations have government subsidies that make buying the pill free.
Germany’s hipster scene meets precision engineering
A tattooed engine guru is bringing California hot rod style to Porsches.
Thousands of Yazidi girls and women are still held by the Islamic State
With professional forces slow to come to their aid, young women held by IS rely on smugglers and death-defying luck to break free.
Moderate Malaysia has so many fatwas there’s a website to keep track of them
Yoga? Death Metal? Petting puppies? They’re all forbidden by Malaysia’s Islamic clerics.
North Korea threatens 'ultra-harsh action' on US soil over hacking allegation
The North vowed to surpass the 'proportional response declared by Obama.'
The churches burned after Egypt’s coup last year are still in ruins (PHOTOS)
The army promised it would help rebuild the churches destroyed and damaged by angry mobs, but parishioners are still waiting.
North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with US
North's foreign ministry said there would be 'grave consequences' if Washington refused to agree to the joint probe.
How American nuns prevailed over the Vatican
After a bitter, six-year investigation of American nuns, the Vatican has offered the olive branch.
Americans, here's what you've been missing in Cuba all this time (PHOTOS)
A new era in US-Cuba relations could see a travel ban lifted. Here are some of the sights US citizens could be visiting soon.
Malaysian court says transgender people aren’t bad Muslims, they're just mentally ill
Ruling says 'cross-dressers' have a disorder and can’t help violating Sharia law.
Nigeria's 'first female mechanic' helps young women start new lives
Nigeria’s Lady Mechanic Initiative, founded by Sandra Aguebor-Ekperouh, provides training and employment for young women. Since 2004, Sandra has trained around 700 female mechanics.