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7 times celebrities made embarrassing political statements on social media
Lindsay Lohan's Instagram tribute to the late Saudi king was pretty weird, but celebrities have done worse.
Myanmar’s most dazzling and dangerous festival (PHOTOS)
A mix of gas and pyrotechnics to celebrate the end of the monsoon season.
Is this the beginning of the end for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?
It is far from over yet. But there is, at last, hope that the end of the outbreak may be within sight.
#JeSuis … Volnovakha?
This is Ukraine’s (highly debatable) answer to #JeSuisCharlie.
Thailand considered sourcing your fish dinner with prison labor
The astoundingly bad idea highlights the terrible state of affairs in Thailand's fishing industry.
The richest 1 percent will own more than half the world by 2016
It's the wealth gap that just keeps getting bigger.
US penetrated N. Korea computer systems in 2010
Hidden US software provided an 'early warning radar' that Pyongyang was behind the Sony hack, according to the New York Times.
Inside Cairo's coffee houses, where Egyptian men go to meet their 'second wives'
Every man has his 'ahwa,' a place where he goes to catch up on neighborhood gossip, smoke shisha and talk with friends — and a place where women are not welcome.
Manhunts, death threats as Europe on high terror alert
The suspected mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remains at large. Meanwhile, fresh protests broke out in Pakistan where thousands gathered to chant angry slogans and burn French flags.
Why Saudi Arabia is so afraid of Raif Badawi
The kingdom is waging a war on dissent.
These countries are for freedom of speech in France but not at home
It's a bit of the 'pot calling the kettle black,' wouldn't you say?
Pope Manila Mass drew record crowd of 6-7 million: Vatican
In his homily, the pope urged Filipinos to shun 'social structures which perpetuate poverty, ignorance and corruption.'
France defends freedom of speech after violent protests
Meanwhile, jittery European nations stepped up security in the wake of last week's attacks in France that claimed 17 lives.
Niger protesters burn churches in second day of Charlie riots
The clashes come a day after five people were killed in Niger in protests over French newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
Oil money is making pro soccer look a little different
Five of the 20 richest clubs in Europe are sponsored by a Gulf company.
Pain and gain: Inside the world of Australia’s female body builders
Badass women building figures out of solid muscle now rule this formerly male-dominated sport.
South Korea has a free speech problem
Sure it’s a democracy and close US ally, as long as you don’t say anything nice about its arch-enemy.
France's determined response to terror has given Hollande a boost
The French are celebrating ‘fraternité’ like it's 1945, but unity will be hard to maintain.
Want to go to Cuba from the US? Here are 6 tips to decipher the new rules
The US government’s new regulations to travel to Cuba are confusing as they change the rules but not the law.
Pope Francis stresses religious inclusion in trip to Sri Lanka and Philippines
Francis is restoring the image of the pope as a moral statesman on the world stage.
Watch as Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson finish their insane free climb up El Capitan
No one has ever done this before.
What will supporters think of Charlie Hebdo once they actually read it?
A paper with a relatively small circulation and funding problems just a week ago, Charlie Hebdo now finds itself with broad support. Will it last?
Here’s a meth cook who’s helping boost Mexico’s drug traffic to the US
Meet Bernardo. The US deported him to Mexico. Now he's making big money cooking crystal meth to help serve a vast American market of addicts.
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.