How the world lives, works and plays.
Is the Nile running out of fish? Meet the fishermen who say there's no future on the river
Families have been living and fishing on the Nile for thousands of years, but many now say it's getting harder and harder to make a living.
As US marijuana legalization spreads, Mexican 'mota' takes a dive
Less Mexican marijuana could be reducing homicides, and some spy a future of a legal cross-border trade.
Akon says he's going to perform a concert in Kurdistan
Is Erbil ready to 'smack that?'
This hero of the poor was shot giving Mass. Now he's on the path to sainthood
It is hard to imagine a more dramatic tale of martyrdom.
Three adults and an embryo are OK in the UK
If the bill becomes law, the UK will become the world’s first country to legalize the creation of embryos using DNA from three different people.
Pro-democracy protesters back in Hong Kong, no violence
The large-scale rally Sunday was the first since demonstrations rocked the global financial hub late last year.
Mexico loves the Super Bowl
And Americans love avocados.
Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is free
The campaign continues for the release of the other two Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt.
The 10 safest cities in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit
Are you living in one?
After Mexican hospital explosion, babies suffering life-threatening burns could be airlifted to Texas
Thursday's gas truck explosion at a Mexico City maternity hospital killed three people, including two babies.
Is the NFL moving to London?
American football mulls a franchise abroad.
In Ebola response, Big Pharma and public sector strive to make up for lost time
A new US law could expedite vaccine development through public-private partnerships.
It looks like Americans might be stuck eating Hershey's from now on
Or there's about to be a booming black-market trade in Cadbury eggs.
Ebola’s public health message: Sanitation is critical to containing the disease
Commentary: Running water and flushing toilets would make a huge difference in blocking the spread of infectious diseases.
In Peru, surfing the world's longest wave
Windswept and remote, with just a trickle of tourists, Chicama is surfing's holy grail.
Why King Abdullah was buried in an unmarked grave
Your questions answered.
Pope Francis, Dostoyevsky and the tears of a child
Analysis: Francis' improvisational style empowers him to speak beautifully about humanity's moral problems. It can also backfire.
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.