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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
You might think the new rules, which will took effect as part of a historic shift in Cuba policy under Obama, are a little confusing. They could be deliberately so.
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.
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.