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Watch what happens when some dude on an airplane jokes about having Ebola
This acclaimed Russian author believes he's found the embodiment of the Russian spirit — in Ukraine
Nationalist writer and activist Zakhar Prilepin shows how many of his countrymen view the conflict next door.
The international community must not consent to 'new Burmese apartheid'
Opinion: Muslims are suffering at the hands of Myanmar's government, which is now planning an awful new program.
The influential Iraqi cleric rallying Muslims against the Islamic State
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has emerged as an important voice of moderation at a critical time.
Meet South Korea’s red-busting Buddhist monk
A right wing renaissance galvanizes 'gas-tank grandpas' and 'anti-communists' against liberals as far off as Yale University.
How a weird law gives one group American nationality but not citizenship
Members of the small American Samoan community are in a legal fight for new recognition.
Why Bosnia has the world's highest youth unemployment rate
Twenty years after the war's end, ethnic divisions and a corrupt bureaucracy stifle the country's growth and drive youth to leave.
Synod in Rome: Pope Francis and the antinomians
Frank talk is making this year's synod far less boring than in years past and revealing some truth about the Catholic Church.
Russians are fetishizing Vladimir Putin
The Russian president is becoming a cult icon like never before.
To move forward, Jerusalem must steer its own fate
Analysis: Unless citizens of all faiths find a way to work together, weak leadership and old hatreds will keep the city from a potentially bright future.
Aid workers ask: Where was WHO in first days of Ebola outbreak?
Insiders say the WHO is amongst the most politicized of UN agencies, with governments holding sway over its regional operations.
On 'Eid Kippur' in Jerusalem, no news was good news
The rare convergence of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur and Muslim holiday Eid el-Adha was refreshingly quiet.
Ebola could reach France and UK by the end of the month
"It's really a lottery," said Derek Gatherer of Britain's Lancaster University, an expert in viruses who has been tracking the epidemic.
This South African musical about police brutality has audiences cheering
Two years ago, South African police shot dead 34 striking mineworkers at the British-owned Marikana platinum mine. Now, there's 'Marikana: The musical.'
Will Hong Kong's protesters clear the streets?
The deadline is fast approaching.
Why Hong Kong police are 'celebrating' the attacks on protesters
Hatred runs both ways on the streets of Mong Kok, following an attack last night on protesters in the commercial district.
No one wants to host the Olympics anymore
Nations are dropping out of the running for the 2022 Olympics all over the place. Can't blame 'em.
With no cure in sight, living with Ebola becomes a community effort
Mobilizing for education, sanitation, local engagement can help halt spread of disease.
R&B star Akon performed inside a plastic bubble during a concert in DR Congo, but probably not because of Ebola
Africa + singer in bubble = Ebola. Obviously.
Remembering why Sinead O'Connor tore up the pope's picture on national TV
Her tactics made her a target and a pariah. Today we know she was right.
This mind-blowing light show proves Bucharest is the capital city of awesome
All it took was 104 projectors, 5 design teams, and the largest parliament building in the world.
Female artisans defy tradition to create Hindu goddesses
One of India's most joyful festivals, Durga Puja, is now in full swing.
CDC officials confirm first case of Ebola virus in the US
Add that to at least 6,574 confirmed cases in West Africa from the world's largest-ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic disease.
Lessons from FDR can help regain public trust during Ebola crisis
How Roosevelt led US out of Depression is a model for countries confronting Ebola.
Sending Bishop Cupich to Chicago, Pope Francis brings new agenda to town
The Chicago archdiocese — with 2 million Catholics and a billion-dollar budget — is an image of the American church writ large and a national media platform.
On Location Video: The Yazidi men and boys who survived an Islamic State execution
In village after village last month in Iraq, the Islamic State killed scores of Yazidi men. A few lived to tell about it.
Kurdish forces take on Islamic State in small, relentless battles for Iraq's villages
Even with US-led airstrikes, the situation on the ground could take months — if not years — to resolve. How did IS get so strong?
Captured by the Islamic State, these two teenagers went through hell. Then they ran
Sara and Leila both survived the mass capture of Yazidi women and children in Iraq last month. These are their stories.
South Africa's township youth see apartheid's legacy all around them
With a youth unemployment rate above 50 percent, the 21-year-old democracy is having trouble escaping its past.
Hong Kong police barricade streets, block in protesters
The move raised fears that the police were preparing an extensive crackdown before Hong Kong opens for business on Monday.
31 presumed dead after Japan volcano erupts
Hikers, including children, were admiring the autumn foliage at the peak of the volcano when it unexpectedly erupted.