How the world lives, works and plays.
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.
Hong Kong protesters dig in
Thousands massed outside Hong Kong's government headquarters Saturday night, keeping the pressure up and demanding more freedoms from Beijing.
Tragedy hits the Himalayas
An avalanche swept away two European climbers, while a veteran Japanese mountaineer plunged to his death.
Catalonia has got a case of the Scotland
On Saturday, the president called for a formal vote on independence, in defiance of Madrid.
Hong Kong police pepper sprayed protesters out of government compound
Tension mounts ahead of a planned sit-in by pro-democracy activists to protest against Beijing's tightening grip on the city.
War: So funny it hurts
American TV comedians are finding the lighter side of chaos, destruction and death.
Spanish prime minister drops restrictive abortion bill after dissent
Reactions to the quashing of the bill are as divisive as the attempt to reform the law.
In British town, influx of migrants creates conflict
Analysis: The arrival of Eastern Europeans in a traditionally Pakistani area strains neighborly relations.
The Islamic State is causing a culture war in Germany
Some Germans fear rap music is fueling jihad. Musicians say a wave of sensationalism is stoking latent Islamophobia.
How a Nigerian Billy Graham is helping cover up a South African tragedy
Celebrity 'prophet' TB Joshua suggests a terrible accident at his megachurch in Lagos was an act of terrorism. That's not what everyone else says.
The 'benchies' of Edinburgh have something to say
Democracy with a side of Sambuca in the Scottish capital’s working class neighborhoods.
Head rabbi slams publication of Western Wall prayer slips on Facebook
A Facebook page that claims to have published notes lifted from Judaism's holiest site has angered Jewish believers. But were the notes real?
How one Spanish priest went gangster in Central America
El Salvador officials recorded Padre Toño becoming way too chummy with the jailed 'mara' gang members he was meant to be rehabilitating.
All the people march for climate change
The 'People's Climate March' in New York has been endorsed by more than 1,400 organizations.
Back to school in Gaza
How to run a classroom in the wake of war.
What month is it? Oktoberfest.
Germany's world-famous festival kicked off Saturday with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer.
The economy, stupid, behind Scotland's 'No' vote
Scotland voted to stay in the UK, but not out of love.