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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.
A Finnish military supply shop just made an epic attempt to get Arnold Schwarzenegger into their store
Finland shares an 830-mile border with Russia. Between these guys and Arnold, things seem pretty safe.
At UN General Assembly, global health projects are big business (VIDEO)
Public-private partnerships are emerging as the preferred way to approach aid and development challenges.
Merck continues campaign against river blindness in the DRC (VIDEO)
For 27 years, the pharmaceutical company has donated drugs to treat river blindness in one of the most successful public-private partnerships in global health. In return, Merck gains good publicity and a tax break.
ExxonMobil fights malaria in Cameroon against backdrop of climate change
The fossil fuel giant is part of a public-private partnership with a complicated balance sheet.
The word on Scotland’s future is just hours away
And now there’s nothing to do but wait.
Want to fight Ebola? Don't do it like Sierra Leone
Excessive quarantine isn’t the answer, health workers say.
Message to Vietnamese Facebook users: Don’t post incriminating stuff. The cops will bust you
Crimes unwittingly exposed have included bear poaching, revenge porn and even murder.
Scotland’s other big vote: Letting women into one of pro golf’s oldest boys’ clubs
The storied Royal & Ancient Golf Club voted Thursday to accept women into their ranks. But the decision's about money, not equality.
To ride Philippine outsourcing wave, a contest of brains and beauty for young jobseekers
Business is good for call centers hiring young talent, but most millennials are finding they're not qualified for the available jobs.
Mexicans tweet 'WeAreAllApes' after a politician's racist rant against Ronaldinho
A Mexican politician called the Brazilian soccer superstar an 'ape.' He must know '#TodosSomosSimios' by now.
Oddly enough, Moscow is becoming ‘European’
Even with that whole ‘new Cold War’ thing, the former Soviet capital is undergoing a European-style facelift.
This map shows where same-sex couples can marry across Latin America
While the US Supreme Court considers state bans on same-sex marriage, check out all the places south of the border that are way ahead on the issue.
5 interesting things we learned from the man in charge of Uruguay’s weed
Interview: Drug czar Julio Calzada tries to set the record straight on the little South American country's bold but mysterious marijuana experiment.
In Tanzania, Coke improves medical distributions
A successful Coca-Cola partnership in Tanzania to better distribute medicine across the country shows that not all public-private partnerships have to be self-serving.