How the world lives, works and plays.
Tourists are pouring back to Mexican beaches after a security image facelift
Mexico is receiving record foreign visitors. It must be safe again, right?
Eating three large onions will not cure Ebola (and dispelling other myths)
Some West Africans believe Ebola strikes for spiritual reasons, rather than a medical ones. Here are the most popular false cures.
Do Zara's Holocaust PJs mean what we think they mean?
Pope Francis splits hairs on whether the US should bomb Islamic State
Francis endorses 'stopping' but not 'bombing' the militant group, invoking 'just war theory.' What is a reasonable moral limit on military violence in the face of terror?
On Location Video: The Yazidis who survived the assault on Sinjar
The Islamic State killed hundreds and kidnapped thousands when it overran the city in northern Iraq. This is the story of those who got away.
Is it cool to visit North Korea as a tourist?
Kim Jong Un’s brutal regime increasingly appeals to foreigners’ sense of fun. If you take the bait, are you abetting rights abuses?
Australia’s cuddly koalas are rapidly dying out
But a new technique — involving nose prints — may help conservationists save them.
Muslim majority must stand up against Islamic extremists
Arab intellectuals and moderate Muslims need to condemn Muslims who kill other Muslims.
China is increasingly arresting celebrities for drug use
The latest is actor Jackie Chan’s son, allegedly busted with more than 3.5 ounces of pot.
Gaza gravediggers unwittingly dig their own graves
The Israeli military has targeted both major burial grounds in Gaza a collective six times over the last week.
Why people in China are protesting the ALS #IceBucketChallenge
It's got a little something to do with the worst drought they've had in half a century.
China executes 8 for 'terror' attacks
Three were executed for 'masterminding' a suicide car crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 2013.
Everyone from Tibetan monks to Iran's Supreme Leader is watching Ferguson. Here's how they're reacting
The killing of Michael Brown matters to folks around the globe.
Edinburgh’s feminist revolution
A steep rise in the number of women comedians at this year’s Fringe Festival reflects changing social mores.
How polio is crippling Pakistan
The country is the worst-affected in the world, and doctors say now is the time to fight it.
Pope Francis calls the Foley family, whose faith breaks through ISIS-inflicted horror
Journalist James Foley's execution stunned the world, but his family continues to find strength in their Roman Catholic devotion.
Cameroon finds a way to celebrate World Mosquito Day
Malaria kills 2,000 people per year in this country of 23 million people. Virtually all of these deaths could be prevented by mosquito control and early treatment.
Why these young Nigerians aren't waiting for their government to help them
Nigeria is now Africa's largest economy but government corruption and incompetence make life 'impossible' for millions. Young people like Mr. Jobs are working to create possibilities.
Feast your eyes on the 29-course special at Latin America’s best restaurant (PHOTOS)
These pictures showcase some of the dozens of plates served in a colorful tasting menu at Lima’s Astrid y Gaston.
World Humanitarian Day: Remembering brave people and invisible victims
When almost a billion people go to bed hungry every night, being a humanitarian is not a choice, says Unni Krishnan, head of disaster preparedness and response for Plan International.
Why the Koreas matter to the pope
The Vatican sends a message to an embattled East Asian outpost.
Ebola patients in Liberia escape after an attack on their clinic
Youths waving clubs attacked an Ebola quarantine center in Monrovia, forcing 17 infected patients to flee.
60 Seconds on Earth: This man makes incredible art by squirting paint from his eyes (VIDEO)
Prepare yourself to watch him in action.
11 uplifting news stories you probably missed while following Gaza, Iraq, Ebola and Ferguson
When there's so much bad news, it's easy to miss the good.
23 images that show just how hard it is to treat Ebola
Health workers struggle to contain an outbreak.
Two of America's food giants commit to fighting climate change
Kellogg's and General Mills have made some industry-leading promises to reduce harmful greenhouse emissions. It's a start.
Doctors to Congress: Ebola will likely rage for a year or more
Experts believe the epidemic centered in West Africa is likely to kill many more people. Should the US have taken action sooner?
This dude in Australia plays amazing techno with just PVC pipes and flip-flops
Cancel your tickets for Blue Man Group and just go see this guy.
How Youngstown, Ohio became a poster child for post-industrial America (VIDEO)
Youth unemployment and 'underemployment' are major symptoms in a place that has lost the core of its economy.
This housewife may be Latin America's first legally prescribed marijuana patient
Chile’s health authorities are giving Cecilia Heyder special permission to use cannabis-derived drug Sativex to treat her cancer and lupus.
American nuns congregate as standoff with Vatican officials continues
Two years after the nuns were accused of "radical feminism" and assigned a male minder, will either side finally blink?