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5 ways drones are making the world a better place (without killing anyone)
Drones are used for killing, but many are also making the world a better place.
Heroin use is so high in Myanmar that syringes now serve as currency
Shopkeepers dispense needles as small change. Addicts prefer them to dirty, worn bills.
The world's third largest democracy is now run by a populist neophyte
Despite the ovations, Jokowi's challenges are as massive as his public appeal.
If this generation continues to stumble, the economy will fall
Analysis: Millennials will not be the only ones suffering the consequences if we let youth unemployment rates soar unabated.
International collaboration emerges as key to youth unemployment crisis
Will it be enough to put hundreds of millions of young people to work?
China pivots to Europe
Beijing is snapping up investment bargains in struggling European economies. Is that threatening their future security?
Europe is getting dangerously close to euro crisis 2.0
Political uncertainty in Athens is triggering turmoil in the continent's nervy markets.
This celebrity scientist wants Germans to stop recycling. Here's why
Eco-warrior turned chemist Michael Braungart is trying to kickstart a new industrial revolution.
Rio’s poor are being priced out. Here’s where they’re going (VIDEO)
Thousands of Brazilians are sheltering in a squalid abandoned plastics factory in Alemao favela because they say their rent became too expensive.
Mr. Putin goes to Belgrade
The Russian leader's visit this week is highlighting Serbia's east-west dilemma.
India embraces soft power — or maybe it’s bakshish power
Project Mausam is Prime Minister Modi’s answer to China’s charm offensive.
Thailand’s junta bribes traffic cops to stop taking bribes
Amid rampant corruption, police can score $300 just for turning down payoffs.
Most US nurses say their hospitals aren't prepared for Ebola
Well that's disconcerting.
India evacuates 150,000 as cyclone Hudhud intensifies
Cyclone Hudhud threatens to devastate farmland and fishing villages when it hits the coast Sunday morning.
Watch what happens when some dude on an airplane jokes about having Ebola
Russia could put a deadly freeze on Ukraine this winter
Moscow appears to be slashing gas exports to countries that supply fuel to the war-torn country.
There's a new threat to endangered rhinos in South Africa
Like poaching, it could make some people very rich. Unlike poaching, it's legal.
These time-lapse GIFs of Earth are terrifying, courtesy of NASA
The Aral Sea is almost completely dried up. The Amazon rainforest is still going away at scary rates. And the Earth is getting seriously hot.
Britain’s Big Society is smaller than you may think
The UK’s Conservative leaders are overhauling the welfare system with austerity and promises of tax cuts. But as the economy is booming for the fortunate, the poor are getting poorer.
Threats to the post-war order are fueling a European malaise
New leaders at the EU and NATO are facing unprecedented challenges at home and abroad.
Gay in Aceh? Brace for 100 lashes in front of a jeering crowd
The Indonesian province is also now authorized to punish homosexuality with 100 months in jail or 1,000 grams of gold.
Massive Mongolian mine endangers nomads’ water and way of life
Due to a Western mining company's mistake, grazing land is disappearing. Wells are drying up. Plants that survived years of drought now are withering. Herds of camels are dying.
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.
This chart shows how incredibly cheap India's mission to Mars was
It cost India less to go to Mars than it cost to make the movie 'Gravity.'
Tragedy hits the Himalayas
An avalanche swept away two European climbers, while a veteran Japanese mountaineer plunged to his death.
Alibaba.com: Supermarket for torture devices?
Alibaba may be Wall Street’s wunderkind, but for dictators searching for thumb cuffs and shock devices, it's a great place to shop.
Water in your bottle might be older than Sun: study
Up to half of the water on Earth, including the water in your bottle, is likely older than the solar system itself, a new study said Thursday.
This new hyperrealistic graphics engine will change the world ... if it's real
Or it could just end up benefiting the US military industrial complex.
An astounding amount of Ebola's economic impact is completely avoidable
The deadly disease isn't hurting West African economies so much — but fear is.
Just how desperate is Ukraine's crisis?
Ukrainians know they must overhaul their government to have a chance of saving their crashing economy and fending off Russia. Whether their leaders can pull it off is another matter.
Q&A: How close is an international treaty to stop climate change?
Peru’s Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, who's chairing the United Nations climate mega-conference in Lima this month, sheds some light.