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France defends freedom of speech after violent protests
Meanwhile, jittery European nations stepped up security in the wake of last week's attacks in France that claimed 17 lives.
Niger protesters burn churches in second day of Charlie riots
The clashes come a day after five people were killed in Niger in protests over French newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
Here's how Boko Haram could sway the result of Nigeria's general election
It is unclear whether more than one million people displaced by the militant group's insurgency will be able to vote.
South Korea has a free speech problem
Sure it’s a democracy and close US ally, as long as you don’t say anything nice about its arch-enemy.
France's determined response to terror has given Hollande a boost
The French are celebrating ‘fraternité’ like it's 1945, but unity will be hard to maintain.
Why summer jobs are critical to reducing youth unemployment
Job prospects have "plummeted" for America's youth since the turn of the millennium. A new study says summer jobs could help turn the tide.
Turkish PM equates Israel's Netanyahu to Paris attackers
Both are guilty of "crimes against humanity," he said.
After Sony attack, hackers obliterate a Kim Jong Un video game
The US-based developer of 'Glorious Leader!' is considering abandoning the project.
Are you an educated foreigner? Come reform Ukraine!
The Ukrainian government is taking all the help it can get to battle corruption and enact reforms.
What will supporters think of Charlie Hebdo once they actually read it?
A paper with a relatively small circulation and funding problems just a week ago, Charlie Hebdo now finds itself with broad support. Will it last?
#FreedomOfSpeech: What that means in the US, Britain and France
Does France need a First Amendment? After the attack on a French satirical paper that relentlessly flexes its freedom of expression, here's a look at rights in Europe.
The app that saved 1,000 Nigerian children
How an innovative activist pushed the Nigerian government to keep its promise to help poisoned kids.
Apparent Islamic State sympathizers hacked CENTCOM's social media for about an hour
A Pentagon official claims the hacks did not pose a security threat and that none of the information posted by the hackers was 'classified.'
After Charlie Hebdo attack, reflecting on the war on journalism
The attacks in France highlight the need for everyone — including governments — to defend journalists' right to report.
Brazil's cabinet now has a climate change denier and a 'chainsaw queen'
The new science and agriculture ministers are also known for backing controversial forest legislation that environmentalists say favors Big Agro over indigenous communities.
Paris shooting suspects killed, along with hostage-taker and captives in Paris 'anti-Semitic' attack (LIVE BLOG)
Hundreds of thousands are expected to rally in the streets of Paris this weekend in a show of national unity.
Sri Lanka votes longtime president out of office
Marred by a decade of nepotism and corruption, President Mahinda Rajapaksa is out. Opposition candidate Mithripala Sirisena is in.
It's 2015. Time for some new US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
America's major wars are technically over, but there are still plenty of boots on the ground. Here's a look at the missions guiding US engagement this year.
Boko Haram seizes 40 boys, men in northern Nigeria
Scores of Boko Haram militants stormed the Malari village around 8:00 pm and whisked away the males, aged between 10 and 23, into the nearby Sambisa forest.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's 5 mountainous challenges for 2015
Mexico's leader, who meets Obama this week, enters his third year in office with his lowest approval rating yet.
US slaps new sanctions on North Korea in response to Sony hack
The United States has blamed North Korea for a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures.
Pakistani boat laden with explosives blows up off Indian coast, India says
Indian intelligence said the crew was planning 'an illicit transaction' when the vessel was intercepted on New Year's Eve.
Artist Tania Bruguera speaks out after Cuba arrest
'The government did the work for me.'
Al-Jazeera journalists face more jail time, eye deportation
Journalists' family members say they have been advised that a retrial could start within 45 days.
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The 100-year story behind Boko Haram and Nigeria's conflict
In 1914, the then-British colony was transformed in a way that forged bitter rivalries between the Christian South and Muslim North.
Lessons from Goya: Reflections on 'order' and 'disorder' in 2014
Analysis: The last 12 months have presented a descending darkness amid streaks of piercing light that feels straight out of one of Francisco Goya’s canvases.
In Berlin, the party isn’t over — it's just no longer free
The German capital’s legendary club scene has gone for-profit.
Venezuelans study Hugo Chavez from a young age (PHOTOS)
Coloring books and historical reenactments help keep the late president's legend alive for a new generation.
5 reasons why 2015 may be an unhappy new year for Europe
From the Russian bear to Islamist lone wolves, Europeans will have to be wary in the year ahead.
In Northern Ireland, breaking the silence on World War I
One hundred years later, a dialogue is unfolding about how the Great War defined the course of Irish history and its desire for independence.