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Britain hoped to initial a 'Brexit' deal, but an old controversy — the border in

The Irish border question took center stage in Britain’s negotiations to leave the European Union on Monday, causing a major setback for Prime Minister Theresa May, who had hoped

Iran's growing drug problem: 'No walk of society is immune'

Doctors estimate that more than 10% of Iran's 80 million people are addicted to heroin or other drugs, another consequence of economic stagnation and unemployment in the Islamic

Deposed Yemen strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh is killed

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s deposed strongman who ruled the country for more than three decades, was killed Monday as fighting raged between his followers and their former rebel

HRW: DRC recruited M23 to crush anti-Kabila protests

Rights group says DR Congo drafted ex-M23 fighters last year to crush protests against President Joseph Kabila.

U.S. airstrikes rise sharply in Afghanistan — and so do civilian deaths

Residents of a farming area in eastern Afghanistan say 10 villagers were killed when a U.S. airstrike hit their truck in August. The U.S. military has pushed back strongly against

How a chance meeting with Einstein led to the accidental start of a unique

Marilyn Stafford, 92, is a discreet and self-effacing woman now being drawn out of obscurity because of her extraordinary — and largely unseen — portfolio that highlights social

In Syria, militias armed by the Pentagon fight those armed by the CIA

Syrian militias armed by different parts of the U.S. war machine have begun to fight each other on the plains between the besieged city of Aleppo and the Turkish border,

Gender equality? It doesn't exist anywhere in the world

It's been more than 100 years since the world began observing International Women's Day , and yet no country has achieved full gender equality.

As parts of Zambia beat back malaria, the nation sets a lofty goal: zero

Zambia has launched an ambitious plan to eliminate malaria by 2021. But how realistic is that goal?

Solving the climate crisis, one hospital at a time

Dr. Renzo Guinto, a physician in the Philippines working to raise awareness about the connections between climate change and human health, believes hospitals can take the lead to

Peru's brutal season of floods leaves 94 dead, 700,000 homeless

Up to 90 are dead and 120,000 homeless in floods that have swept through Peru after a sudden El Nino warming of Pacific waters off the coast triggered torrential downpours and

Libyan slave auctions caught on camera

FOOTAGE released by CNNshows men being sold at an auction in Libya.

Seven striking statistics on the status of gay rights and homophobia across the

The majority of countries now allow sexual activity between consenting adults of the same gender, and the legal recognition of same-sex marriage is slowly spreading, according to a

In South Korea’s hypercompetitive job market, it helps to be attractive

Few think the practice will change anytime soon, but the National Assembly is considering a bill that would outlaw it.

'Freedom requires strict order': China preps for second World Internet

China on Wednesday will kick off its World Internet Conference, a three-day gathering in the eastern city of Wuzhen. With Chinese leaders stressing all things Internet as a major

On World Hunger Day, a look at why so many people don't get enough food

May 28 is World Hunger Day. Here are 5 compelling facts about lacking food.

Worried that their election is being stolen, Hondurans take to the streets in

Thousands of opposition backers waving banners and shouting anti-government ballads marched through the streets of the Honduran capital Sunday in a boisterous but peaceful

About 80 bodies found in India's Ganges River in apparent 'burial'

Authorities in northern India said Wednesday that some 80 bodies that surfaced in the Ganges River this week – many of them children – had been given traditional water burials and

Here's what's driving North Korea's nuclear program — and it might be more than

In North Korea, missiles and nuclear bombs are more than a means of national defense – they’re an object of near-religious devotion.

Child brides sold for cows: The price of being a girl in South Sudan

Agnes Keji was a teen when she made the mistake of falling in love with a man named Ladu, who had no cows.

The kill list: Islamic State leaders taken off the battlefield

Since taking office, President Obama has sent U.S. troops into action on land or in the skies of seven countries on two continents. Here are some of the targeted killings under his

Meet the pangolin, the most poached mammal in the world

The future of pangolins will be a hot topic of discussion at the largest gathering of world conservationists beginning Sept. 1 in Hawaii.

'Poetry is a witness' to suffering wrought by Syria's civil war

The Syrian civil war has inspired poetry articulating the suffering in the embattled land. Jeffrey Fleishman reports.

Election delay sends 'bad signal' for Mali stability

Analysts say decision to postpone regional elections raises serious concerns about the West African country's stability.

A 40% price cut hasn't helped Uber in Africa’s biggest economy

Uber launched its ride-sharing app in Nigeria in 2014, and Lagos certainly seemed like a good place to start. But drivers there are so frustrated by how little money they were

6.0 earthquake strikes off Ecuador

It's not immediately clear if there were any injuries or damage.

'Kidney for sale': Iran has a legal market for the organs, but the system

Messages saying, "Kidney for Sale, Urgent," are scrawled on walls outside hospitals in Tehran. Iran once had a thriving black market in kidney sales, but officials say illicit

Vietnam, the biggest hub for illegal rhino horn trafficking, has done little to

Vietnam, the largest destination for illegally poached African rhino horn, has not prosecuted a single rhino horn trader

Why Islamic State wants to destroy the treasures of the ancient world

The full extent of the damage Islamic State has wrought on ancient sites and artifacts in Mosul is still unknown.

Celebrity 'charity': A gift for a vicious system

Celebrity philanthropists and their help keep the neoliberal order in place and the powerful in power.

Pope Francis defends public silence over plight of Rohingya refugees

Pope Francis defended his public silence in Myanmar over the plight of Rohingya refugees, saying a public denunciation would have “slammed the door in the face” of his hosts and

Yemen's deposed strongman says he is open to talk with Saudi coalition

Yemen’s deposed strongman, Ali Abdullah Saleh, called Saturday for a popular revolt against his former rebel allies and said he was open to dialogue with the coalition of Persian

Human rights groups denounce Honduras curfew as presidential vote count drags on

The streets of Honduran capital were quiet a day after the government declared a curfew amid escalating violence over the slow counting of election returns. Human rights groups

U.S. foreign aid: A waste of money or a boost to world stability? Here are the

It has long been a divisive issue: how much money the United States gives to foreign nations in aid. We look at what's true and false in the claims about foreign aid.

Latvia, with a large minority of Russians, worries about Putin's goals

Russia's actions in Ukraine are stirring fear among Latvians that Vladimir Putin will turn his attention next to their former Soviet state.

The Philippines has 1.8 million abandoned children. Here's what keeps many from

The Philippines is home to 1.8 million abandoned or neglected children -- and the system meant to protect them often keeps them in the streets

Nearly 200 nations join together to fight climate change in historic Paris

Representatives from nearly 200 countries made common cause in the fight against climate change Saturday, adopting an agreement they hope will avert some of the worst effects of

From torture to terrorism: How DEA case led to extraordinary rendition

Legal foundation of extraordinary rendition was set after the torture death of DEA agent Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena in Mexico in 1985.

Final death toll hits 512 in Somalia truck bombing in October

The final toll is a dramatic increase from previous estimates of more than 350 killed. Somalia's government blames the Al Qaeda-linked Shabab group.

Palestinians warn U.S.: Don't recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

The Palestinians are warning the United States against recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.