Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called alcoholism a "national disaster" -- the challenges to staying sober in Russia.
Facebook gets harsh lesson in global politics over page calling for Palestinian uprising against Israel's military occupation of the West Bank.
In Ecuador's Pompeya market, bushmeat hunters sell animals caught in the rainforest, and that has ecologists worried.
The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan is taking a psychological toll, but it could also help bring the country together.
The crisis in Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has European lawmakers rethinking their nuclear power future.
A recent murder is causing an uproar in Israel, as the government approves 400 new Jewish homes in the West Bank.
The earthquake in Japan could cost the economy more than $100 billion dollars.
The world has pledged to help, and Japan is one of the world's best-prepared countries for an earthquake, but recovery will take time.
Pakistan may not be at the top of world headlines, but the battle against the Taliban rages on.
The deteriorating situation in Libya may force the Obama administration to fundamentally rethinking how it conducts foreign policy.