Flash floods in the nation of Georgia have killed at least a dozen people in the country's capital, Tiblisi. For locals, it was terrifying. And not just because zoo animals started roaming the streets.
Norwegians watching news out of Charleston, South Carolina are reminded of another mass shooting, in July 2011. An Oslo newspaper columnist recalls that her colleagues were unequivocol about calling Anders Behring Breivik a terrorist, and she thinks American media should not be shy about calling the Charleston church shooting an act of terrorism.
ISIS is known for its online recruiting tactics, even convincing some young people from the West to leave home join the organization. One such young person was "Alex," a 23-year-old from Washington who was recently profiled by Rukmini Callimachi in The New York Times.
Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera says authorities in Havana have made her an example of the dangers of dissent, and laments "the illusion ... was that we were going to be free to express what we think."
Rama Arora teaches sociology at a remote women's college in Rajasthan, India. She's the only female professor there, and her own degree came through with huge effort. Her students say their ambitions have grown through her example.
Getting enough Vitamin D is important to us living happy, health lives. And getting it can involve just spending time in the sun. But it doesn't happen the way you think — and too much of a good thing is not a good thing at all.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, countless theories were espoused. Among them, a missing college student names Sunil Tripathi was behind the bombing. Well, he wasn't. But that wasn't proven until after his name was dragged through the mud — first on social media and later by mainstream reporters.
South Korea is still not out of the woods in its fight against Middle East respiratory syndrome. Schools re-opened in South Korea today as the country tries to return to normal, nearly a month after MERS first hit South Korea.
Officials in the Mexican border city Ciudad Juárez are hoping that removing the 'No More Weapons!" sign, which is made of confiscated guns, will help attract tourists and serve as a sign of good faith toward the United States.
If you're an American used to hearing Auld Lang Syne only on New Year’s Eve, you might wonder why stores across Japan use the song to signal closing time. The reason is not as strange as you might think.