Scotland's independence referendum takes place next week and the polls show a surprisingly narrow race. In the fishing town of Oban, business owners are divided over whether to gamble the present for a chance that an independent Scotland will be stronger and better.
Last week, a group of activists, civil rights workers and military leaders were killed by Islamic militants — Tawfik Bensaud, a teenage peace activist, was among them. While politically-motivated killings are all too common in post-revolution Libya, the events of Benghazi's "Black Friday" are a new low.
Over the weekend, in Long Beach, Calif., a tournament featuring some larger-than-life competitors took place — the 14th annual US Sumo Open. Surprisingly, it's the biggest amateur sumo competition outside of Japan. So could sumo's time be arriving in the US?
Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution seems to only get bigger as the days go by. At the center of the protests, demonstrators say they're not planning on leaving any time soon, even as their demands to Beijing remain unclear.
The Israel-Syria border had been quiet for decades, even though the two countries are technically still at war. But that changed three years ago, when civil war broke out in Syria. Al-Qaeda-linked militants fighting the Syrian regime have battled for the border region, and just won control over it. That is making Israelis quite nervous.
You've seen the new iPhone 6. You want one. You buy one. So what do you do with your old iPhone to make sure it doesn't end up in some e-waste toxic pile in West Africa? We've got a few recommendations from an e-waste expert.
As one of the first black women to ever appear on German television, Mo Asumang has faced her share of hate — mainly from the neo-Nazis of Germany. And she decided to confront the haters, including American KKK members, in a documentary exploring how the Nazi's appropriated the Aryan identity from Iran.
Quetzal Maucci is the daughter of two immigrant mothers from Peru and Argentina. Growing up in San Francisco, she felt like an outside because of that heritage. Now, she has collected stories and portraits of other children of immigrants in the US to help break the stigma of being an immigrant.
ISIS is funding its war by selling oil from the fields it controls in Iraq and Syria, to the tune of millions of dollars. Strangely enough, the enemies it is fighting are some of the main customers. That complicates the US goal of crippling the ISIS war machine.
The news is full of viruses these days, from Ebola and West Nile to electronic versions that let hackers steal identities and credit card information from major retail stores. But is the comparison between computer viruses and biological viruses even useful anymore?
Genetically modified crops are controversial in the United States, and they're no less contentious in other parts of the world. In places like India, companies like Monsanto say their GMO crops have boosted agriculture and can help solve nutrition problems, but critics say those claims are wrong.
The US is having some issues mobilizing a coalition in its new war on the militants of ISIS. US Secretary of State John Kerry has been traveling in the Middle East and says he has support from 10 Arab nations, but what that support actually means is uncertain.
The name “Rockefeller” is just about synonymous with wealth and power in America. It’s also pretty much synonymous with oil. The family’s vast fortune stems from the oil empire that patriarch John D. Rockefeller built a century ago.
A tournament in St. Louis has everyone in the chess world mesmerized. Norway's glamorous, 23-year-old World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen was the favorite. But a younger upstart has won a record-setting seven games ... and could unseat him.
A North Korean court has sentenced Matthew Todd Miller, a US citizen in his mid-20s, to six years in a North Korean labor camp for conspiring to commit “hostile acts” against the state. But many details about Miller's situation, including his reasons for visiting North Korea, remain a mystery.
Many people have tried to crack the mystery of who was Jack the Ripper, but with no success so far. Now a new book claims to have finally unveiled the killer's identity using DNA evidence and new techniques of tracing it — but, of course, questions remain.
The atmosphere around Scotland's independence vote was electric, and BBC radio host and Scottish native Rhod Sharp says he could feel it all the way from New England, where he watched the referendum and its historic aftermath unfold.