Full story - February 15, 2016
Is this the end of the pope's honeymoon period?
New Catholic bishops are still being taught they’re not obliged to report cases of child abuse by priests to the police. And abuse survivors serving on a papal commission weren't consulted about that decision.
Full story - February 12, 2016
A tourist poses while taking a picture of the euro sign landmark outside the former headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, on Jan. 19, 2016.
Here's why learning about negative interest rates might be worth your time.
Full story - February 11, 2016
Jamaica's latest public service announcement.
"Shout out to pregnant ladies!"
Full story - February 10, 2016
Howler monkeys
At least 40 seemingly healthy howler monkeys have died in recent months — and scientists are worried it may be a sign they're suffering from one of the new diseases racing across the Americas, like Zika or chikungunya.
Full story - February 10, 2016
An artist ties himself with a rope that spells out "Kidnap" during a protest over the disappearance of booksellers in Hong Kong, Jan. 10, 2016.
Their offenses include publishing exposés and reports on scandals that embarrass the Communist Party. Some of them amount to substantial accounts of abuse. Others are closer to National Inquirer-style tabloid fodder. At the time they disappeared, Lee and Gui, both Hong Kongers, were prepping a salacious book on the Chinese president’s love life.
Full story - February 09, 2016
Hindu devotees pray inside a temple in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, Oct. 8, 2010.
Traditionally denied entry to some of India's holiest shrines, women are fighting to have religious restrictions overturned.
Full story - February 08, 2016
Zulu maidens perform in the annual Reed Dance which celebrates their virginity at the Royal Zulu Palace near Nongoma, South Africa, September 8, 2007.
In order to receive the scholarship, they must be — and remain — virgins, and they're subject to regular testing to confirm their status.
Full story - February 08, 2016
Internally displaced Syrians carry their belongings as they arrive at a refugee camp near the Bab al-Salam crossing, across from Turkey's Kilis province, on the outskirts of the northern border town of Azaz, Syria, Feb. 6, 2016.
Civilians fleeing a Russian-backed government offensive in Aleppo are turning back from Syria’s border with Turkey as makeshift camps set up to deal with the influx have become overwhelmed.
Full story - February 05, 2016
A municipal worker fumigates the Petare slum in Caracas to help control the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, February 3, 2016.
All eyes are on Brazil, but there may be another crisis brewing next door.
Full story - February 05, 2016
An Indian resident dances down an alleyway in front of drummers during a wedding procession in Kathputli Colony in New Delhi on June 7, 2013.
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