Full story - January 02, 2018
Atomic skis are seen at the company's headquarters in Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria November 28, 2017.
Half a world away in the small Austrian town of Altenmarkt, the marketing and tech teams at ski manufacturer Atomic will be closely watching the medal count in Pyeongchang, the culmination of about 18 months of internal company planning.
Full story - January 01, 2018
A protester holds a national flag while standing in front of a fire burning at the entrance of a building housing the magistracy of the Supreme Court of Justice, during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, June 12,
Even by the volatile and violent standards of recent times in Venezuela, 2017 was an exceptional year, a “perfect storm” of political and economic crisis. Take a look back at 2017 with these remarkable photos.
Full story - December 28, 2017
Rohingya refugees Saddam Hussein, 23, and his wife Shofika Begum, 18, pose in their temporary shelter at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Saddam, whose family were shopkeepers in Myanmar, said they fled after military forces burnt their homes. He lost touch with Shofika for a couple of weeks during that chaotic period, but they were reunited in Kutupalong camp. Three months later, they are celebrating their wedding.
Full story - December 28, 2017
People participate in a "MeToo" protest march for survivors of sexual assault and their supporters in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on Nov. 12, 2017.
Some 41 percent of adults said they thought it was sexual harassment when someone told you “dirty jokes” but 44 percent said it was not. And 44 percent of adults said that nonconsensual hugging was sexual harassment, while 40 percent said it was not.
Full story - December 26, 2017
Robert Strong is seen next to a gift-wrapped box in this photo released by Robert Strong of Eagle Rock, California, on Dec. 25, 2017.
Robert Strong, 45, a psychologist for the Los Angeles County Public Health Department, said by telephone he left the poop-filled parcel addressed to Mnuchin and Trump in the driveway outside Mnuchin's home in the posh Bel Air community.
Full story - December 26, 2017
An internet user browses through the Vietnamese government's Facebook page in Hanoi.
Vietnam has unveiled a new, 10,000-strong military cyber warfare unit to counter "wrong" views on the Internet, media reported, amid a widening crackdown on critics of the one-party state.
Full story - December 22, 2017
A man looks toward the north through a pair of binoculars near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, Dec. 21, 2017.
That brings the total number of North Koreans who have defected by taking dangerous routes either directly across the border or by sea to 15 so far this year, including two other soldiers. That is three times the number last year, according to South Korean officials.
Full story - December 21, 2017
Retired engineer John Wider, 59, is greeted by a supporter of President Donald Trump as he holds up a sign reading "Welcome Refugees" at the international arrivals terminal at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, on June 29, 2017.
Aid workers and state officials involved in refugee resettlement said the agencies were informed by the State Department that offices expected to handle fewer than 100 refugees will no longer be authorized to resettle new arrivals, which means many of them will have to close.
Full story - December 21, 2017
Christmas lights decorations are lit at the Halliwell family home in Roseville Terrace in Fairfield, Connecticut, on Dec. 20, 2017.
Elaborate Christmas displays have turned some neighborhoods into tourist destinations, and not all the neighbors are pleased.
Full story - December 21, 2017
A used container of the drug Narcan, which is used against opioid overdoses, lies on the ground in a park in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Oct. 26, 2017.
The surge in overdose deaths has depressed recent gains in US life expectancy, which fell to an average age of 78.6, down 0.1 year from 2015 and marking the first two-year drop since 1962-1963.

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