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.
Full story - December 21, 2017
Goats
One thousand French goats have found a new home in Russia's Ural mountains as a local company bets on producing European-style cheeses no longer available for import.
Full story - December 21, 2017
People wait a line as long as three business fronts to vote in Catalonia's regional elections.
Catalans are voting Thursday to try and solve a crisis triggered by an independence drive in one of the most strategic regions of Spain, the eurozone's fourth-largest economy.
Full story - December 20, 2017
Cardinal Bernard Law, with a hand to his mouth, looks off.
Cardinal Bernard Law, the former archbishop of Boston who became a symbol of the Roman Catholic Church's worldwide sexual abuse scandals, died on Wednesday, the Vatican said. He was 86.
Full story - December 19, 2017
missile shot at Riyadh
The Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it had aimed the missile at the Saudi royal court at al-Yamama palace, where a meeting of Saudi leaders was underway.
Full story - December 19, 2017
The scene where an Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over interstate highway I-5 in DuPont, Washington, U.S., December 18, 2017.
Full story - December 19, 2017
Tesla's new electric semitruck is unveiled during a presentation in Hawthorne, California, U.S. on November 16, 2017.
UPS has placed the largest order of Tesla's new electric semitrucks to date, joining other transportation giants in testing the new technology.
Full story - December 19, 2017
Three bicyclists wearing face masks ride past Tiananmen Gate.
China said on Tuesday the first phase of its long-awaited nationwide carbon emission trading scheme will focus on the power sector, as the government outlined details of what is expected to be the world's largest such program.
Full story - December 18, 2017
Xenia Fedorova, chief executive of RT France, of the Russian state broadcaster RT, formerly known as "Russia Today,” poses during a visit to their news studio in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris, France, Dec. 18, 2017.
A spokesman for the French government said last week that the current administration was concerned by encroachment on freedom of expression but highlighted that RT was owned by a foreign power.
Full story - December 18, 2017
A bitcoin on a computer motherboard
The launch of futures by the world's biggest derivatives exchange operator, and by its rival Chicago-based exchange CBOE Global Markets a week earlier, had been hailed by many as the moment that bitcoin reached the investment mainstream.

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