The American financial system has been shaken to its core, and the troubles on Wall Street reverberate around the globe.
Downturns are everywhere, except perhaps in the art market -- the work of controversial artist Damien Hirst is up for auction for millions at Sothebys.
The Bush Administration steps up hunt for extremists -- including Osama bin Laden -- inside Pakistan's tribal areas.
Google invests in a start-up company that's looking to offer Internet services in the developing world via satellite.
Cold War style is undergoing something of a renaissance in Europe -- there's current nostalgia for that old Communist aesthetic.
Syria in talks with France, Qatar and Turkey to advance peace with its neighbors Israel and Lebanon.
Helene Cooper talks about her memoir that tells the story of her family in Liberia -- and by extension chronicles Liberia's history.
Kerala, India enjoyed good public health despite deep poverty; but now residents are growing richer, and overall health appears to be declining.
World music superstar Angelique Kidjo was asked, "what's on your iPod?" The answers sparked questions and the mystery of the tune Habibi was pursued.
The reluctant warrior -- John McCain's record on foreign policy, and what to expect if he's elected into office.

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