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World Feb 12Award-winning photo captures effects of homophobia in Russia
The World Press Photo of 2014, selected today, shares an intimate embrace between a gay couple in a dark room in Russia, captured by Danish photographer Mads Nissen.
World Feb 12In world’s poorest slums, landfills and polluted rivers become a child’s playground
Children living among rubbish and human waste are especially susceptible to diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, the top killers of children under 5 worldwide. In this photo essay from Reuters, photographers capture “playgrounds” built among landfills and junkyards, and children swimming…
World Feb 04Photos: South Korean teens dream of becoming the next K-pop star
Kim Si-yoon doesn't keep the schedule of a typical 9-year-old. Up by 7:30 a.m. for school, followed by hours of voice training, piano lessons, dance lessons and a private English tutor session, she is on a strict path to K-pop…
World Jan 23Photos: Children of Auschwitz share stories of survival
Maria Stroinska was 12 when she was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz. Imre Varsanyi was 14 and the only member of his family to survive. Zofia Wareluk was born in the camp, two weeks before thousands of…
World Jan 16International Criminal Court will examine possible war crimes in Palestinian territory
The preliminary inspection, which could take months or years, will determine if there is enough evidence to warrant a full investigation.
World Jan 15Photo essay: Scientists build a tower as tall as the Chrysler building in the middle of the Amazon
Last August, construction began deep in the Amazon rainforest on what would soon become South America’s tallest skyscraper and the world’s first long-term tropical observatory.
Nation Jan 14Chipotle faces pork shortage
When the Mexican fast-food chain learned of its pork supplier’s violation of standards concerning housing for the pigs, it stopped serving pork at some 600 restaurants across the country for the first time.
World Jan 12Students in Pakistan return to school a month after Taliban massacre
Students in Pakistan returned to school today for the first time since Taliban militants stormed into classrooms and killed 134 children at Army Public School in Peshawar last month.
Arts Dec 10YouTube crooner all about that upright bass and then some
Kate Davis' ’40s-style jazz rendition of Meghan Trainor’s pop hit “All About That Bass” has garnered more than 8 million views on YouTube since September. But Davis isn’t only about that one instrument.
Health Oct 28Photo essay: What’s growing in West Virginia’s urban ruins?
Under the bridge of a four-lane highway in West Virginia, a movement is growing that some believe could help a struggling Rust Belt city recover.