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By Larisa Epatko
In less than 24 hours, a tsunami crashed into a remote island chain and a volcano erupted in Indonesia, killing a combined total of more than 400 people and forcing hundreds more to seek temporary refuge in emergency shelters.
By Paul Solman
Two years to the month after the titan of Wall Street declared bankruptcy, Lehman Brothers' extensive and diverse art collection is headed to the titans of the auction block: Sotheby's of New York and Christie's of London. The art was…
By Talea Miller
As more young Mongolians abandon the traditional nomadic lifestyle of their families, older generations worry the culture of Mongolian nomads could be threatened.
NAJAF, Iraq | The Imam Ali Mosque is considered the one of the holiest sites in Shia Islam. The NewsHour recently visited the shrine during Ramadan and watched as crowds grew throughout the evening.
As the flooding in Pakistan continues to spread, more than 1,500 people have died and millions are homeless, many without access to clean water. The risk of disease outbreaks among the displaced population is high, said UNICEF's Robin Nandy. He…
BAGHDAD, Iraq | Tuesday's suicide bombing at the army headquarters in Baghdad was one of the deadliest attacks in Baghdad in months, killing more than 50 people, and comes as the U.S. military is preparing to turn over full control…
By Travis Daub
In an effort to rid the country of unsafe, illegal and aging structures, the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development plans to demolish more than half of the country’s residential buildings in the next 20 years. Illegal structures…
Floodwaters spread Wednesday into Pakistan’s populous Punjab province, heightening a humanitarian crisis that has killed more than 1,500 people and left 3.2 million needing food aid and assistance. Heavy monsoon rains set off the worst flooding the nation has seen…
With the number of detainees at the U.S. naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, steadily shrinking, military personnel there say the release of the prisoners is having a positive impact on those who remain.
By Sarah Clune, Lea Winerman
For AP photographer Gerald Herbert, the story of the oil spill in the Gulf is personal. A New Orleans native, he worked for years out of Washington, D.C., covering Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. But just after he…
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