Elephants and Rohingya Muslim refugees jostle for space in Bangladesh

The rate of human-elephant conflicts was rising due to deforestation, even before the arrival of the refugees.        


Embarrassed Romanians apologize to Japan’s prime minister over government's 'disrespectful behavior' during visit

“Please accept my sincere apologies for the unacceptable and disrespectful behavior of our country’s government,” one Romanian wrote on Facebook.        


52 migrant Uzbek workers killed in Kazakhstan bus fire: reports

The 1,300 mile long Samara-Shymkent route is used by Uzbek construction workers to travel to and from building sites in Russia.        


Jon Rahm's learning curve has made him an elite world golfer

As the No. 3 player in the world rankings, Jon Rahm is the highest ranked player in the field of the CareerBuilder this year.        


Some French men are lamenting 'the end of love as we know it'

The #MeToo movement and the outcry around sexual harassment are sparking unprecedented conversations among men.        


5 major wins for women's rights across the world

Gender parity is closest in areas of health and education but there are major disparities in economics and political empowerment.        


Britain gets first-ever 'minister for loneliness' to tackle isolation

The government said about 200,000 seniors have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in over a month.        


North and South Korea agree to form first unified Olympic team

The agreement came during a third round of talks between the rival Koreas.        


Pope denounces indigenous violence in symbolic Chile Mass

Francis celebrated Mass at a former military base that not only lies on contested Mapuche land.        

United States

Trump tracker: The story of his first year - in six graphics

Donald Trump says his administration has made "incredible progress". Do the facts back that up?


Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong gets second jail term

"They can lock up our body, but they can't lock up our mind," Wong told reporters.        


Whatever happened to the giant U.S. embassy in Baghdad?

It's almost the same size as Vatican City.        


Korean War allies consider further sanctions against North Korea

China and Russia, which fought alongside the North in the Korean War, criticized the meeting.        


Risk of nuclear weapons, extreme weather top threats for 2018: report

The most likely risks facing the world in 2018.        


Navy to file homicide charges against ship commanders after deadly crashes

The charges are to be presented at what the military calls an Article 32 hearing, which will determine whether the accused are court-martialed.        


North Korea imposes more demands on South Korea over the Olympics

Despite an agreement to send a delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, North Korea's demands put a pall on talks with the South.        


As Pope Francis visits, Chileans question their allegiance to the Catholic Church

The pope’s three-day visit has exposed widespread discontent with the Catholic Church.        


U.N. fails to stem rapes by peacekeepers in Africa, victims cry

The U.N. pledged three years ago to halt sexual abuse by its peacekeepers. Yet victims say soldiers and U.N. staff still rape with impunity.        


Some French women say 'puritanism' in American feminism threatens sexual liberty

Some women in France are deriding what they describe as a new strand of American feminism.        


North Korea: President Trump’s nuclear button boast the 'spasm of a lunatic'

'Rodong Sinmun,' the ruling Workers’ Party’s newspaper spoke out in an editorial.        


Japanese TV sends false alarm over North Korea missile launch

The alert from NHK News, retracted minutes later, had advised Japanese residents to evacuate and seek shelter.        


New U.S. Embassy derided by President Trump opens in Britain

Trump said last week that he canceled a planned trip to London because he didn't want to cut the ribbon.        


Peru family drama threatens South America's success story

An unexpected political crisis raises questions about the future of the region's top growing nation.


Mezzanine inside Jakarta stock exchange tower collapses

More than two dozen people were injured.        


Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 38 people

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but it bore all the hallmarks of the Islamic State.        


Japan's elaborate manhole covers

The story behind the unique artworks brightening up Japan's streets.

TV & Radio

'Handmaid's Tale' Season 2: 'We're all living in an Atwood world,' creator says

Fresh from top wins at the Golden Globes and Emmys, the award-winning Hulu drama returns for Season 2 on April 25.        


Iran oil tanker explodes, sinks off China with no survivors

The sinking comes more than a week after the tanker, carrying 32 people, collided with a freighter and caught fire.        


H&M stores stormed in Africa over 'monkey in the jungle' sweatshirt ad

Members of a South African opposition party stormed into some H&M stores across the country on Saturday.        

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