Syrian peace talks: They’re on hold for now. After two days of negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition…
How people make the most of cramped space in one of the densest cities in the world
The missing peer—the fodder for tabloid headlines for four decades—was declared presumed dead, paving the way for his son to inherit the family’s title.
The U.S. government can predict food insecurity before it occurs. But the warnings aren’t always heeded.
The high court ruled the government’s practice of holding asylum-seekers on Nauru was both legal and constitutional.
Remember books? Amazon is planning to open as many as 400 bookstores, The Wall Street Journal reports—a big change…
A small view of people and places across China over the past few months.
The forgotten tale of a bloody Russian baron shows what’s new, and what isn’t, about the Islamic State.
A photo posted by Daily Overview (@dailyoverview) on Jan 29, 2016 at 12:39pm…
The Supreme Court says it will revisit its controversial decision to uphold a colonial-era law that criminalizes homosexual acts.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is calling the proposal "real progress," but says more work needs to be done.
Governments are telling women to postpone pregnancy during the Zika outbreak. What happens if they do?
Scenes from the past few frantic months in Iowa, as presidential hopefuls made appearances in every corner of the state.
The WHO has declared the virus, along with a birth defect to which it has been linked, a global public-health problem.
The country swore in hundreds of lawmakers Monday in its first freely elected parliament.
The Islamic State offers a false choice between dictatorship and extremism. Tunisia proves there’s a better way.
The country's indigenous "raccoon dogs," like the viral sensation Tanu, are forced to compete with their doppelgangers in order to survive.
An attack by the Islamist group on a village in northeastern Nigeria has killed as many as 86 people.
At least 45 people were killed in three blasts near a Shiite shrine south of Damascus.
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