How rape allegations among Australia's political elite reignited its #MeToo movement
07 Mar 2021 - When Australia's attorney general last week outed himself as the minister accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in 1988, his denial was emphatic.
Pope Francis condemns extremism as 'betrayal of religion'
06 Mar 2021 - Pope Francis has held a historic meeting with revered Shia Muslim cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on the second day of the pontiff's visit to Iraq.
Canada vowed to protect its Indigenous women. But they are still being blamed for their own deaths
06 Mar 2021 - February marked the culmination of a nearly decade-long legal saga that raised national questions about how Canada treats Indigenous women. Cindy Gladue, a 36-year-old Canadian Cree-Métis mother of three, bled to death in a hotel bathtub almost a decade ago.
Car bomb explodes in Somalia's capital, killing at least 20 people
06 Mar 2021 - At least 20 people were killed and more than 30 others wounded in a car bomb blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday night, police and emergency services said.
Myanmar envoy to UN: It seems like they have a license to kill
05 Mar 2021 - CNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks with Dr. Sasa, envoy representing Myanmar's Parliament to the UN, about the ongoing protests in Myanmar.
Brexit leaves London fighting for its future as Europe poaches business
25 Feb 2021 - London has been the unrivaled king of European finance for more than three decades. Brexit is starting to change that.
How a Chinese website for pirated TV shows became a cultural touchstone for millennials
03 Mar 2021 - When Bill Liang realized that popular video download and streaming service Renren Yingshi might be gone for good his heart sank.
This piercing chain thinks it has found a new way to get people through mall doors
03 Mar 2021 - Consumers typically have flocked to malls because they're a one-stop shop for everything from socks to sofa sets. Now, one of the biggest mall jewelers in the United States is giving some folks the chance to cross another item off their shopping lists.
The multilingual voice app helping Indians shop online
01 Mar 2021 - In a country where 1.3 billion people speak 22 officially recognized languages and hundreds of dialects, communication can be a problem, especially online.
This AI reads children's emotions as they learn
17 Feb 2021 - Before the pandemic, Ka Tim Chu, teacher and vice principal of Hong Kong's True Light College, looked at his students' faces to gauge how they were responding to classwork. Now, with most of his lessons online, technology is helping Chu to read the room. An AI-powered learning platform monitors his students' emotions as they study at home.
US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters
18 Sep 2019 - If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.
Miami's Little Haiti wasn't a target for developers. Until the seas started to rise
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How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis
12 Jul 2019 - Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.
Your front row seat at Paris Fashion Week
05 Mar 2021 - While the novel coronavirus was the talk of the town in Paris during the womenswear shows this time last year, nobody could have predicted that it would continue to define fashion's seasonal calendar twelve months later.
Rare painting sold by Angelina Jolie smashes auction record
01 Mar 2021 - A rare Winston Churchill painting that was gifted to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II and eventually made its way into actor Angelina Jolie's collection has become the most expensive painting by the former British prime minister to sell at auction, fetching nearly £8.3 million ($11.5 million) after fees.
Queen's award honors young 'agent for change'
23 Feb 2021 - Emerging British fashion designer Priya Ahluwalia, whose work is setting a new standard for ethical fashion design, has won the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.
The Louvre is shut but it's buzzing with activity
20 Feb 2021 - As the world's most visited museum awakens, escalators that once carried up to 40,000 pairs of feet a day loop quietly through the empty lobby.
Kamala Harris's stepdaughter makes surprise runway debut at NYFW
18 Feb 2021 - Ella Emhoff has made her official runway debut for American label Proenza Schouler at New York Fashion Week.
Fashion community takes stand against Asian hate crimes in the US
17 Feb 2021 - Following a wave of anti-Asian hate crimes taking place in the US in recent weeks, prominent figures from across the fashion industry are coming together to voice their concern and condemn the violence.
When can we go on vacation again? This is what experts say
02 Mar 2021 - After reaching an all-time high in January 2021, global coronavirus case numbers are beginning to drop.
Gadhafi's private airplane can't stop attracting trouble
19 Feb 2021 - The images that came out of Tripoli International Airport in August 2011 have become defining symbols of the downfall of the regime of Moammar Gadhafi, the autocrat who ruled Libya with an iron fist for over four decades.
The Italian town where they eat 500-year-old meals
26 Feb 2021 - The signs of the Renaissance are everywhere in Italy.
Diplomats and their families leave North Korea by rail trolley
26 Feb 2021 - Eight employees of Russia's Embassy in Pyongyang and their families spent more than 34 hours trying to leave North Korea this week, a grueling trip that ended with at least one diplomat pushing his luggage and young children on a railway trolley into Russian territory.
How German Autobahns changed the world
07 Dec 2020 - Ah yes, "ze Autobahn". Few other landmarks represent Germany more than its freeway system. Cologne's cathedral is distinctively West German, and the TV Tower in Berlin is a GDR feat of engineering, but the Autobahn (literally "car runway") connects the whole country.
Why this will be the hottest airplane seat in 2021
15 Feb 2021 - Premium economy. The two words might seem a weird combination in airline terms, since it's a rare airline where economy seats feel premium these days. But these seats between coach and business class on international flights were heating up even before Covid-19, and as we all start to travel again in 2021, they're set to be a must-fly for many passengers.
Is travel to France possible under Covid rules?
05 Mar 2021 - If you're planning to travel to France, here's what you'll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Homeless man rushes into animal shelter after it catches fire
27 Dec 2020 - A homeless man risked his life to save several cats and dogs trapped at an Atlanta animal shelter after it caught fire, the facility's founder said.
A mailman, two little sisters, and weeks-long games of Tic-tac-toe
25 Dec 2020 - Adam Finley loves his job as a mail carrier for USPS.
7-year-old boy goes back into a burning home to save his baby sister
27 Dec 2020 - A 7-year-old boy named Eli saved his baby sister's life when he jumped into her room through a window to rescue her from a fire that destroyed his family's home.