US & World

Malaysia plans overhaul of national airline

Malaysia's state investment company says it will make Malaysia Airlines state-owned. The airline has been hit by two major disasters this year, which added to its longstanding financial woes.

No Ebola drug for Africans; troops deployed

West Africans battling to contain Ebola will have to wait for months until a potentially life-saving experimental drug could even be made, officials said.

Russia gives Edward Snowden 3-year residence permit

Snowden has been in exile for a little more than a year, after he leaked a cache of classified documents that revealed some of the United States' most deeply held security secrets.

Russia hits back on sanctions; bans food from West

Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia.

Dutch call off search for additional remains in Ukraine

The Dutch prime minister said continuing the search at the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight is too dangerous. Russia has stationed tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine.

Ebola death toll reaches 932; 1,700 cases: WHO

In announcing the new deaths, the World Health Organization noted in particular that "community resistance remains high" in Liberia.

High-ranking US general killed in Afghan attack was engineer

Harold J. Greene, the Army general who on Tuesday became the highest-ranking U.S. military officer killed in Iraq or Afghanistan, was on his first deployment to a war zone.

How to cross 5 international borders in 1 minute without sweating

Nations need borders for security, for revenue, for defense, for identity. But for fun? Introducing borders that giggle.

Museum rediscovers ancient skeleton in storage

An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find in its own storage rooms - a 6,500-year-old human skeleton.

FAQ: What you should know about the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history

The deadliest recorded Ebola outbreak has surpassed 900 deaths across West Africa, but the risk of it spreading to the U.S. remains very low. Here's what you should know about the disease.

U.S. program recruited Latin American youth to infiltrate Cuba

A United States aid agency sends young people from Latin America into Cuba and had them work undercover to try and recruit a new generation of activists who would overthrow the Castro regime.

Examining the weaponry in Gaza

In Gaza, a 72-hour cease fire began early today. Israel says it has withdrawn its troops. Hamas says it will participate in talks to secure a lasting peace. It remains to be seen if the latest truce will hold.

Obama: US companies to invest $14B in Africa

The Obama administration on Tuesday announced $14 billion in commitments from U.S. businesses to invest in Africa, as representatives from nearly 100 American and African companies gathered in Washington to discuss ways to boost economic partnerships.

Israel-Hamas truce sets stage for talks on Gaza

Israel and Hamas began observing a temporary cease-fire on Tuesday that sets the stage for talks in Egypt on a broader deal on the Gaza Strip.

Fighting genital cutting of British girls: a survivor speaks out

Her family said they were going on a vacation. But Nimco Ali was taken to a woman who performed female genital mutilation. Now Ali is helping the more than 100,000 girls in the U.K. possibly at risk.

Israel accepts Egyptian cease-fire plan

Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal, signaling an end to the bloodiest round of fighting between the bitter enemies could finally be approaching.