This Somali American was devastated when his teenage nephew traveled from Minneapolis to Mogadishu to join the extremists of al-Shabab. Now ISIS seems to be using the same recruiting networks to lure American teens to Syria and Iraq.
He's sold millions of albums in Europe and is an internet star. Kanye West and Lorde have collaborated with him, and President Obama has one of his CDs. He's Belgian hip hop artist Stromae, whose Rwandan father was killed in that nation's genocide and is now trying to make it in the US.
Amidst threats from Boko Haram, thousands of Nigerians will cast their votes for president on Saturday in what is widely seen as the country's closest presidential race since the end of military rule in 1999. But that doesn't mean voters have great choices.
After a year in a Syrian jail being tortured by the regime's police, activist Karam Al Hamad finally escaped to Turkey. He says he'll only feel safe once he gets to escape the region and come to the US for a fellowship, but the road is proving even harder than he expected.
The pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 is said to have deliberately crashed his plane, killing 150 people. Problem is, there are no cockpit security procedures to prevent a pilot who wants to crash an airplane from doing so.
Most people who live in Damascus fear voicing an opinion that doesn't echo that of either the government or the armed opposition. But some residents reject the bitter polarization that divides their country.
Mackenzie Loy was stopped before the finish line after the Boston Marathon bombings, so she ran and finished last year. Now she's running the first Paris Marathon to take place after the Charlie Hebdo attacks — but that hasn't shaken her resolve.
The US military has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion for allegedly leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009. It's one of the only high-profile cases of the crime in recent decades, but it's far from rare in the US military.
The Houthi takeover of much of Yemen has turned into a regional power struggle, as a Saudi-led military coalition has started attacking Houthi targets in Yemen. The intervention could now have far wider implications outside of Yemen, including at the nuclear negotiating table.
Blaine Harden wrote a best-selling book about North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk. Years later, Shin revealed that parts of his story were not true. So, how did Harden know that another defector whose story he told in a second book was telling the truth?
Don't blame the autopilot for the latest aviation disaster, one pilot says: Humans still have more to do with flying high-tech jets than you think. That and other myths explain a lot about how ordinary people view the airline industry and the accidents it suffers.
Americans eat far less seafood than they do meat, but there's still a long way to go before they chow down on salmon and shrimp in a truly ethical and sustainable manner. Author Paul Greenberg offers facts and tips for making your daily catch a little greener.
Perro Aguayo, Jr. was a hero in Mexico, a beloved, larger-than-life figure in the country's wildly popular wrestling. So after Aguayo's death in the ring during a match broadcast across the country, many Mexicans are taking the news hard.
What's the best nightclub in Africa? Not even DJ Edu, who scoured night spots across the continent, can say for sure. But even if he can't pick a winner, he says he saw signs of Africa's economic progress in many places he visited.
The remains of England’s King Richard III have been lying in state this week, awaiting a formal burial. The much-maligned subject of Shakespeare’s play has gotten a rehabilitation since his remains were discovered under a parking lot in 2012, and Britons came out to see him in droves.
Thousands of men from Myanmar and other southeast Asian countries are being used as slaves to catch fish that may end up on American dinner tables. The Associated Press uncovered the story and followed the distribution trail to the United States.
George Washington certainly worried about the British army, but he may have been even more worried about smallpox, which had the potential to ravage his already-fragile army. That's how Washington became colonial America's champion of inoculation, the precursor to vaccines — but not without lots of protest.
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