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China wants to protect grassland areas by moving nomads into permanent settlements. Critics say that's disrespecting minority customs. After apartment living, one family plans to go back to herding.
October 14, 2014
More people in Hong Kong are choosing sides on the streets where pro-democracy protesters have erected barriers. As police and some citizens tried to remove the barriers, others stepped in to help.
October 13, 2014
Federal officials on Monday urged hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures after a Texas nurse treating a Liberian man dying from the disease caught it herself.
October 13, 2014
The preliminary document isn't binding, but suggests the influence of Pope Francis' urging that Catholicism become more merciful.
October 13, 2014
Trains carrying oil from North Dakota pass through American towns daily — and sometimes they derail and explode. The oil industry is now under pressure to make the oil less volatile before shipping.
October 13, 2014
Mr. Curly. That's the name Daniela Liverani gave the 3-inch leech that doctors found living in her nostril last week. With that tone of creepiness established, we can now provide more details.
October 13, 2014
Italy lags behind other EU states in guaranteeing equal rights for homosexuals. Gay couples have no legal recognition or adoption rights, and a bill that would make homophobia a crime has stalled.
October 13, 2014
The generation now coming of age is spending — and giving — differently. New York-based Charity:Water gets it, and it's been a boon to its cause.
October 13, 2014
A shift in the two states are part of the cascading effects of the Supreme Court's refusal to review any appeals in same-sex marriage states in its current term.
October 13, 2014
In the wake of the first case of Ebola being contracted in the U.S., CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden discusses plans to stop the disease and apologizes for an implication some saw in his remarks Sunday.
October 13, 2014
The remains of several thousand U.S. soldiers who died in the Korean War are "left here and there uncared and carried away en masse," a North Korean military spokesman said Monday.
October 13, 2014
At a sentencing hearing for Oscar Pistorius, a court-appointed prison social worker says the South African athlete's punishment for culpable homicide should include three years of house arrest.
October 13, 2014
As the U.S.-led coalition carried out strikes on areas east and south of Kobani in Syria, new reports emerged about Turkey's role in supporting the fight against ISIS.
October 13, 2014
Sophie Blackall, illustrator of the best-selling Ivy and Bean books, has enlisted her heroines in the effort to eradicate measles. They decide that a shot is more practical than moving to the moon.
October 13, 2014
The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects –- good and bad –- in different industries.
October 13, 2014
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says Tirole's work on market power and regulation provides a framework for how governments can deal with and regulate mergers and monopolies.
October 13, 2014
The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.
October 13, 2014
This year's Nobel Prize in physics went to scientists who invented the blue light-emitting diode. Paired with solar power, the energy-efficient LED is bringing affordable light to places off the grid.
October 13, 2014
At least 7,000 health care workers are needed to staff new Ebola treatment centers in Liberia alone. Those doctors, nurses and hygienists must learn how to protect themselves — and how not to panic.
October 13, 2014
Many sandwiches lack structural integrity due to "the sliced cucumber conundrum," says Dan Pashman, author of Eat More Better. He has fixes for it and other kitchen woes — like sad-looking leftovers.
October 13, 2014

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