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Amin Sheikh's new cafe is a rarity in class-stratified India: It's open to people from all walks of life. Sheikh is a former street child, and so are many of his employees.
Aug. 24, 2016
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed Wednesday that it had recently changed its policy to allow the Muslim headscarf.
Aug. 24, 2016
Earth's changing climate has made the quest to understand wave behavior more important than ever, scientists say. Rising seas, storm surge and dune and reef erosion all shape Florida's Gulf Coast.
Aug. 24, 2016
Roxanne Quimby donated nearly 88,000 acres of land — once used to harvest timber for paper mills — to the federal government. Now it's the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
Aug. 24, 2016
It's not exactly close — 25 trillion miles from Earth, say the scientists who spotted it. But that might be near enough for further exploration. It's about Earth's size, with mild temperatures.
Aug. 24, 2016
Modern bakeries rely on industrial mills for their flour. But a small and growing number of bakers, chefs and pasta makers are making their own flour with the age-old method of stone milling.
Aug. 24, 2016
Gunfire and explosions have been reported at the heavily fortified campus in Afghanistan's capital. The president of the university tells The Associated Press a militant attack is underway.
Aug. 24, 2016
Viktoria Vibhakar, formerly of Save the Children Australia, says little was done to protect refugee children who alleged abuse on the island nation of Nauru, where Australia has kept refugees.
Aug. 24, 2016
The fisherman's family says he found the pearl inside a giant clam by the island of Palawan and kept it under his bed. If confirmed, it would be far and away the largest natural pearl ever found.
Aug. 24, 2016
People as far away as Thailand, India, and Bangladesh felt the magnitude-6.8 quake. Historic pagodas in the city of Bagan appeared to be damaged, and at least three people reportedly died.
Aug. 24, 2016
Turkey's offensive is the largest military mission of its kind in the Syria conflict to date. It was intended to clear ISIS militants from territory along the border.
Aug. 24, 2016
News of a 1999 rape case against Nate Parker raises some age-old questions about culture. Can art be separated from its creator? What moral obligations, if any, do the consumers of culture bear?
Aug. 24, 2016
Researchers analyzed people's photo galleries on Instagram, then asked about their mental health. People who favored darker, grayer photos and filters were more likely to be depressed.
Aug. 24, 2016
Turkey has taken in 2.7 million Syrian refugees since 2011. But it's extremely difficult for refugees to build a new life, particularly for children who often can't get documented.
Aug. 24, 2016
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday. David Greene speaks with reporter Christopher Livesay in Amatrice, at the epicenter: "The mayor says half the town doesn't exist anymore."
Aug. 24, 2016
In a face-off between voice entry and typing on a mobile device, voice recognition software performed significantly better. The results held true in both English and Mandarin Chinese.
Aug. 24, 2016
The earthquake struck overnight, devastating a number of picturesque small towns packed with vacationers. Survivors are being pulled from the rubble as a series of aftershocks shake the region.
Aug. 24, 2016
Talking about sex is awkward, but it can be especially difficult for instructors of deaf students. They're trying to turn that cringe-worthy conversation into something more comfortable.
Aug. 24, 2016
Do Donald Trump's comments about regret signal a new phase in the phenomenon? They might as easily be heard as a variation on what Trump has sounded from the beginning: Same song, different verse.
Aug. 24, 2016
The emergency food stamp process is only on surnames from A to D. Rachel Moriarty must try to hold out. Al McGee is grateful for his son-in-law's clean-up labor: "It's meant the world to me."
Aug. 24, 2016

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