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A glimpse of a 'disappearing' people

01/15/15 06:52AM

Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish Regional Government, in northern Iraq, is home to tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians who have fled the threat of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants who have launched an offensive throughout much of Iraq and Syria in recent months. read more

People hold a vigil at the Place de la Republique (Republic Square) for victims of the terrorist attack, on Jan. 8, 2015 in Paris, France.

The world mourns after 'Charlie Hebdo' attack

01/08/15 12:59PM

France held a national day of mourning Thursday and a moment of silence at noon local time, a day after masked gunman stormed the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounded others. Flags in France have been ordered to fly at half-staff, and Parisians gathered to pay tribute to the victims of the attack. read more

Scenes of anguish after Paris 'terrorist attack'

01/07/15 10:29AM

Twelve people were killed Wednesday when gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical news magazine that had published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. A massive manhunt is currently underway for the suspects. read more

How Christmas is celebrated all over the world

12/24/14 07:14PM

Every year, those little red hats and decorated trees find their way onto every continent across the globe. Christmas is never just a religious holiday but also a cultural touchstone, saying a little about each society and what traditions they hold onto. Here's a look at how people ring in and remember the holiday season, wherever they may... read more

Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on Feb. 19, 2014, in Kiev, Ukraine.

How the whole world protested in 2014

12/22/14 07:18PM

The activist movements of 2014 helped reaffirm the significance of speaking truth to power, and will continue to shape our world in the years to come. read more

Crisis in Central African Republic / Crise en République Centrafricaine (Part III)

This Year in Pictures

12/19/14 12:39PM

It has been a tumultuous year, marked by upheaval across the world. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine boiled over. The terror group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continued its brutal assault in the Middle East. And protests rocked Ferguson, Missouri and New York City following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of... read more

This Week in Pictures: Dec. 6-12

12/12/14 10:13AM

A massive storm system hit the West Coast and the Philippines was slammed by Typhoon Hagupit. All the while, events politics and protests continued. read more

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