Trekking the Annapurna Circuit is not nearly as grueling of an adventure as climbing Everest. But as last week’s death shows, it is certainly not without risks.
An estimated 15,000 militants from at least 80 nations are believed to have entered Syria to help overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Related story.
Refugees from Syria’s civil war are remaking the political, economic and religious landscape in the Mideast.
Suicide bomb hits U.K. Embassy vehicle in Kabul, 5 deadA British national was among five people who were killed on Thursday in a suicide attack on an embassy vehicle in Kabul.
Photos from Around the World
A pro-democracy demonstration site in the Mong Kok district is being dismantled.
Thanksgiving celebrations, 103-year-old French cyclist, coal shortage in Ukraine, new van Gogh exhibit and more.
Gray seal pups, a domesticated hutia, rooster trouble in Oregon and more.
Thanksgiving week, Ferguson grand jury reaction, new NASA mosaic of Jupiter moon Europa and more.
China’s deep-sea sub, swimming in Siberia, flash flooding in Morocco, chess champions and more.
A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck in Hakuba town, Nagano prefecture.
Until recently, few people in once-isolated Burma had mobile telephones. That’s changing.
A look at some of the top images of the week.
Turkeys, Buffalo digs out, transsexual fashion show, President Obama’s immigration speech and more.
Demonstrators take to the streets to demand justice for 43 students who are missing and presumed dead.
You know them now, but back then they were in the United States earning money with an uncertain visa status.
Liquid nitrogen bucket challenge, Beaujolais Nouveau wine spa, the Lausanne Festival of Lights and more.
The lack of beds for infected patients has led to the rapid spread of the disease.
Frida the Chihuahua mayor, 23-inch fingernails, Chile’s Andean copper mine and more.
Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.
Santa’s angels, Sumo wrestlers, swan gatherers, starfish die off along North America’s Pacific Coast and more.