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.
Israel destroys Palestinian attacker’s homeIsrael said it demolished the east Jerusalem home of a Palestinian involved in a deadly attack on a train stop from October. The demolition came a day after two Palestinians attacked a synagogue in Jerusalem.
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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.
Two attackers armed with knives, axes and a gun stormed a synagogue in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood, killing four worshipers and wounding several others before police shot them dead.
Peshmerga forces have traveled by land and sea to fight against the Islamic State in Syria after Turkey allowed them.
Koalas at the G-20 summit, a tattoo convention, windsurfing in Phuket, a cat exhibition and more.
Martin Salia’s friends hugged him when his first test showed he was free of Ebola. Now he has died, and questions remain.
Protesters take to the streets — blocking highways, seizing town squares and vandalizing property — to demand accountability.
Countries representing 90 percent of the world’s gross domestic product will discuss economic growth, trade and public health.
The arrival of energy companies has brought protests from indigenous people whose land was recently returned to them.
A look at some of our favorite images of the week.
Midwest snow, Children’s Day in India, Ferguson readies for grand jury verdict, herding flamingos and more.
World’s tallest and shortest adults, World Trade Center rescue, chef cited for feeding the homeless and more.
Markets are closed and fieldwork is disrupted.