How the rest of the world reacted to the Ferguson verdict

“Gestures of respect and reconciliation will be indispensable to bridge the gap between the police and America’s black population. But even that will not be enough.“

    Pope to Europe: Accept immigrants, create jobs

    Pope Francis demanded that Europe craft a unified and fair immigration policy, not self-interested policies that risk lives and fuel social conflict.

    Hong Kong police, protesters clash; 86 people arrested

    An effort to clear streets in the Mong Kok neighborhood ended in confrontation, clashes and arrests.

    Hong Kong begins clearing unruly protest site

    Authorities risk confrontation with demonstrators in the neighborhood, a flashpoint for previous violent clashes with police and angry mobs.

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    Venezuela’s communes aim to remake the country

    Venezuela’s communes aim to remake the country

    As the economy sinks, Chavez’s successor pushes a new kind of “democracy.”

    Two powerful explosions hit Kabul, wounding six soldiers

    Tuesday’s attack came one day after two foreign soldiers were killed when a bomb detonated.

    Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

    Iran nuclear talks deadline extended

    Negotiations could resume as early as next month in an attempt to maintain momentum.

    Swiss museum accepts looted Nazi-era art horde

    Swiss museum accepts looted Nazi-era art horde

    The German government said it would finance the cost of ownership histories and purchase details.

    Israel greets extension of Iran nuclear talks with relief

    Israel greets extension of Iran nuclear talks with relief

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants economic sanctions against Iran to continue.

    Two foreign soldiers killed in bomb attack in Kabul

    Two foreign soldiers killed in bomb attack in Kabul

    The bomb detonated as their convoy passed by. It was the latest in a spate of attacks on high-profile targets.

    Hong Kong protesters barred from entering China

    Hong Kong protesters barred from entering China

    The chilling move has sparked belief that Chinese authorities have assembled a blacklist.

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    High in the Himalayas

    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.

    Foreign fighters flow to Syria

    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.

    Refuge: Stories from the Syrian exodus

    Refugees from Syria’s civil war are remaking the political, economic and religious landscape in the Mideast.

    Photos from Around the World

    Animal views

    Gray seal pups, a domesticated hutia, rooster trouble in Oregon and more.

    Hong Kong police move in to clear protesters

    A pro-democracy demonstration site in the Mong Kok district is being dismantled.

    Day in photos

    Thanksgiving week, Ferguson grand jury reaction, new NASA mosaic of Jupiter moon Europa and more.

    Day in photos

    China’s deep-sea sub, swimming in Siberia, flash flooding in Morocco, chess champions and more.

    Strong quake rocks central Japan

    A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck in Hakuba town, Nagano prefecture.

    Mobile phone use

    Until recently, few people in once-isolated Burma had mobile telephones. That’s changing.

    Best news photos of the week

    A look at some of the top images of the week.

    Day in photos

    Turkeys, Buffalo digs out, transsexual fashion show, President Obama’s immigration speech and more.

    Protesters in Mexico decry probable massacre

    Demonstrators take to the streets to demand justice for 43 students who are missing and presumed dead.

    Undocumented before they were celebrities

    You know them now, but back then they were in the United States earning money with an uncertain visa status.

    Day in photos

    Liquid nitrogen bucket challenge, Beaujolais Nouveau wine spa, the Lausanne Festival of Lights and more.

    Deaths, burials mount in Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone

    The lack of beds for infected patients has led to the rapid spread of the disease.

    Day in photos

    Frida the Chihuahua mayor, 23-inch fingernails, Chile’s Andean copper mine and more.

    Animal views

    Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

    Day in photos

    Santa’s angels, Sumo wrestlers, swan gatherers, starfish die off along North America’s Pacific Coast and more.

    Attackers storm Jerusalem synagogue, killing 4 worshipers

    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.