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.
Rescuers struggle to reach stricken ferryRescue helicopters and other ships are struggling to reach a stricken ferry off the Greek island of Corfu. A fire broke out on the car deck of the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic that has 422 passengers and 56 crew members on board.
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A recovery effort was underway after a fire broke out on the lower deck of a ferry in the Adriatic Sea, trapping hundreds.
A Singapore-bound jet with 162 people aboard lost contact with air traffic control 42 minutes after takeoff.
More than 1.3 million Iraqis have been displaced this year into a region crushed under the weight of the Syrian refugee crisis.
A look at some of our favorite images of the week.
Snow play, a cold-weather swim, tsunami victims remembered, a robot cook in China and more.
Ten years later, coastal communities commemorate the anniversary of the devastating event.
From Beijing to Berlin, revelers decked the halls.
An earthquake and tsunami in 2004 would claim thousands of lives in the region.
Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations, N.Y.C. police officers remembered, Mississippi tornado and more.
The village of Quewein, without electricity or clean water, and others like it pose new challenges in the campaign to stop the virus.
More than 500 dogs find care at the Vafa Animal Shelter, which is the country’s only licensed animal refuge.
From rural villages to the bustling capital of Pyongyang, a rare peek into the highly isolated country.
St. Paul’s choristers, Hanukkah and Christmas celebrations, Japanese Emperor Akihito’s birthday and more.
The Mansour Mall has given the city’s residents a refuge from the daily bloodshed on their streets.
Fun and fascinating creatures from around the world.
With lights, greenery and gingerbread, cities around the globe celebrate the holiday season.