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Volunteers make risky journey to protect Afghan children from polio

Performers puts on their make-up before a Peking opera performance “Hong Niang” (The Matchmaker) at a theatre in Beijing June 22, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The show goes on

China’s Peking Opera begins a New York tour with 90 singers, dancers and acrobats, to mark the birth of Mei Lanfang, one of the first to bring the art form to the United States.

What’s next for Mad Men creator?

Matthew Weiner talks to Reuters about the Emmys, the end of Mad Men and his latest bromance project.

Another gain for same-sex parents

A new bill passed in California will allow same-sex parents to both appear on a child’s birth certificate by including the designation “parent” in addition to “father” and “mother.”

People vs. Facebook

A class action lawsuit started by an Austrian law student against Facebook for violating its users’ privacy is gathering steam.

Politics happens next to the guy in the chicken suit

Texas Governor Rick Perry leaves the Travis County courthouse in Austin, Texas August 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ashley Landis

Slideshow: Texas Governor Rick Perry is indicted

Governor Perry appeared at the Travis County courthouse in Austin, Texas, to provide fingerprints and a mugshot. The governor is facing felony charges of abuse of power.

Sometimes roosting is its own reward

A young Republican staffer was arrested after appearing dressed in a chicken suit at a parade in New Hampshire and heckling two Democrat politicians.

A Hindu celebration and comics for toddlers

Students spin an idol of Lord Krishna during celebrations marking the Janmashtami festival inside a school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 16, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Slideshow: Celebrating Janmashtami

Hindus celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna with the festival of  Janmashtami in Mumbai with costumes, theater and human pyramids.

Awareness after loss

Robin Williams’ death has helped to highlight a link between sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease and depression.

War gains, lost homes

Displaced children from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar west of Mosul, take refuge at Dohuk province, August 15, 2014. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Broken lives in Iraq

Young Iraqis yearn for the homes they left behind after Islamic State militants forced them to flee.

In the category of long-shots…

On a five-day visit to Seoul, the first visit by a Pope in Asia in 15 years, Pope Francis prays that North and South Korea will reconcile.

Babies, cars and the cost of divorce


Surrogate babies are shown on a screen during a news conference at the headquarters of the Royal Thai Police in Bangkok August 12, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Gone, baby gone

Thailand is clamping down on American and Australian couples trying to leave the country with surrogate babies.

Le Divorce

No love story here either. Oklahoma oil man Harold Hamm may have to share a whopping $17 billion with his estranged wife–one of the biggest battles ever over a marital estate.

Brain food, robot chores and inner peace

Men take part in a yoga class in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

In a restless city

Slideshow: A nonprofit group in inner-city Chicago is offering men’s yoga groups to help promote meditation and inner peace.

Ever smarter technology

Intel is introducing smart watches to monitor patients with Parkinson’s disease and collect data that can be shared with researchers.

A Times Square justice league

A street performer dressed as Elmo buys food from a street food cart in Times Square, July 30, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Times Square characters fight their bad rep 

The costumed performers who posed for tourists in the heart of New York want to form their own justice league after a spate of arrests and bad publicity

Meanwhile, those who treat the ill are stressed

Small non-profit hospitals in the U.S. are being strained by higher costs and fewer patients.

Bringing you hot (and cool) trends from Africa and North Korea

Labourers and youth visit Munsu Water Park

North Koreans frolic in Munsu Water Park in this August 8, 2014, picture released by the country’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang August 11, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA

Slideshow: Think there’s nothing cool in North Korea?

Think again. There are water parks. And slides. And pools.

Let’s talk about….paychecks

Glamour’s editor in chief says that women are more willing to discuss their salaries than men, but that doesn’t mean they’re closer to closing the gender gap.

Good news and bad news

The Ebola death toll hits a new high and Liberia agrees to give two doctors a trial drug.

Of donuts, menus and sweaters




Mixing police and donuts? There are better ideas.

A North Carolina man wins a police donut-eating contest–and gets arrested.

 Another way to ruin the dining experience

Moscow retaliates for sanctions by banning foreign food; restaurateurs struggle to find items to put on the menu.

Ever wander why there are so many theories on diet?

Turns out even doctors don’t know what we should be eating.

Just because you’re sharks doesn’t mean you can’t play nice.

Justice John Roberts asks lawyers to rise above political bickering

Haven’t packed away those winter sweaters?

Now there’s a way to make your cashmere clean itself

Cellar vacations and on the road with Kim Jong Un

North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-un visits the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in Pyongyang

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un visits the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) in Pyongyang, in this picture released by KCNA  

Slideshow: Surveying his domain

Britain’s royals get to cut ribbons and show off their babies. North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong Un gets to look at things. Lots of things.

Beleaguered airline

One plane still missing, another shot down over Ukraine. Can a takeover save Malaysia Airlines?

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