There are six major types of obesity, according to a study conducted in the US and the UK. To battle the disease more effectively, the researchers suggest, the medical community could recognize these different sub-...
A woman blows giant bubbles in a street in the town of Appenzell, eastern Switzerland on April 28, 2013
Switzerland is the happiest country in the world, closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada, according to a global ranking of happiness unveiled in New York on Thursday. The 2015 World Happiness Report is...
by Sarah Benhaida | Palestinian Yasser Al-Hirbawi, the owner of the Palestinian factory which locally produces traditional black-and-white keffiyeh headscarf, stands behind a portrait of Yasser Arafat, the late Palestinian leader on March 10, 2015 in Hebron
In the face of strong competition from China, the traditional, locally produced Palestinian headscarf has put up a show of resistance, successfully pulling itself back from the brink of extinction. Thanks to the...
For many men in Egypt, the time to shave their beard comes when the same worn-out terrorist jokes are too much to bear. In an Islamic country where having a long beard is often associated with piety and sometimes even...
Seated at the table are French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (L), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (4th L), Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C), European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (4th R), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (3rd R) and British Foreign Secretary William Hague (R) during a meeting of the Foreign Ministers representing the permanent five member countries of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York 26 September 2013.
Since its founding 70 years ago, the United Nations has been led by men, a tradition that some women's rights advocates are determined to break when the global body elects a new secretary-general next year. Equality...


Abdullah Mohamed Hani Zaher, 23, hopes for a fair trail as state prosecutors build their case...


Blue Bell ice cream stands for sale on a grocery store shelf in Lawrence, Kan., Friday, April 10, 2015.
Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream...
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Vendors sell toy sheep inside a Lunar New Year market at Hong Kong's Victoria Park February 17, 2015.
Before headphones and speaker company Beats Electronics was sold to Apple for...
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A Palestinian girl climbs during a three-day "Wadi Climbing" course on April 15, 2015 in the West Bank village of Yabrud, just north of Ramallah
Gripping tightly with her hands, her feet searching for a foothold, Salwa...
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Omar Samra on Mount Everest
Egyptian adventurer Omar Samra has arrived to the North Pole, raising the...
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