Edward Snowden's father told NBC his son might return to the US if conditions were met.
America's first black president visits the infamous slave transport center off Senegal's coast.
Internet snark intensifies amid uncertainty about NSA leaker Edward Snowden's current whereabouts.
The meeting will address arming Syrian rebels and a stalled peace effort. Lots of supporters of rebels will be there, but key backers of Syria's government, like Russia, won't.
This World Refugee Day, Swedish furniture maker IKEA offers up a new design for a shelter that would offer more privacy and comfort than the ubiquitous canvas tent.
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Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who was allegedly caught on video smoking crack cocaine, has been joined by Montreal's interim mayor, charged with corruption, fraud, and extortion.
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng said New York University pulled his fellowship at the behest of Beijing. NYU and an American supporter of Chen say that isn't true.
A series of recent high-level reports raise the alarm about child labor, exploitation, and the impact of conflict on the young.
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From Canada to India, democracies worldwide employ new technology to monitor their citizens.
Edward Snowden, the contractor identified as the source of leaks about the US electronic surveillance program, may face extradition to the US wherever he goes. Here are six places that have proven that extradition to the US isn't easy.
Test your knowledge about Myanmar history and politics.
British-based higher education consulting firm Quacquarelli Symonds released its annual global ranking of universities this week. Here are the top 10.
Save the Children reports that income inequality in developing and developed countries alike is a key factor in newborn death rates. The US has the highest such rate in the developed world.
Governments face grim choices when confronted with hunger strikes. Consider cases in Israel, India, and Margaret Thatcher's Britain.
Why the new initiative is so controversial among US conservatives.
How the 'outsider' status of Pope Francis and his frugal ways may portend a shake-up for the Catholic Church.
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Cardinals in Rome remain locked in deliberations to determine the next leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.