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Why Malala's bravery inspires us

As a teenager, it's easy to feel lost, to get swallowed up into the mob mentality and lose your voice. We've all been victim to that; anyone who says they haven't is either lying or under the age of 13 ...

'White is beautiful:' Why India needs its own Oprah Winfrey

Tanupriya Khurana watches intently as her sister Bhavna gets a makeover at a designer cosmetics kiosk in the middle of one of Delhi's most popular malls, Select Citywalk. Shades of velvety pink blush roll over Bhavna's olive cheeks. She holds ...

Thai locals arrested over Rihanna Instagram photo

Two men in Thailand are in trouble with the law thanks to an Instagram photo posted by pop star Rihanna during her recent visit to the holiday island of Phuket.

Kenya assault raises new fears about Somali recruitment

The weekend massacre at an upscale shopping center in Kenya is shining a new light on an old concern for Western counterterrorism officials: the recruitment of jihadist fighters from among the Somali diaspora.

Zimbabwean President Mugabe to continue takeover policy

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe swore in his new government Wednesday and confirmed that the new 26-member Cabinet, mainly composed of allies from his previous appointments, will not abandon his controversial policy of seizing the majority stake of foreign-owned firms.

Obama opts for diplomacy instead of war

Speaking to a war-weary nation Tuesday night, President Barack Obama asked Congress to postpone a vote authorizing him to launch an air attack against Syria while he explores a Russian diplomatic proposal that could rid Syria of its arsenal of ...

Possible Syria strike: 5 things to pay attention to today

President Barack Obama's war drums continue to beat, but an offhand comment from Secretary of State John Kerry has set in motion a diplomatic effort by Russia -- seized on at the United Nations -- to ward off a U.S. ...

Indie Soul: Baltimore Family Reunion Expo

It wasn’t that long ago that Sister Sledge sang “We Are Family” while the O’Jays crooned there’s nothing like a “Family Reunion.”

'Africa's father of the internet:' Web pioneer on bringing a continent online

If you're reading this somewhere in Africa, then perhaps you should thank Nii Quaynor.

U.S. extends embassy closures after intercepted al Qaeda message

What started as an unprecedented move to close almost two dozen diplomatic posts for a day has broadened to week-long closures for most of them as the United States mulls the threat of a possible attack.

Maryland County, Liberia thriving economically

When President Barack Obama issued the “U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa” he committed America to elevating efforts to spur economic growth, trade and investment in that part of the world.

Nelson Mandela's health 'perilous,' court documents say

Former South African President Nelson Mandela's health had declined so sharply last week that his family was considering whether to take him off life support before his condition improved, a court document released Thursday revealed.

Egypt travel advisories renewed in wake of violence

In addition to deaths at public demonstrations, the British government notes reports of "more than forty rapes and sexual assaults of Egyptian and foreign women."

Family of Nelson Mandela: His health is in God's hands now

The former wife of Nelson Mandela visited him Sunday in the hospital where the ailing anti-apartheid icon is clinging to life, the South African Press Association reported.

Obama heads to Africa to promote investment, democracy

President Barack Obama flies across the Atlantic on Wednesday for a trip that takes him to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania -- his second visit to sub-Saharan Africa since taking office.