Spain has two tiny enclaves in North Africa, separated from Morocco by fences. Both of them are hugely tempting targets for migrants from across Africa who are desperate to reach Europe.
Stephane Charbonnier, who was killed in the Jan. 7 attack on the French satirical magazine, says the term Islamophobia protects Islam more than it does Muslims — and plays into the hands of racists.
An analysis of health plans in five states found limited or no coverage for some forms of contraception. Insurers sometimes imposed copays or required women to pay the full cost of the contraceptives.
If you’re wondering how to get more people to contribute to your online charity drive, consider a photo of you smiling. Even better if you’re an attractive woman. Biology is to blame, researchers say.
A group that runs a homeless shelter in Manchester, Conn., will close its 40-bed facility rather than change its rules to comply with a state funding order.
The Russian president’s comments were part of a four-hour-long call-in TV show that has become an annual tradition. He also criticized the West for its treatment of Moscow.
Oles Buzyna was gunned down in broad daylight in Kiev, one day after a former pro-Russia lawmaker was found dead there. The Ukrainian government is calling for a quick and transparent investigation.
Like the kidnapped girls, Malala Yousafzai was targeted by militant extremists for wanting an education. The activist wrote a heartrending letter to the girls on the anniversary of their abduction.
Nearly half the states in the U.S. require that women be notified if mammograms detect that they have dense breasts. Critics say the information raises anxiety more than it improves care.
It’s been more than a year since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 was lost with 239 people on board. Officials now say they’ll double the already huge search area to 46,000 square miles next month.
Golf courses are water hogs, and that thirst is especially notable as California’s drought grows in severity. At Pelican Hill, a top golf course near Los Angeles, water conservation is an obsession.
Virginia found 1-in-5 of its touchscreen machines vulnerable to attack with passwords as easy as “abcde.” As voting equipment ages, new concerns are being raised.
Britain forced thousands off Diego Garcia, a remote Indian Ocean island, in the ’70s to make way for a U.S. military base. For 40 years residents have fought to return. Now they have a growing chance.
Author Melanie Hoffert grew up gay in rural America, where coming out was difficult. But that hasn’t stopped her family from having a frank and challenging conversation about same-sex marriage.
People who took acetaminophen responded less strongly to happy or sad photos in a small study. It’s one of several studies suggesting that there’s an overlap with pain and other feelings.