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Aral Sea: How one of world's largest lakes turned into ship cemetery (VIDEOS)
The basin of Kazakhstan’s Aral Sea, once the fourth largest lake in the world, is now completely dry. The history of the sea, which derived its name from a Kyrgyz word meaning “Sea of Islands,” is revealed in a series of 10 videos.

30.09.2014 16:32

Tens of thousands up all night: Massive protests light up Hong Kong skyline (PHOTOS)
Hong Kong is witnessing one of the city's largest rallies in decades, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to join a protest movement, widely known as #OccupyCentral, demanding election reform.

30.09.2014 17:20

Afghan political transition: A quick fix solution or a long-term answer to regional stability?
As Afghanistan gets its new President in the so-called democratic power transfer, South Asia is eagerly calculating the possible fallout over the stability of the entire region.

30.09.2014 12:38

Shocking NASA pics show Aral Sea basin now completely dry
Once the fourth-biggest lake in the world, the eastern basin of the Aral Sea in central Asia is now completely dry. It is the result of a Soviet-era project to divert rivers for agriculture and a lack of rainfall at its source.

29.09.2014 19:51

California drought may leave entire communities with no water in 2 months
A growing number of communities in central and northern California could end up without water in 60 days due to the Golden state’s prolonged drought.

30.09.2014 01:50

Children-paralyzing virus spreads across 40 states
Several hundred US kids are being treated for Enterovirus 68 – a respiratory illness that can cause children to become paralyzed. Outbreaks of the virus have been detected in most of the fifty states.

29.09.2014 22:06

Umbrella Men: Hong Kong’s #OccupyCentral goes viral & visual (PHOTOS)
Over swirls of teargas and blankets of pepper spray that covered Hong Kong, the humble umbrella has become a vital defense tool for Occupy Central protesters, rapidly growing into the rally’s new symbol and an inspiration for viral posts on the web.

29.09.2014 15:50

100 lashes (or 100 months in jail) for gay sex in Indonesian province
Lawmakers in an Indonesia province have passed a harsh anti-gay sex law which will subject violators to public caning and force the regions non-Muslim population to adhere to their interpretation of Islamic Sharia law.

27.09.2014 07:18

The new ‘Blair rich project’: Pushing Trans-Adriatic pipeline against Italians’ objections
Why should an olive farmer from sunny southern Italy remember Tony Blair, the former British prime minister who led the UK into the Iraq war to destroy Saddam’s imaginary weapons of mass destruction?

23.09.2014 16:14

NYC stages world's ‘biggest ever’ climate change march (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Not even a gloomy sky could dampen the spirits of climate activists Sunday, as up to 310,000 marched through New York City pushing for international action against global warming. Thousands of rallies across the world called on governments for change.

21.09.2014 20:05

Happiest country in the world? Global index may surprise you
When you think of how happy people in a whole country are, what do you take into account? True, country well-being and perception of own happiness depend greatly on the economic situation. But it’s Panama that tops Gallup’s Global Well-being Index.

18.09.2014 08:31

Are bikini-clad tourists safe in Thailand? Thai top brass ponder after brutal double murder
Thailand’s military ruler has wondered if tourists wearing bikinis aren’t in danger in the country, following the brutal murder of two UK holidaymakers in their 20s on one of the country’s islands.

17.09.2014 12:48

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