In 2010, the southern Afghan town of Marjah was a haven for the Taliban and drug traffickers. Today, after a massive effort by the U.S. Marines, the Taliban have fled and the area is relatively peaceful. But many are concerned about Marjah's future once American combat forces leave the area.
Data from a mobile phone app shows that people all over the world eat less healthy foods later in the day and at night. Is it a lack of healthy options? A lack of willpower? Whatever the answer, it's not good for our health.
Unless leaders in Europe act quickly, the financial crisis there could drag down the global economy and kill what appears to be a "fragile, extremely uneven" recovery, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warns.
A mass tax revolt is under way in Ireland, and hundreds of thousands of people have resolved to break the law and refuse to pay a newly-introduced levy on households. The tax is $125 a year, but protesters say it could lead to larger property taxes in the future.
Chen Guangcheng is settling into his new apartment in New York. But Chen says he is worried about the safety of members of his family left behind in China, and the activists who helped him escape from house arrest and take refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
Intense fighting in Lebanon has killed more than a dozen people over the past week. One deadly battle was sparked by the murder of an anti-Syrian Lebanese cleric. The violence is stoking fears that the conflict in Syria is spreading to its neighbors.
As an austerity move, Spain is considering rearranging its holiday schedule. Holidays that fall on a Tuesday or Thursday tend to become four-day weekends. But now there's a move to mark them on Monday, and limit the weekend to three days.
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