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These Folks Went Vegetarian Back When It Was Way Uncool

Today is World Vegetarian Day, but every day is reason to go meatless at Hiltl's, the world's oldest continually operating vegetarian restaurant. This pioneering place opened more than a century ago in meat-loving Zurich.

Don't Buy Rouhani's Charm Offensive, Israel's Netanyahu Tells U.N.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is trying to use charm to ease international pressure without scaling back its nuclear efforts, Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu says. "Rouhani thinks he can have his yellowcake and eat it too," Netanyahu told the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday.

When Islands Pop Out Of The Sea

When a powerful earthquake struck Pakistan last week, it triggered a mud volcano that created a new island just off the country's southern coast. It turns out this kind of thing happens every so often. Just ask Charles Darwin.

WATCH: Newborn White Lion Cubs In South Korea

The pair of rare lions were put on public display Tuesday for the first time by South Korea's Everland zoo.

1 In 8 Suffers From Chronic Hunger Globally, U.N. Report Says

The report found gains in fighting hunger and improving diets in several areas, including parts of East Asia, Southeastern Asia and Latin America.

Snowden Is A Finalist For European Human Rights Award

Europe's Sakharov Prize recognizes people who fight for human rights. Other finalists this year include Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived being shot in the head.

Fearing Detention, Many Young Syrian Men Stay In The Shadows

In parts of the Arab world, the streets are full of men, while women are relatively scarce. But in Syria, the civil war has reversed this dynamic. Many young men are living as virtual recluses because they fear they will be detained as suspected rebels or rebel sympathizers.
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Shahan Mufti: "The Faithful Scribe"

Journalist Shahan Mufti describes himself as "100 percent American and 100 percent Pakistani." We talk with Mufti about the importance of storytelling for people and nations alike, and Pakistan's role in world events.


Chemical Weapons Disarmament Team Arrives In Syria

With a deadline of June 2014, the task of dismantling Syria's chemical weapons arsenal is in its early phases.

Russian President Vladimir Putin Takes On Zombies

There's a new video game about to launch called "You Don't Mess With Putin." In it, the Russian leader battles some unlucky zombies at a news conference. But no superhero can do it alone. His sidekick? A hard-drinkin' American who goes by the name Comrade Mike.