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Ebola-hit Sierra Leone's late cocoa leaves bitter taste

Cocoa farmer Sam Turner grips tight as his bike wobbles along the country track in Ebola‑hit eastern Sierra Leone, groaning under the weight of beans...

Echoes of a once famed nightlife in Syria's ravaged Aleppo

A sliver of Aleppo's once famous nightlife has returned to the war‑torn Syrian city, with cafes and singers catering to residents of...

Afghanistan's first fun park brings joy amid war

Excitement builds in the queue forming behind the barbed‑wire security fence outside Afghanistan's first amusement park as children in bright...

Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road

The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five‑year lows. The bad news: a lot more people will be on the road.

'Tom of Finland' gay images set for bedroom and bath

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish textile company hopes to cash in on the popularity of artist Touko Laaksonen's homoerotic images among the gay...

Metrosexuals be gone: Europe is agog for beards

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jakub Marczewski grew a beard six years ago because he was too lazy to shave. Now he finds himself in the middle of a global...

Gift Guide: Help your selfie with some add-on gear

ATLANTA (AP) — Not all selfies are created equal. Some are blurry, are poorly framed or miss the action entirely because you might be scrubbing your...

Corks pop around the world as Beaujolais Nouveau arrives

Thousands of wine lovers braved the cold to get the first sip of this year's Beaujolais Nouveau in its home town as part of a time‑honoured...

Iraq: Ballet school speaks to city's resilience

BAGHDAD (AP) — Ann Khalid did not feel well but she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with her classmates. The...

LA becomes stage for high-speed luxury cars

DETROIT (AP) — Few people need an SUV with 567 horsepower that can scream around a racetrack and go from zero to 60 in four seconds. A small but...