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New Train Ticket Offers 53-Day Rail Trip Around The World

Updated: 03/31/2014 - A 53-day journey by train might sound like murder on the Orient Express, but one enterprising British travel company is offering rail tickets that take nearly eight weeks to circumnavigate the globe.

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U.N. Court Orders Japan To Halt Whale Hunt

Posted: 03/31/2014 - The International Court of Justice ruled Monday that Japan can no longer continue its annual whale hunt, rejecting the country's argument that it was for scientific purposes.

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U.S. And Russia Fail To Reach Agreement On Ukraine

Posted: 03/30/2014 - The United States and Russia agreed Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine requires a diplomatic resolution, but four hours of talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break a tense East-West deadlock over how to proceed.

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Ukraine's Combat Dolphins Now Swin For Russia

Updated: 03/31/2014 - Following the Russian takeover of Crimea this month, a lot of residents of Crimea are being asked to switch sides -- but not all of those residents are human.

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70 Dead In Guinea Ebola Outbreak

Posted: 03/29/2014 - At least 70 people are reported to have died from Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Guinea, according to a statement from the West African nation's health ministry.

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Concern As Buddhist Mobs Target Foreign Aid Groups In Myanmar

Posted: 03/28/2014 - Rakhine, located along Myanmar's west coast, has been at the center of an ongoing sectarian conflict between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims, which has seen hundreds of people killed and tens of thousands more made homeless.

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Pyongyang Slams South Korean President Over Nuclear Remarks

Posted: 03/28/2014 - - North Korea has launched a vitriolic attack on South Korea's President Park Geun-hye over comments she made about the country's nuclear program, accusing her of "blabbering" like a "peasant woman."

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Who Will Become Paris' First 'Madame Mayor?'

Posted: 03/28/2014 - As Parisians head to the polls for a second round of municipal elections this Sunday, one of two women could become Paris' first "Madame le Maire".

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South Korea Captures A North Korean Fishing Boat

Posted: 03/27/2014 - A day after North Korea test-fired two missiles, South Korea captured a fishing boat from the North that had crossed into South Korean waters, officials say.

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Turkey Blocks YouTube Days After Twitter Crackdown

Posted: 03/27/2014 - The Turkish government banned YouTube on Thursday, less than a week after Ankara made a similar blackout of the social networking site Twitter, which is estimated to have more than 10 million Turkish users.

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Global Health Success: India To Be Certified Free Of Polio

Posted: 03/27/2014 - India is to be certified polio-free by the World Health Organization after going three years without an endemic case of polio. The eradication of polio in India is one of the biggest achievements in global health efforts.

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Dwarf Planet Discovered At Solar System's Edge

Posted: 03/27/2014 - There's a new exciting find from the far reaches of our solar system: Astronomers have discovered a dwarf planet so far, in fact, that its orbit reaches into a new edge of the solar system.

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