Some governments recently said that agricultural investments should supply "culturally acceptable food." Now they're trying to define what that is.
Robert Siegel speaks to Patrick Kidd, the editor of The Times Diary, about the sounds of mechanical typewriters piped into the newsroom of The Times in London.
American troops are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by year's end. So the military is sifting through 13 years of accumulated stuff to see what will be scrapped, given away or sent home.
Defeating the militant group Islamic State in the Middle East will depend on getting Sunni Muslims to reject it. And Sunnis, the region's majority religious sect, are divided, insecure and struggling over their identity.
The U.S. government has a detailed and technical system for determining a famine. But conditions in South Sudan make it extremely difficult to assess just how dire the situation is.
Douglas McAuthur McCain has earned a dubious distinction, as the first American to die in Syria fighting for the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.
Irn Bru is a neon orange soda that inspires passion and may help explain the strong independent streak in Scotland as it prepares to vote Sept. 18 on whether to break away from the United Kingdom.
India wins praise for providing free lunches to 120 million of its poorest children. But lax supervision has led to lapses that have sickened and even killed youngsters.
Villagers in Al-Qoush opened homes and schools to Iraqis fleeing the advance of the Islamic State. But that was June. Now it's a ghost town, as silent as its 6th-century monastery.
Water is scarce in India, which is a good reason not to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. A journalist came up with another option — give a bucket of rice to a hungry person. Her version is going viral.
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