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20 boyfriends and 20 iPhones: How one Chinese woman bought a house

<b>Buying a house is generally seen as one of most costly purchases one can make. It's especially true in China, where house prices continue to rise.</b><p>Given what a the challenge it can be to get on the property ladder in the country, it's probably no surprise that Chinese social media was buzzing with …

Weibo

Mexico’s Immigration Program Has A Human Rights Problem

Two years after the US put pressure on Mexico to stem the flow of Central American migrants north, more than 300,000 people have been detained, keeping them from traveling further. But at what cost? Karla Zabludovsky reports from Saltillo, Mexico.<p>SALTILLO, Mexico — During their 1,475-mile journey …

North Africa

Five ways ISIS's future could play out

Mosul is Iraq's third largest city. The Islamic State captured it in June 2014 during a campaign that left it in control of territory the size of the United Kingdom. But on Oct. 16, 2016, a coalition of the Iraqi army, military forces from Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region and paramilitary units, …

Middle East

'The new Cold War is already on' - and some Russians worry that it could turn hot

Moscow resident Irina Karmanina thinks she and millions of Russians may be annihilated by a U.S. nuclear attack if the tension between Moscow and Washington escalates much more.<p>The 54-year-old pediatrician also expects her death would be avenged within minutes by thousands of Russian nuclear …

Russia

Inside the squalid new migrant 'jungles' of Paris

Step out of Stalingrad or Jaurès metro stations in Paris and you step into squalor. A few feet from one exit, Tulu, an Ethiopian, sits at the door of an igloo tent pitched on the footpath under the elevated rail line.<p>She keeps a close eye on her two-year-old son and three-year-old daughter, making …

France

WikiLeaks Documents Reveal United Nations Interest In UFOs

An international UFO committee almost became reality.<p>Revelations in a set of hacked emails released by WikiLeaks earlier this month have sparked new conversations about UFOs and speculation that extraterrestrials have been visiting Earth. But a very significant ― and possibly overlooked ― group of …

South Korean protesters call for president to step down

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of South Koreans took to the streets of the capital on Saturday calling for increasingly unpopular President Park Geun-hye to step down over allegations that she let an old friend, the daughter of a religious cult leader, interfere in important state affairs.<p>The …

South Korea

Indian farmers fight against climate change using trees as a weapon

As the world passes a critical barrier for climate change, radical techniques for turning farms into carbon sinks are growing in popularity in India<p>In 19 years, Ramu Gaviti’s six acres of land have gone from barren, dry and sparsely vegetated to fertile, moist and thick with biomass. Peacocks, wild …