Less than half of U.S. teen moms graduate high school. And Principal Asenath Andrews believes that's a slow death for them by lack of opportunities. "In other countries, we scream at people about throwing away girls, but we [do it], too; we just kill them slowly."
For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice has a history of stirring libidos, and it's no wonder. The longest day of the year tends to kick off the start of the summer season, and with it, the harvest. It should then come as no surprise that the solstice is linked to fertility -- both of the vegetal and human variety.
Record floods have forced thousands to leave their homes in Germany and across central Europe. One animal park owner said it was the worst she'd seen in decades. "I still cannot believe what the water has done."
Brazil and beaches go together like bossa nova and "The Girl From Ipanema," which, of course, put the country on the map as a hub of sun and sand and the eternally tanned and lovely.
Sokha started scavenging in a garbage dump to make money, but she is determined to not let her story end there.
Former South African leader Nelson Mandela was "responding better to treatment" on Wednesday, President Jacob Zuma told the country's Parliament.
Thousands of people demonstrated outside the headquarters of Greece's state broadcaster Wednesday in protest over the government's sudden decision to suspend its activities as a budget-cutting move.
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All that stands between Chloe McCardel and her dream is 100 miles of shark-infested, treacherous waters.
Police arrested 25 demonstrators after clashes Tuesday in the streets of Brazil's largest city, protest organizers said.
Thousands of travelers face disruption and canceled flights Wednesday as French air traffic controllers go on strike for a second day over a European Union plan to create a single European airspace.
The world's oldest person has died in Japan, aged 116 -- just days after the passing of a Chinese woman with a rival claim to the title.
A night of tear gas and water cannons was too much for protest leaders set to meet with the Turkish prime minister on Wednesday. Most have bailed out of the talks, a protest leader said.
Yityish Aynaw has gone from an Ethiopian orphan, to becoming an Israeli beauty queen set to shine on the world stage.
A World War II German bomber, likely the last of its kind, has been raised from the bottom of the English Channel and will be restored for display in a British museum.
As you walk through the Liberdade district of Sao Paulo, you could be forgiven for thinking you are in down-town Tokyo. Bright red torii gates of Shinto shrines line the streets, and myriad Asian restaurants and supermarkets display advertisements in Japanese characters.
Two of the eight candidates running in Iran's upcoming presidential election have dropped out of the race ahead of Friday's election - offering up cryptic reasons for doing so.
French prosecutors in Lille asked Tuesday for charges to be dropped against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn over his alleged participation in a prostitution ring, citing a lack of evidence.
Venezuela has thwarted a plan by two paramilitary groups to kill President Nicolas Maduro, state-run VTV reported Monday.