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Do hotel star ratings mean anything anymore?

Plush romantic beach holiday? You go for a five-star place. Budget city crash pad? A two- or three-star joint. Simple, right? Not anymore.

Pakistan grapples with polio fight

More than a month ago, the public health community celebrated the polio-free certification of Southeast Asia including India, viewed as a hopeful step toward global eradication.

Militants killed in Yemen

At least 37 militants were killed by the Yemeni military as part of an ongoing series of operations against al Qaeda, the country's state news agency reported Sunday.

Landslide claims lives of villagers and rescuers

A double landslide that first buried an Afghanistan village and then hundreds of rescuers is a mass grave holding thousands of people after authorities found that digging for bodies in 50 meters of mud and rock to be impossible, officials said

Roadside bomb kills 10

A roadside bomb in Mogadishu killed a former regional government administrator and nine other people on Saturday, according to Somali police.

7 fascinating cities of destruction

The world tends to celebrate the ingenuity and strength of great civilizations that have flourished by successfully subduing nature.

Australian company claims it found Flight 370

A private Australian company says it has found what it believes is wreckage of a plane in the ocean. But leaders of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are dismissing the claim.

Two former pontiffs installed as saints

Popes John XXIII and John Paul II were canonized Sunday by Pope Francis in a ceremony witnessed by huge crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City.

How the Catholic Church makes saints

On Sunday, for the first time in history, the Catholic Church will canonize two popes on the same day.

Operation Babylift celebrates 39 year anniversary

Thirty-nine years ago, on April 26, 1975, the last Operation Babylift left Vietnam. Approximately 2,700 children were flown out of South Vietnam to the U.S.