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  • Michelle Obama, Katy Perry and more in holiday spirit on red carpet

    Michelle Obama, Katy Perry and more in holiday spirit on red carpet
    The holiday spirit is making its way to the red carpet. We all know Lady Gaga has a penchant for dressing up like a Christmas tree (note the Vera Wang red cocoon jumpsuit and evergreen topper she wore in London on Sunday) but I'm talking about something...
  • Engaging with North Korea

     Engaging with North Korea
    Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
  • Madagascar hopes election will end nearly five years of crisis

    Madagascar hopes election will end nearly five years of crisis
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Madagascar is set to hold elections Friday, trying to shrug off the effects of a 2009 coup that plunged millions of people into poverty and hunger due to subsequent African and Western sanctions and withdrawal of budget aid....
  • Photo essay | Education in wartime Syria

     
    MADAYA, Syria (AP) — Clutching his books close to his chest, 12-year-old Abdo al-Fikri eagerly walked into a classroom last month in Madaya, an opposition-held village in northern Syria, his brother and sister trailing behind him. It has been a year...
  • Teen pregnancy declining, but 7.3 million a year still give birth

    Teen pregnancy declining, but 7.3 million a year still give birth
    The global incidence of girls under 18 giving birth has declined steadily for decades, but with 7.3 million children born to teenage mothers each year, the costs to their health and society remain staggering, according to a U.N. population study...
  • L.A. Times Travel Show to welcome new, returning headliners in 2014

    L.A. Times Travel Show to welcome new, returning headliners in 2014
    Essayist. Actor. Activist. Author. Those are just some of the labels you might apply to Adam Richman, Alyssa Milano, Henry Rollins and Arthur Frommer, the keynote speakers for the Los Angeles Times Travel Show on Jan. 18 and 19 at the L.A. Convention...
  • U.N. to immunize 20 million children against polio in Middle East

    U.N. to immunize 20 million children against polio in Middle East
    BEIRUT – An outbreak of polio among children in war-torn Syria has prompted a mass immunization campaign that aims to vaccinate 20 million children in seven Middle Eastern nations and territories, the United Nations and the World Health Organization...
  • L.A. Filipinos mobilize to assist typhoon victims

    L.A. Filipinos mobilize to assist typhoon victims
    As the death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of the powerful typhoon that swept through the Philippines last week, Southern California’s local Filipino community has been mobilizing to assist in relief efforts. A 5K Charity Walk was held...
  • Ronan Farrow: Our next public intellectual

    Ronan Farrow: Our next public intellectual
    Alongside our heaps of reality television personalities, Kardashian-style celebrities and teenage pop stars, the United States is poised to get something it sorely needs: a public intellectual. Ronan Farrow has the celebrity background. He's the son...
  • Relief teams rush to typhoon-devastated Philippines

    Relief teams rush to typhoon-devastated Philippines
    MANILA — With the vast scale of death and destruction slowly coming into focus, international relief teams rushed toward the central Philippines, where one of the strongest storms on record left bereft survivors looting food and water or...
  • U.N. denounces mortar attacks on schools in the Syrian capital

    U.N. denounces mortar attacks on schools in the Syrian capital
    BEIRUT — The United Nations on Tuesday denounced as “barbaric” a series of recent mortar attacks on schools in Damascus, Syria's capital, that have left at least four students dead and dozens others injured. “These barbaric...