| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:09 PM
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.
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:45 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:08 AM
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...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:46 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:31 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:46 PM
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....
| Oct 21, 2013
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...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 12:52 PM
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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Oct 13, 2013
He was 15 years old but looked 12, a reedy, pale little guy with a mop of dark hair. When he stood in front of the class to tell his story, he was so nervous you could see his skinny legs trembling under his khakis. The drama class assignment was to...