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Egypt's era of hope has ended

Eight years ago, Egypt was the beacon of hope for the Arab world. Now it is a cautionary tale. Protesters in Sudan and Algeria have learned to distrust the promises made by their militaries, because so many of those made in Cairo have since been broken.

$14 billion Dubai desert megaproject

Under the Arabian sun, a monumental construction effort is making headway. Located deep within Dubai's desert interior, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park -- named after the emirate's ruler and the UAE's vice president and prime minister -- continues to grow and has just passed another milestone.

157 children rescued from trafficking ring

More than 150 children -- some as young as 11 -- were among 220 people rescued from sex and labor trafficking rings in West Africa, Interpol said.

World sadder and angrier than ever before, study finds

It's not just you -- the world really is getting more miserable.

Wall Street titans return to Saudi Arabia

Some of the biggest names in global finance appeared in Riyadh on Wednesday, hours after news that Saudi Arabia had executed 37 people turned the spotlight back on the kingdom's human rights record.

Inside a school using AI to transform how kids learn

No books, no whiteboards, no markers or pens.

Should AI be used to catch shoplifters?

New artificial intelligence software is being used in Japan to monitor the body language of shoppers and look for signs that they are planning to shoplift.

VR is transforming HR

A growing number of companies are using virtual reality to recruit and train staff, with immersive experiences giving employers new ways to deliver training and foster empathy at work.

India is building a city from scratch

India is building a new city to give global investors an easy way into its booming economy.

$135m-rated teen celebrates goals with ball-boy kid brother

At the tender age of just 19, Joao Felix is already breaking records, not to mention attracting admiring glances from Europe's biggest clubs and comparisons to some of Portugal's greatest players.

Testing futuristic supercar in China

Under the sunny skies of Sanya last time out, DS Techeetah became the sixth different Formula E team to have a driver top the podium in the six races so far in this wildly unpredictable season.

How horses became mental health 'therapy'

Debbie Matthews was "petrified" of horses growing up. She would turn down the opportunity to attend race days with her father and had no interest in the sport.

Serving life for murder, but golf art was his savior

Caged for a murder he didn't commit, Valentino Dixon sought solace in art.

Women's World Cup players to watch

Former New Zealand international Rebecca Smith chooses her top three players to watch at the incoming Women's World Cup in France.

A visual history of female rage

In the wake of the Kavanaugh hearings last September, I developed a new self-care routine: I put on a sheet mask, cue up some soothing music, and look at paintings of murderous women.

A music scholar's take on Beyonce's latest

On April 9, 1939 the African-American opera singer Marian Anderson made history when she performed outdoors on the National Mall in Washington.

'Flawless' diamond found in Botswana

Botswana has unveiled a blue diamond whose value could outstrip that of the storied Hope Diamond: the 20.46-carat, close-to-flawless Okavango Blue.

Stunning photos show 'Black is Beautiful'

To some, Kwame Brathwaite was the "Keeper of the Images," capturing black creativity and expression in its purest and most candid of forms. Between the late 1950s and the late 1970s, the Brooklyn native made his career documenting the burgeoning black art and political movements in New York -- most notably, the "Black is Beautiful" movement that encouraged black people to accept and celebrate their natural features.

Why was this car hidden away for 30 years?

If this car could talk, it would describe a road to fame with all the twists and turns of a Hollywood plot.

The most beautiful places on Earth

The world's a spectacular place, full of hidden and overt beauty in every corner. But beauty's also subjective. It'd be impossible to get a unanimous decision on the most beautiful places around the world -- but we think this list is a good start to plan your travels.

'Lighter-than-air' aircraft has first test flight

An innovative aircraft that turns into a "lighter-than-air" balloon to propel itself forward has been flown for the first time.

This nurse cared for a baby who was left alone in the ICU. Then she adopted her.

Liz Smith had always dreamed of becoming a mother and building her own family, but her road to motherhood was rough. She suffered from infertility and went through several treatments that didn't work.

A teen saves for 2 years to buy his friend an electric wheelchair

Two high school buds in Norman, Arkansas are reminding the world about the power of friendship and how it can change lives.

A 2-year-old couldn't walk on his own. So a high school robotics team built him this.

Due to a genetic condition, Cillian Jackson, 2, can't walk. But the Minnesota boy now motors around in style, thanks to some enterprising students at his local high school.

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