Spiral galaxy PGC 54493, studied by astronomers for a phenomenon caused in part by dark matter (AN/ESA/NASA/Judy Schmidt)
October 31, 2018
This Halloween, scientists celebrate a cosmic riddle of mysterious material known as “dark matter” they believe makes up most of the universe.
Smog covers Beijing's Forbidden City (AN/Public Domain)
October 29, 2018
Tobacco’s stigma has a new rival — air pollution — as the World Health Organization called attention to 7 million deaths a year from simply breathing.
The Universal Postal Union in Bern, Switzerland (AN/John Heilprin)
October 28, 2018
The Universal Postal Union said it has begun taking steps to fix the shipping policies that the Trump administration said undercut American businesses.
Protesters against global arms sales outside the Swiss Parliament Building (AN/John Heilprin)
October 24, 2018
A small protest in the Swiss capital brought into sharper focus growing concerns over global weapons sales and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (AN/Ilyas Ahmed)
October 23, 2018
Turkey’s president said an international treaty half a century old will help investigators unravel the carefully orchestrated killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
"Rest in peace, democracy!"
Bucharest anti-corruption protest (AN/Cristian Iohan Ştefănescu)
October 22, 2018
Corruption erodes governance. But the fight against it can bring unintended consequences. Both were dark themes an anti-corruption conference explored.
A Russian warship with cruise missiles pays a friendly visit to San Francisco in 2010 (AN/Randy Chiu)
October 20, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw the United States from the INF Treaty of 1987, a move that could risk a new nuclear arms race.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during an honor guard ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington (AN/Amber I. Smith)
October 19, 2018
Demands for a U.N.-led investigation into Jamal Khashoggi’s murder widened to international organizations that promote press freedom and human rights.
Saudi journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi (AN/April Brady)
October 16, 2018
The U.N. human rights chief said the likely murder of Jamal Khashoggi would be a serious crime that should make Saudi Arabia and Turkey cooperate fully.
A woman gets a tetanus shot at a Central African Republic clinic (AN/Pierre Holtz/UNICEF)
October 15, 2018
International aid prevented 669 million deaths between 1990 and 2016 by spreading access to health services, but the gains could vanish if donors dry up.