Tens of thousands of refugees from Syria continue to flee unrest by traveling to Europe and neighboring countries.
China’s economy has been hurt by weak world demand for Chinese exports, a recent stock market collapse and China’s surprise devaluation of its currency, the yuan.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says the amount of opium produced in Afghanistan has dropped by almost half compared to last year.
President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that he will slow the planned withdrawal of United States forces from Afghanistan.
Conflict in the Middle East continues to grow as violence spreads from various flashpoints.
In Yemen, the human rights group Amnesty International has investigated a series of airstrikes against Houthi rebels last summer.
Almost half of jobs in the United States are likely to be automated within the next 20 years.
International investigators say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down last year by a Russian-made missile.
Taiko drummers beat their drums.
Africa has about 5 percent of global air traffic but 20 percent of accidents and deaths in 2014.