That’s the good news. The bad news is that there are still 795 million people who don’t get enough to eat — and enough nutrients in their food.
As tax revenues increased and spending cuts took effect, the 2014 budget deficit dropped to the lowest level in six years.
The Ebola virus, terrorist attacks and war are undermining many countries, which means “downside risks have increased” for the global economy.
The World Health Organization is considering ways to check Ebola survivors’ blood for antibodies that could fight off the deadly virus.
This is not normally how you would find them. The animals would normally be spread out on the sea ice, but, as you see in the picture, this year the ice has all melted.
For the first time, the world record in the marathon is now under 2 hours and 3 minutes, after Dennis Kimetto of Kenya tore through the course at Sunday’s Berlin Marathon.
Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general, will resign his post after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and 5 1/2 years of fights with Republicans in Congress.
In a vote presided over by President Obama, the U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a historic resolution aimed at stopping the flow of foreign extremists to battlefields around the world.
Witnesses in eastern Syria near the Turkish border report a fresh round of airstrikes against Islamic State positions.
The group that calls itself the Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show a British man who says he is a journalist and a hostage of the militants.