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  • U.N. human rights chief blasts South Sudan's leaders as famine looms

    Famine looms in South Sudan. The planting season is already half over, with terrified farmers scattered far from home because of fighting. But the country's leaders seem unconcerned about the impending catastrophe, the United Nations' top human rights...
  • Syrian airstrike on Aleppo school kills students, others

    Syrian airstrike on Aleppo school kills students, others
    An elementary school in the Syrian city of Aleppo was struck by a missile from a government jet Wednesday morning, killing at least 19 people, most of them children, opposition activists said. Hundreds of students from various schools in the...
  • In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job

    In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job
    Sami Rahimi sleeps fitfully on a bread rack above the bakery's cold concrete floor. He rises at 5 a.m., sweeps up, washes in a pan of chilly water, then prays. Before the sun has risen, Sami is pushing a dented wheelbarrow through the dim streets, at 13...
  • Disney's 'Small World' ride turns 50 with song that's hard to forget

    Disney's 'Small World' ride turns 50 with song that's hard to forget
    It's a Small World started as a way to promote global harmony, but 50 years later the Disney ride may be more famous for a theme song that's hard for visitors to forget — even when they want to. The cheery tune about laughter, hopes, fears,...
  • Irvine drops 'friendship city' plan with Vietnam town amid protest

    Irvine drops 'friendship city' plan with Vietnam town amid protest
    Confronted with nearly 600 protesters upset over a proposal to join Irvine in "friendship" with city of Nha Trang in Vietnam, Irvine City Council members Tuesday night voted to revise their rules for choosing cities to be friends with. After more than...
  • Backlash ends Irvine's plan for 'friendship' with Vietnamese city

    Backlash ends Irvine's plan for 'friendship' with Vietnamese city
    When a city councilman in Irvine dreamed up the idea of forming a relationship with a coastal town in Vietnam, the leaders of this increasingly multicultural community got a quick, decisive lesson in foreign relations. Hundreds of Vietnamese Americans,...
  • Disney throws big celebration for 'It's a Small World' anniversary

    Disney throws big celebration for 'It's a Small World' anniversary
    From Tokyo to Paris, Orlando, Fla.,  to Southern California, folks all around the globe Thursday are celebrating the ride and song that, for better or worse, has been getting stuck in people's heads for the last 50 years. "It's a Small World" turns 50...
  • Disney to celebrate 'it's a small world' 50th anniversary with global sing-along

    Disney to celebrate 'it's a small world' 50th anniversary with global sing-along
    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of its most iconic rides, Disney Parks announced Friday that it will hold a global sing-along for the "it's a small world" attraction.  The attraction is celebrating 50 years after debuting at the 1964 New York...
  • Southeast Asia is polio-free, World Health Organization rules

    Southeast Asia is polio-free, World Health Organization rules
    WASHINGTON – The World Health Organization declared Southeast Asia polio-free Thursday, marking a global health milestone for India, where the disease accounted for nearly half of all worldwide cases just five years ago. The announcement comes...
  • Diana Ross Brings Down the House for Star-Studded MOCA Gala

    It was all a bit strange in that it was oddly normal. Not famous people at a fancy event normal - a particular kind of status quo in and of itself - but over at a friend's house for a dinner party typical. At the 2014 Museum of Contemporary Art gala held...
  • Disney gives global birthday kiss to It's a Small World

    Disney gives global birthday kiss to It's a Small World
    Disney's It's a Small World ride is turning 50, and it received a global birthday party on Thursday. A segment on "Good Morning America," broadcast on Disney-owned ABC, showed groups from Disney theme parks and other locations singing the well-worn...