How not to offend the locals while traveling
Stick to the agenda in Japan and don't surprise a German.

Election ads were about issues, says 'Carolina Rising' chief
'Dark money' nonprofit spends millions backing candidate but says ads are about issues.

Country where half the people don't work
The deadly Ebola virus which has ripped through three West African countries has had the biggest impact in Liberia. As of last week, the country has had over 7,000 cases of the disease and nearly 3,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.

US 'horrified' by Syrian regime raids, slams Assad

Rescue workers remove a body following air strikes reportedly by Syrian government forces in the Islamic State (IS) group controlled Syrian city of Raqa, on November 25, 2014The bombing Tuesday was the deadliest by President Bashar al-Assad's air force since Islamic State jihadists seized the city last year and declared it their capital. It was not clear how many Islamic States members were killed, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than half of the dead were civilians. The US State Department condemned the strikes, and said the regime had no value for human life. "We are horrified by the reports that the Assad regime's airstrikes yesterday in Raqa, Syria killed dozens of civilians and demolished residential areas," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement, released Wednesday.

British brothers jailed for Syria terror training

A handout picture received from the Metropolitan Police Service on November 26, 2014 shows the custody photographs of Mohommod Nawaz (L) and Hamza NawazLondon (AFP) - Two British brothers who travelled to Syria with the intention of attending a militant training camp were jailed Wednesday, becoming the first to be sentenced for such offences in Britain.

How to do San Francisco in a day
Tips to help you make the most of your San Francisco visit.