Mount Kilimanjaro Fires Threaten a Diverse Ecosystem

Strong winds and dry weather have hampered efforts to extinguish the spreading blaze on Africa’s highest peak.

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Vivid Street Scenes From Salvador, Brazil

After living for nearly half a decade in the capital city of the Brazilian state of Bahia, a photographer offers an intimate look at a city where the act of celebration is indelibly ingrained.

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The Hagia Sophia Was a Cathedral, a Mosque and a Museum. It’s Converting Again.

Changing the secular space back into a religious one is a risk for the World Heritage site.

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Monsoons Slam South Asia, Displacing Millions in Bangladesh and India

Flooding in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar and Nepal has killed scores of people, destroyed homes and structures, drowned entire villages, and forced many to crouch on rooftops hoping for rescue.

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Turkish Court Clears Way for Hagia Sophia to Be Used as a Mosque Again

The decision to revoke its 80-year-old status as a museum would allow it to become a place of worship but is likely to provoke an international furor.

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New Neolithic Finds Near Stonehenge Site

The finding of a circle of trenches at a nearby ancient village also makes the site the largest prehistoric structure in Britain and possibly in Europe, one archaeologist said.

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