Women and children now account for more than half of all asylum-seekers in Europe — and nearly one in 10 of those women are pregnant.
The agency is expanding its inventory of more than a half-billion face photos. But critics question whether the database can help deter crime.
One phone call at a time, American law enforcement agencies are making billions off the families of prisoners to pay for everything from new jails to police cruisers.
China’s citizens are applauding the government's ongoing anti-corruption drive, but critics warn the crackdown — which has led to the arrest of at least 100 senior officials — is causing chaos as the world’s second-largest economy tries to rebound.
At a time when global powers are heralding a ceasefire, Syria’s hospitals face a chronic state of medicine, equipment and staff in deadly short supply.
Caught in a desperate situation, two Iraqi men turned to the Islamic State group for money and a sense of belonging, only to be imprisoned by Kurdish security forces.
Pensioners want the FBI to probe whether financial firms are using obscure provisions to siphon millions from state retirement funds.
After mass shootings killed more than 400 people in the U.S. in 2015, affected communities are demanding answers from lawmakers.
A recent oil rush — and the accompanying avalanche of money — has reshaped Williston, North Dakota. But what becomes of a boomtown as crude prices collapse?
As giant manufacturing hubs in China grapple with a slowdown in orders, migrant workers are struggling to find jobs — and worries are deepening about growth in the world’s second-largest economy.
A string of faulty product allegations against one of the world’s largest gun manufacturers is reigniting tension between consumer safety and America’s affection for unregulated firearms.
Taser, the billion-dollar weapons behemoth, has captured the U.S. market. Now, it wants to conquer Europe.
Marijuana farmers in California’s fabled Emerald Triangle are ready to go legit. Will it be enough for them to survive?
About 5,500 black students earn engineering and computer science degrees in the U.S. each year, but most go unhired by America's top technology companies.
Worries about China's economy, currency and reforms have led to record capital outflows in recent months, prompting the Chinese authorities to change tactics.
Whatever happened to the "Tinder for cuddling" app? Cuddlr became a media sensation overnight and then just disappeared. Now it's back, this time as Spoonr.
The Hyperloop may become the greatest transportation project of the 21st century. Two entrepreneurs are leading separate efforts — but one believes he has an edge.
In 2015, the most unaccompanied kids in six years are likely to enter Germany. Adoption is one solution — but not all refugees want to be adopted.
Some states now require people to pay for their own electronic monitoring once they bail out of jail. And if you miss a payment, you better watch out.
Amid two federal lawsuits and a Florida attorney general investigation, former employees reveal how Dollar Rent A Car’s aggressive sales tactics push agents to mislead, and even frighten, weary travelers.
An international trial against a Congolese warlord is shedding new light on how rape is used as a combat strategy in Congo's mineral-rich east. It's also offering new hope for victims.
What does it take to eat, sleep and train with a professional eSports team? For one thing, it takes a lot of milk — and no women.
A new drug that promises to boost women's libido has inflamed controversy over whether it helps or hurts women. IBTimes interviewed seven women about what it's like to live with a low sex drive — and got their thoughts on a little pink pill called Addyi.
Thanks to fracking, America is the world’s No. 1 oil and gas producer. But the economic bounty it delivers to small communities across the nation comes at a price. Now it’s dividing friends and neighbors in one Ohio county.
Billie Minear thought she was doing the right thing, but helping her in-laws find a better life in Europe didn't bring joy — it brought human smuggling charges. That's because her new family members are Syrian refugees.