By NICHOLAS KULISH
Even without the economic crisis, many Europeans seem to believe that the day their new currency was introduced may be one better quickly forgotten.
By IAN URBINA
A plan to drill for natural gas in the Karoo region of South Africa would use millions of gallons of water in a drought-stricken area.
By MOHAMMED IBRAHIM and JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
The loss of Beledweyne, a trading hub near the Ethiopian border, leaves Shabab rebels on the defensive.
By ROD NORDLAND
The director of Afghanistan's orphanages is trying to improve their management but must confront pervasive corruption and political favoritism.
By KAREEM FAHIM
The two largest groups that oppose President Bashar al-Assad agreed on a common approach to organizing a transitional government.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
President Goodluck Jonathan directed top security officials to set up a special counterterrorism unit to fight the growing threat posed by Boko Haram.