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A doctor wearing protective clothing.

1,400 people have died so far in the second largest outbreak of Ebola in history

The World Health Organization said it is deeply disappointed "the affected countries have not received the funding and resources needed for this outbreak."
People demonstrate for the legalisation of gay marriage and parenting on December 16, 2012 in Paris, France.

The 28 countries around the world where same-sex marriage is legal

Ecuador became the latest country to approve same-sex marriage on June 12, joining a handful of other Latin American nations.
Conch salad.

The most popular snack in 25 countries around the world

From raw fish to sweet waffles, these are the most popular snack foods around the world.
Japan is busy, but it can feel lonely.

A quarter of straight men and women under 40 in Japan are still virgins, and the number seems to be rising

People in Japan in their 30s who still with their parents are known as 'parasitic singles,' and some are turning to virtual assistants and cartoons for companionship.
Sebastian Kurz

Meet 13 of the youngest politicians around the world

In the US, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress at age 29. Many nations have members of parliament as young as 22.
The meme that started in China can now be seen all over the world.

A video showing 4 generations of family went viral in China, and now people are recreating it around the world

A viral "challenge" calls upon people with four generations of family to show it in a video — and families around the world have joined in on the fun.
Canadian "Mounties" holding the new $10 bill.

The most unique currencies in the world

From see-through panels to waterproof bills, here's a look at cutting-edge currencies from around the globe.
Legendary guests including Lyndon Johnson and Judy Garland once stayed at the now abandoned Baker Hotel in Texas.

20 stunning abandoned hotels around the world and the history behind them

From forgotten beach resorts to former celebrity hotspots, here are 20 of the coolest abandoned hotels around the world and the history behind them.
Instead of Warsaw, head to the charming streets of Krakow, Poland, instead.

17 under-the-radar alternatives to major tourist destinations

Forget about touring the bustling streets of Paris or Rome, and head to these 17 equally awesome but lesser-known alternatives instead.
Día de los Muertos.

5 spiritual holidays around the world that honor the dead

Despite all the candy and costumes today, Halloween started as a way to remember the dead. And while not many other countries celebrate it, they do have their own holidays that pay homage to ancestors and people who have since passed away.