The following countries either placed in the top 5 or bottom 5 according to the latest corruption ranking by Transparency International. All scores are out of 100, with higher values representing less corruption while low ones represent more.
Every year, Forbes releases a list of people 'who truly rule the world.' Candidates must either have power over lots of people, be very wealthy, control resources, or in some cases, have all of the above.
You've probably heard about all non-essential federal services being closed south of the border, but people are only starting to realize what that actually means. Here are the unexpected ways that the shutdown might affect you.
Summer is a season where everything stinks, re-runs play all day and one where beautiful landscapes turn barren - good riddance! Here are all of the reasons why you should be rolling out the red carpet for autumn, instead of dreading the end of the heat.
In a feat of unprecedented, mammoth engineering, 6,000 tonnes of pressure were applied to a cruise ship in an effort to right the massive vessel. While officials say progress is going slower than expected, the ship has broken free of the Italian reef it has been stuck in for almost a year.
Victims' loved ones gather on the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York to read the names of the dead, and hold moments of silence. Nearly 3,000 were killed when hijacked jets crashed into the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon in 2001.
Don't try this at your camp-side bonfire. Around 61,000 people gathered to watch this year's 'Burning Man,' where massive wooden objects are set ablaze. This year's festival featured the theme 'cargo cult' - celebrating the mythical arrival of an alien visitor. Better get some ice though, it's about to get toasty.