TIME Germany

See the 25th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s Fall

"Nothing and no-one can stand in the way of freedom," said Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit

The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was marked by the release of 8,000 helium balloons over the German capital.

The Berlin Wall was constructed in 1961 to prevent people fleeing the Soviet-controlled East into the more free and affluent West.

Its fall in 1989 was a symbolic start to the process that would eventually end the Cold War.

TIME Mexico

See Mexico’s Protests Over the Murder of 43 Students

Thousands have taken to the street across Mexico over the last few weeks to complain about the government's handling of the case

At least 14 young people have been arrested in Mexico City after protests erupted over the suspected murder of dozens of students.

A mob attacked the National Palace, burning the main door and daubing slogans on the walls, after authorities said gangsters had murdered 43 students who had been protesting alleged discriminatory practices in the Guerrero state town of Iguala.

TIME celebrities

Meet Benedict Cumberbatch’s Fiancée Sophie Hunter

The theater director and actress looks like a catch

Benedict Cumberbatch announced that he was engaged to a woman named Sophie Hunter in the Times of London this morning. The Sherlock actor had never even confirmed he was seeing anyone, so who is this mystery woman?

Hunter is a graduate from Oxford and best known in the theater world for directing plays and operas. She’s also had a few small film roles, including 2009’s Burlesque Fairytales, where she met Cumberbatch himself. Take a look at the woman who tied down England’s most popular bachelor.

TIME 2014 Election

Meet America’s 10 Newest Senators

Republicans gained control of the Senate for the first time since 2006 on Tuesday. Meet the freshmen Senators that made the new majority poossible

TIME 2014 Election

This Tiny Election Could Have a Big Impact on the Oil Industry

A small group of North Dakota voters will shape the future of the state's oil industry

As millions of voters across the country weigh in on issues like abortion and marijuana legalization, a new report documents how a small group of American Indian voters deep in the plains of North Dakota are determining the future of an entirely different issue—the course of the state’s oil industry.

Members of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nation are electing a new tribal chairman, and both candidates promise new regulations that will make business tougher for the oil industry there. The tribal chairman exercises considerable influence on the state’s oil industry, which produces more oil than any state except Texas, according to Reuters. MHA controls a third of that production.

The two most pressing issues for the candidates, attorney Damon Williams and tax director Mark Fox, are protecting the environment and ensuring that oil revenue supports members of the tribes. Despite collecting hundreds of millions of dollars in oil tax revenue, the tribe still lacks some basic services. “The oil money is our buffalo,” Williams said. “And one of these days, the buffalo will move on.”

Read the full story from Reuters.

TIME fashion

The 14 Most Iconic Bras of All Time: From Mata Hari to Lady Gaga

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the modern bra, take a look back at some of history's most memorable undergarments

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