Myanmar's election, results and transition
Egypt police kill leading Islamic State militant in Cairo
Editor behind Denmark's Mohammed cartoons steps down
Islamic State kidnaps, kills seven in southern Afghanistan: police
More US troops possible in Syria: Pentagon chief
Support for Germany's right-wing AfD rises to 9 percent
Two Serbian embassy staff seized in Libyan 'ambush'
Russian soldiers geolocated by photos in multiple Syria locations, bloggers say
Knife, car attacks in West Bank wound 6, attackers shot
11,000 Russian travellers fly home from Egypt: deputy PM
What it means when interest rates fall below zero percent
Around the world, central bankers are hoping sub-zero interest rates will spur economic growth. Not everyone is convinced.
World powers agree to a 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria — sort of
Parties not involved in the agreement: The Syrian regime and the Islamic State.
The US can learn a lot from Zurich about how to fight its heroin crisis
The Swiss city went from Europe's 1990s drug den to one of the best places to live on Earth.
Food & Travel
Tourists in Thailand have no idea they’re riding killer elephants
Elephants that attack humans are simply recycled back into Thailand's tourist trade, wildlife rescuers say.
You can buy ivory necklaces through Yahoo Japan for pennies
It's dodgy but legal, to conservationists' dismay.
This has to be the catchiest dancehall tune ever about a mosquito-borne virus
'Shout out to pregnant ladies!'
Brazilian researchers find hundreds more microcephaly cases that predate Zika
'Many other potential factors need to be considered as the cause of the outbreak.'
The US is killing more civilians in Iraq and Syria than it acknowledges
The US government has publicly acknowledged just 21 civilian deaths in coalition airstrikes. That number is impossibly low.
NATO deploys warships to Aegean Sea to deal with Europe's refugee crisis
Germany and Turkey, both seeking to limit the influx of migrants, requested the operation. NATO insists it's not focused on 'pushing back refugee boats.'
India's new crowd control tool: Slingshots loaded with marbles and chili powder
It's a 'civilized' tactic, the police say.
Bernie Sanders wants the US to be more like Sweden. Could it work?
Could a Scandinavian-style welfare state work in the US? And what exactly does a 'social democracy' look like in Sweden?
The brutal offensive on Aleppo, as told by the Syrians who survived it
Turkish hospitals are filling up with victims.
A party that approves shooting refugees is getting really popular in Germany
Alternative for Germany has become the country’s third most popular political force, thanks to its aggressive anti-immigration rhetoric.
Forensic report contradicts Mexico's claims about fate of 43 missing Ayotzinapa students
On Sept. 26, 2014, 43 students went missing from a rural teachers' college in Mexico. A yearlong forensic investigation finds the government's version of events doesn't add up.
Since China devalued its currency, it’s spent $400 billion trying to save it
It's not working.
Experts investigate a Zika link to mysterious monkey deaths in Nicaragua
Dozens of howler monkeys have been found dead with no apparent injuries. 'I have never seen anything like it,' says one researcher.
Women are demanding the right to worship at India's temples
Traditionally denied entry to some of India's holiest shrines, women are fighting to have religious restrictions overturned.
Hong Kong riots to defend illegal street vendors — but it's about much more than that
The 'fishball revolution' isn't really about street food.
Check out this 'wearable shelter' designed for Syrian refugees
The prototype coat uses origami-inspired folding to transform into a tent or sleeping bag.
China’s reach over fleeing dissidents is expanding worldwide
Here's why more and more countries are willing to help China capture its critics on the lam.
Merkel’s trip to Turkey highlights a major problem with Europe’s refugee policy
The EU wants to shut out refugees but is pressuring Turkey to take care of more of them.
Canada will end its airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on February 22
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision on Monday at a press conference with Defense Minister Hargit Sajjan and other senior officials.
Chechen strongman claims Russian spies are infiltrating Islamic State
Pro-Kremlin Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has claimed spies from his region of Russia are being sent to Syria to assist Moscow in its bombing campaign.
Experts worry Zika today may cause more birth defect cases later
It's Carnival time in Brazil — that means lots of skin showing for bloodthirsty mosquitoes.
Why Indians are turning down Facebook's free internet
Free Basics by Facebook lets users access certain websites free of charge. But at what cost to net neutrality?
40,000 people are starving to death in South Sudan
New figures released in a UN report describe some of the worst conditions yet in more than two years of civil war.
The latest crisis in the ongoing human tragedy that is the Syrian civil war
A Russian-backed Syrian offensive in Aleppo has sent tens of thousands of civilians fleeing to the Turkish border. Now they have nowhere to go.
In North Korea, even a failed satellite launch would be a learning experience
We're talking about a country that has nuclear weapons, just no reliable means to deliver them. Yet.
Tens of thousands fleeing a Syrian government offensive have nowhere to hide
Fear and desperation stalk northern Syria as airstrikes rain down on Aleppo province.
You can get a college scholarship for being a virgin in South Africa
There is a strict condition to the Maiden's Bursary Award: the young women must be virgins. There are tests, of course.
Taiwan's terrifying earthquake (PHOTOS)
It is one thing to read about a tragedy of such magnitude. It is quite another to take in the images.
Final parades start in Rio's morale-boosting carnival
Dancers -- some nearly naked, others in elaborate costumes -- strutted into the final round of the Rio Carnival's samba championship Monday, capping a wild party that has helped Brazilians forget about Zika and other worries.
Fourteen dead, 150 missing after Taiwan quake fells buildings
Relatives of residents trapped in a 16-storey apartment complex felled by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that killed 14 people were praying for miracles Saturday.
Food & Travel
9 love letters to some of our favorite places on Earth
The world can be a dark, violent place. But there are still plenty of reasons to love it.
Syrians flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies
The assault around Aleppo, which aid workers have said could soon fall to government forces, helped to torpedo Syrian peace talks in Geneva this week.
It's taken the French 25 years to get upset over 2,400 spelling changes
But now they are really mad.
IKEA loses right to use its own name in Indonesia
Swedish furniture giant IKEA has lost the right to use its own brand name in Indonesia after a legal battle with a local company that claimed the trademark.