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
The one place where al-Qaeda and the US are on the same side
The forces aligned against the Houthis in Yemen contain some strange bedfellows.
Drought-hit Zimbabwe is selling its wild animals to save them from starvation
"All our national parks are in the driest regions and the biggest question as we experience this drought is who is going to feed the wildlife and who is going to give them water?"
This man lost his daughter to a Saudi bomb. Now he’s fighting back.
A Yemeni man who saw his daughter killed in a Saudi airstrike may never be done grieving. But now his anger has kicked in, and he's fighting back.
Chanel glitz comes to Havana but ordinary Cubans watch from afar
French fashion house Chanel staged its first Latin American catwalk show in Havana.
The Pakistani doctor who reportedly helped the CIA find bin Laden is still stuck in prison
While the CIA took to Twitter to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden, Shakil Afridi was still sitting in a Pakistani prison cell.
Five-year-old Afghan Lionel Messi fan forced to flee his homeland
The family of the 5-year-old boy who became an internet sensation after being photographed wearing a homemade Lionel Messi soccer shirt has been forced to leave Afghanistan.
One of Africa's most active volcanoes is showing new signs of life
When the volcano last erupted in 2002, it displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Now, it's rumbling again.
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China is building its first overseas military base in Djibouti — right next to a key US one
The former French colony is viewed as offering some of the most prime military real estate on the planet.
In one of the deadliest countries in the world, there's one business thriving — the coffin industry
As El Salvador faces a record wave of murders, the coffin-making business in the little town of Jucuapa is booming.
The other Islamic state: al-Qaeda is still fighting for an emirate of its own
A woman who fled war in a Syrian city speaks about life under al-Qaeda's strong Syria branch, Jabhat al-Nusra.
Puerto Rico will default today on $422 million in debt
Instead of paying its creditors, the cash-strapped island nation will fund public sector salaries, health and education budgets.
Venezuelans have set their clocks ahead by half an hour to save electricity
It's hoped the 30 extra minutes of daylight at the end of the day will reduce the use of lights and air conditioning.
Novelist Ayelet Waldman is sending writers to the West Bank to document the occupation
Israeli-born writer Ayelet Waldman tried to put Israel out of her mind for 20 years. Now she and her husband are bringing writers to the region to write about what they see.
In Brazil, a new Zika strategy: billboards that smell like humans and kill mosquitoes
The Mosquito Killer Billboard is built to attract, trap and kill bugs that carry Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses.
Hundreds protest over sacking of Hong Kong editor
Keung Kwok-yuen was fired from the Ming Pao newspaper following the publication of a story linked to the Panama Papers leak, raising concerns about deteriorating press freedom.
Russia, US scramble to halt fighting in Syria's Aleppo
Russia said Sunday it was working to freeze fighting in Syria's Aleppo as US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in Geneva in a bid to restore a nationwide ceasefire.
The first sub-Saharan Starbucks opens with an invite-only launch party
Tastes like middle-class consumerism.
Australian school official banned this film about kids of gay parents
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After storming Baghdad's Green Zone, protesters take pictures of a place rarely seen
"It's one of the most beautiful places to be in Baghdad," one shocked protester said.
Survivors call for US troops to face trial over Afghan hospital air strike
Survivors of a US air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan have called for those responsible to go on trial.
Residents flee as air strikes shake Syria's Aleppo
Terrified residents fled a new wave of air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria's second city Aleppo on Saturday, as a "freeze" in fighting held on two other fronts.
Employers in the UK are offering paid 'paw-ternity' leave for new pet owners
Some companies in the UK are trying out the idea of giving their employees paid time off when they adopt a new pet.
A legal victory in Iran means a cartoonist sentenced to 12 years will be released early
Atena Farghadani had been languishing in Evin Prison for a 2014 cartoon that portrayed Iranian lawmakers with the faces of monkeys and goats. Now she's getting out.
What makes a good bar? Ask one of Mexico's oldest cantina owners
Javier Delgado Corona is 93. His bar in Tequila, Mexico, is ranked among the world's best.
Aleppo mourns Syrian doctor killed in airstrike
"Dr Maaz was considered the best pediatrician and was one of the last ones left in this hell," said one of his colleagues.
Journalist barraged with anti-Semitic threats after profiling Donald Trump’s wife
“They said I’d make a good lampshade,” says Julia Ioffe.
Just how uncivil is Election 2016? MIT's Media Lab has some charts you should see.
“You don’t have to be an MIT scientist to know that the presidential campaign has often been lewd, crude, and rude. But it helps.”
33 rescued lions flown from Peru to S. Africa
More than 30 lions rescued from abuse in Peruvian and Colombian circuses were flown Friday to South Africa, in what campaigners called the largest-ever airlift of big cats.
Why Indonesia keeps blowing up boats on TV
And why the Indonesian public is eating it up.
Raised by war: This is what it’s like to come of age in Iraq
It's unlikely the architects of the Iraq War considered the devastating impact 13 years of conflict might have on the country's children.
US, UN condemn Syria hospital bombing in war-ravaged Aleppo
The United States and the United Nations Thursday condemned an air strike on a hospital in Syria's Aleppo, with Washington demanding that Russia restrain its Syrian ally.
Would FIFA really take the World Cup away from Qatar over human rights abuses?
Soccer's governing body FIFA asked Harvard professor John Ruggie for guidelines on how to handle human rights issues. The question now is whether FIFA follows his recommendations.
China imposes controversial controls on foreign NGOs
The move comes amid a crackdown on civil society, which has seen scores of lawyers, academics and activists detained and dozens jailed.
Food & Travel
Only three people in the world know how to make this Portuguese pastry
Every morning, behind a metal door marked “secret," Carlos Martins and two other bakers get to work.
A former hostage of extremists in Syria thinks the US needs to talk to Assad
American journalist Theo Padnos thinks much more can be done to help Westerners still held captive by extremists in Syria.
Grownups in Thailand are 'adopting' life-like baby dolls and taking them everywhere
It's become popular in Thailand lately for adults, mostly women, to collect life-like dolls that they treat like their own children.
The official Venezuelan work-week is now only two days long
Public servants will now work Monday and Tuesday as part of government efforts to save electricity.