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
Why the leader of a US Muslim coalition wants you to vote for Trump
Saba Ahmed is a lawyer and the founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition. She says the GOP represents Muslim values better than the Democrats do.
For Hong Kong dissidents challenging China, ‘it feels like 1984’
As publishers and dissidents get snatched up after angering Beijing, fear and fury become the new normal.
Frustrated refugees are trapped waiting in Greece, living in boxcars and tents
Scratches on the wall mark the number of days one Syrian has spent in a camp that is home to 10,000 of the 54,000 refugees in Greece.
A quiet revolution is beginning in Beirut
The Lebanese capital's "rivers of trash" are finally beginning to have an impact on the political order: An upstart movement just made a significant dent in the mainstream parties'
Canadian wildfire flareups force more oil region evacuations
"The evacuation zone has increased north of the city of Fort McMurray due to evolving fire conditions," the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo said.
Food & Travel
Closure of BBC recipe website cooks up storm in UK
The public broadcaster is mothballing 11,000 recipes. Many Britons are wondering what they will eat in future.
Half of all refugee children worldwide are not getting an education, aid group says
The world is facing an unprecedented displacement of people fleeing conflict, economic hardship and persecution. Many of the displaced are children who are not going to school.
Asia's Meth Wars
How Asia's meth is made
This quick animation shows you how the region's most popular drug gets sourced, cooked and sold across borders.
This global warming GIF shows how hot Earth has gotten over the past 165 years
The Paris climate deal aims to keep the average global temperature from rising 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Here's one way to see how close we already are.
The world's new lightning capital sees more than 100,000 flashes a year
On busy nights, lighting strikes there thousands of times per hour.
Russia is literally giving away land for free
President Vladimir Putin signed a law this month granting 2.5 acres of land in its Far East territory to any Russian who wants it. What's the catch?
Residents in Rio are worried their city isn't ready for the Olympics
The deadly collapse of part of a new bike path, an Olympics legacy project, was a terrible sign. Will Rio be ready?
Photos: In Athens, an abandoned hotel has become a refuge for asylum-seekers
Thousands of migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan still languish in European cities, awaiting asylum and the rights and privileges that come with it.
Chapo extradition expected by year's end: US official
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to be extradited to the United States by the end of the year, a US official said Monday after a court approved the move.
What life looks like in Canada's 'Tehranto,' where 100,000 Iranians live
In 2009, photographer Javad Parsa was forced to leave his native Iran. Now he documents the lives of Iranians living in Canada.
Inside the surreal restaurants that North Korea operates around the world
Even Americans are welcome in these North Korean outposts. But Pyongyang may be recording it all.
In parts of India, the heat is scorching and the water is almost out
India's monsoon is still nearly a month away, and the heat is scorching, but parts of the country have nearly run out of water.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.”
Why Indonesia keeps blowing up boats on TV
And why the Indonesian public is eating it up.
In Germany, creative craft beer brewers face off against a medieval purity law
In 1516 the "Reinheitsgebot" mandated that beer could only contain water, barley and hops. A later tweak to the law added yeast. Orange zest and coriander? Not a chance.
Food & Travel
This Thai dish is so delicious, it just might kill you
Welcome to northern Thailand, where bile is a flavor enhancer.
The first sub-Saharan Starbucks opens with an invite-only launch party
Tastes like middle-class consumerism.
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.
Shinola is trying to sell Detroit's comeback story, and its watches, overseas
A Detroit company brings its marketing message of the gritty underdog to Europe.
During WWII, European refugees fled to Syria. Here's what the camps were like
Europeans once fled across the Mediterranean to Syria, Egypt and Palestine.
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.
K-pop’s gross double standard for women
The Korean pop music empire is now perhaps the country's biggest export, yet the product it peddles is all too often incredibly sexist.
America’s trucking industry faces a shortage. Meet the immigrants helping fill the gap.
As veteran drivers age out, immigrants are stepping in. In California, nearly 50 percent of truck drivers were born outside of the United States.
In this Indonesian province, non-Muslims who violate Sharia get a choice: jail or a public beating
The first non-Muslim to run afoul of an intensified campaign enforcing Islamic law is a 60-year-old Christian woman who sold booze on the sly.
'Inshallah' — so much more than just a phrase that gets you kicked off a plane
Apparently we need to talk about this.
Some drug cartels now make more money from gold than cocaine
Gangs in Peru and Colombia move from exporting illegal drugs to illegal gold.
You can still take the bus into Syria, even to ISIS-held areas
Despite civil war in Syria, and airstrikes by US, Russian and Syrian jets, bus service continues to towns and cities across the country.