Mysterious human skulls found at Afghan presidential palace
EU to 'step up' taking refugees now in Turkey
Nightmare week for US in Afghanistan forces policy review
NATO doubts Russia on Turkish airspace, says ground troops in Syria
Trans-Pacific trade deal faces test in US Congress
Chinese herbal expert among Nobel medicine prize winners
US calls for rapid return to calm in Jerusalem
The refugee girl who changed Merkel's mind: Where is she now?
Germany has opened its arms to refugees escaping violence in the Middle East, but just a few months ago things were very different.
8 million new toilets later, India isn't much cleaner
The government set itself an ambitious target to give every Indian access to a toilet by 2019. Is it all just money down the U-bend?
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership, there is always a 'but'
Pretty much everything about the world's biggest trade deal is good. And bad.
A nightmare week for US in Afghanistan forces policy review
This morning the US commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan testifies before a Senate committee. Watch live here.
Israel and Palestine
The violence in Jerusalem is spreading. Here's why it could be really hard to stop
Conflict over Jerusalem's holy site is older than the state of Israel itself.
Chernobyl has evolved from a nuclear disaster zone into a nature reserve
"When humans are removed, nature flourishes — even in the wake of the world's worst nuclear accident."
Could the Vatican face racketeering charges for harboring abusive clergy?
To date, the Holy See has completely avoided prison and fines, despite the thousands of accused sex abusers in its ranks.
Belarus' president has a 'Mini-Me' — and he came to the United Nations
Often called 'Europe's last dictator,' Alexander Lukashenko brought his 11-year-old son to the UN.
Why rich Indian landowners are rioting to be seen as oppressed
Call it the Patel Uprising.
The whole story.
Trevor Noah’s Daily Show debut gets rave reviews — from South Africa, at least
Sept. 29, 2015: From Comedy Central's world news headquarters in New York, it's #TrevorDay.
Here's how Russia has been involved in Syria's civil war from the beginning
Airstrikes on Wednesday were Moscow's first military engagement in a distant theater of war since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979.
Women and girls in South Sudan are being held as sex slaves in 'rape camps'
The plight of perhaps thousands of South Sudanese women and girls has remained hidden until now.
A Bahraini doctor — tortured and imprisoned for treating patients — pleads to the US for help
A letter from severely overcrowded Jaw Prison.
The internet is crucial for refugee journeys — and for the smugglers who profit off them
It's one of the main reasons refugees rarely set out without a smart phone.
Race to Berlin: Why refugees and migrants are marching on to Germany
Even if refugees don’t have an idea of what they will do when they arrive in Germany, they speak of it in glowing terms.
US priests accused of sex abuse get a second chance by relocating to South America
GlobalPost confronts five of them, in a yearlong investigation.
Instastink: A couple of Instagram photos of Rio’s bay pollution problem
GlobalPost took a tour around Guanabara bay, the main staging ground for the Olympic sailing events. We didn’t have to wait long to see some disgusting stuff.
Official Europe is getting more radical. Here's what that means for the world
The fringe gains power and targets bulwarks like NATO and market economics.
Here's why Mexico distrusts authorities to find 43 missing students
Independent investigators are punching holes all over the official story.
Put the refugee crisis on pause: Syria's orchestra in exile just performed in Germany
These refugees have discovered a solution to clearing out all the noise and actually bringing cultures together. Other countries should take note. It’s called music.
In Delhi, women rage against 'infantilizing' 7:30 p.m. curfews
It's the patriarchy, stupid.
North Koreans can't get enough of illegal foreign radio
Stay tuned: The BBC is coming to the Hermit Kingdom.
Pope's comments on child sex abuse anger victims
Pope Francis praised his clergy in its handling of child sex scandals in the United States.
If you want to help a refugee, here’s a great way to do it
Europeans show solidarity with refugees by sending their old bikes.
Un nuevo capítulo del escándalo de los abusos sexuales en la Iglesia Católica.
For once, the Indian army didn’t get away with murder in Kashmir
A decision to give Indian soldiers life sentences for killing civilians was hailed as a turning point in relations between Delhi and Kashmir — but some Kashmiris don't trust it.
Syrian war prompts first-ever withdrawal from 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault
Samples of wheat, barley and grasses suited to dry regions have been requested to replace seeds in a gene bank near the Syrian city of Aleppo that has been damaged by the war.
Pope Francis needs to do more to stop priest sex abuse, advocates say
‘To be blunt, Francis hasn’t exposed one cleric…’
The latest violence in Jerusalem looks like more of the same. It’s not
Analysis: Israelis and Palestinians alike brace for Sept. 23, when Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, coincides with the Muslim day of sacred feast, Eid al-Adha.
Even a dusty outpost at the edge of the Sahara Desert has taken in Syrian refugees
Isolated Mauritania is a rare country where the borders remain wide open.
For one shining moment, the US Embassy in Moscow was the best troll on Twitter
America made sure Putin isn’t the only meme in Moscow.
There are so many refugees that cargo ships are moving human beings now
Merchant ships are bound by a UN convention to 'render assistance to any person found at sea in danger of being lost.' Since 2014, they've helped rescue more than 65,000 people.
The latest danger for refugees to Europe: Minefields
More than 50,000 active mines remain in Croatia since the wars in the 1990s.
For China’s Kardashian-like rich, the era of bling may be ending — in prison
A high-flying socialite gets five years behind bars.
Germany still has an awkward Nazi law and some don't want to let it go
The justice minister is trying to revise the Nazi section. Simple enough, right?
Two crazy statistics show Rio’s gross water problem isn't going away
Brazil's barely skimming the surface of trash and feces-filled sites of the next Summer Olympic Games.