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
Tens of thousands of civilians fleeing a Syrian government offensive have nowhere to hide
Fear and desperation stalk northern Syrian as airstrikes rain down on Aleppo province.
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.
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.
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.
North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.
US-NORTHKOREA-SATELLITE:North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.
Rio Carnival dances toward wild finale, swatting Zika aside
The glittering dancers of the Rio Carnival samba championship and their adoring fans were primed Sunday for their first all-night parade.
Behold Taiwan's earthquake (PHOTOS)
It is one thing to read about a tragedy of such magnitude. It is quite another to take in the images.
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.
Around 50 killed as Boko Haram hits NE Nigeria village
Around 50 people were killed when Boko Haram fighters armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, medics and local residents said on Sunday.
This is how the US-led coalition investigates itself when accused of killing civilians
The Pentagon admits to killing just 21 innocent people in Iraq and Syria since the war began. There is a critical reason that number is so low.
In Moldova, even the ‘good guys’ are accused of corruption
It goes to show just how chaotic politics are in the former Soviet republic, one of Europe’s poorest countries.
On Gandhi’s death anniversary, not everyone is grieving
Opposition to Gandhi persists in India and around the world.
At least 37 dead, including children, as migrant boat sinks off Turkey
The Turkish coastguard on Saturday recovered the bodies of women and children washed up on a beach after yet another migrant boat sank while trying to reach Europe, leaving at least 37 dead.
16 more starve to death in Syria's besieged Madaya
Several dozen more residents of the town are in 'danger of death' because of severe malnutrition, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
Get ready for El Chapo-brand luggage, jewelry, toys and more
The infamous druglord's daughter now owns the rights to his nickname.
The sketchy numbers behind Brazil’s Zika crisis
There is a problem, but don't hit the panic button.
So, what is the Zika virus?
It won't kill you. But it's spreading 'explosively' across the Americas.
Venezuela's capital ranks as the world's most murderous city
Take note, Americans: There are 4 US cities on the list, too.
Iranian oil won't flood the market as quickly as you might think
Now that crippling sanctions have been mostly lifted, oil is a key part of Iran's revival. But it won't be easy, or fast.
Iran's president is basically just touring Europe, picking up checks at this point
With the era of sanctions mostly over, governments and businesses are lining up to meet the Iranian leader.
'Dead Syrian' Facebook hoax spotlights genuine fears among Germany's refugees
A Facebook post about a Syrian refugee's death in Germany sparked a social media storm this week. It was fake, but the feelings it expressed are real for many refugees in Europe.
No breakthrough as Merkel, Renzi pledge to tackle migrant crisis
The German and Italian leaders Friday pledged to tackle Europe's migrant influx but failed to resolve discord on an EU deal with Turkey to limit arrivals, a day after Berlin moved to tighten asylum rules.
The Zika virus has reignited Brazil’s abortion debate
Rights activists are gearing up to push the courts to allow abortion for microcephaly cases.
Remember swine flu? It’s back
Experts say it's preventable, but more than 100 people in Eastern Europe have died from H1N1.
Up to 34,000 flee clashes in Sudan's Darfur
As many as 34,000 people in Sudan's western Darfur region have fled fierce clashes between government forces and rebels around the mountainous Jebel Marra area, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
10 million African children are now obese or overweight
It's a familiar story: As more families move to the city, children get less physical exercise and eat more sugary and fatty foods.
UN panel says Saudi Arabia has violated humanitarian law in Yemen
Saudi Arabia did this by striking at least 146 civilian targets in less than a year.
There’s only one country in the world as corrupt as North Korea
So says Transparency International, which ranks the hermit kingdom at the bottom of its list for the fifth year running.
David Cameron found out the hard way that Muslim women are not #TraditionallySubmissive
The British prime minister might want to update his views.
China's economic nosedive is reverberating around the world
Chinese stocks fell to their lowest point in more than a year today. That's bad for a whole lot of people.
Why cow-loving India wants to keep bullfighting
Cows may be sacred to India's Hindu majority, but many are campaigning to allow a tradition that involves competing to 'tame' bulls by force.
Introducing the gangster warlords of Latin America
In an excerpt from his new book, former GlobalPost correspondent Ioan Grillo finds his way to a Brazilian cocaine party.
The Mexican actress who brought Sean Penn to El Chapo isn't talking now
Kate del Castillo no longer wants to give details of her contacts with the brutal drug lord.
Argentina, land of beef, might have to start importing steaks
'The government is very worried,' the vice president said.
Russia’s economy is tanking. But McDonald’s is still lovin’ it
The Golden Arches are opening up 60 new restaurants this year across Russia, even out in Siberia.
Egypt today looks a lot like it did before the revolution
The start of Egypt's revolution was 5 years ago today. There isn't a lot for activists to celebrate.
The Islamic State is planning more 'large-scale' attacks in Europe: Europol
The Islamic State has honed the ability to launch global attacks and is set to focus more on Europe following the Paris massacre, the chief of the EU police agency said Monday.
Myanmar's forgotten AIDS patients and the Irish nun who cares for them
Amid conflict, drug abuse and poverty, Sister Mary Dillon looks after those at the center of Myanmar's HIV/AIDS epidemic.