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
Surrounded, hungry and afraid, many Syrians in Aleppo still refuse to leave
Eastern Aleppo could turn into "the largest humanitarian tragedy" of the Syrian conflict, the European Union said.
Hillary Clinton wasn't the only one to break barriers at the Democratic National Convention
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing segment of the US population. Their votes count more than ever.
Rio mayor tears into Olympic organizers over snags
Fifteen of the 31 buildings in the athlete's village had plumbing problems, ranging from leaks to toilets clogged by cement blocks.
Save the Children-supported Syria maternity hospital bombed
A maternity hospital supported by Save the Children was bombed Friday in an air raid in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, causing casualties and damage, the Britain-based charity said.
Turkey's veteran protesters face a scary new reality
Erdogan's old Gezi Park redevelopment, which triggered massive protests in 2013, is back. But the anti-Erdogan activists who protested last time are more fearful now.
What it means to be 'American' is different for Puerto Ricans
Outside Philadelphia's city hall, Puerto Rican activists gathered the first day of the Democratic National Convention to protest for attention from the mainland.
Meet the last native speakers of Hawaiian
Hawaiian is often offered up as a language revitalization success story, a model for other endangered languages to follow. But language revitalization isn’t so simple.
Asia's Meth Wars
Asia’s Meth Wars: Speed and brutality in Myanmar’s borderlands (VIDEO)
A GlobalPost documentary on the biggest drug epidemic in Asia.
Zimbabwe war veterans denounce 'dictatorial' Mugabe
The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans' Association issued a strongly-worded statement saying it would no longer support Mugabe in elections.
IMF boss Lagarde to stand trial over $400 mn payout
IMF chief Christine Lagarde was ordered Friday to stand trial in France over a massive state payout to a colourful tycoon when she was French economy minister, dealing a setback to her stellar career.
Migrants 'crushed, drowned' in dinghy horror
The crew of a rescue ship discovered the dead at the bottom of a dinghy when they picked up over 200 migrants on Wednesday in the Mediterranean.
In hot Acapulco, too many bodies in morgue's fridges
Morgue workers lift a dismembered male body dumped on the street of a poor Acapulco neighborhood in broad daylight, then pick up his severed leg and a bag containing his head.
Brazil arrests group planning terrorism during Olympics
The group, made up of Brazilians, had allegedly declared loyalty to the Islamic State organization.
'I was ready to die' says man who tried to stop Nice attacker
A man captured on video trying to stop the July 14 carnage has been found alive.
Turkish 'unity' rally condemns coup amid torture claims
Many thousands of Turks massed Sunday for the first cross-party rally to condemn the coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, amid a purge of suspected state enemies.
As the GOP trashes China, Beijing warns of potential war with US
There is a common thread between the screeds coming from Beijing and Cleveland.
Some Black Lives Matter activists plan not to vote in November
Hawk Newsome cares deeply about America's presidential election. But one thing the activist says he won't be doing in November is voting. For anyone.
Women are being silenced in Turkey's crackdown
Some women’s groups say they are being specifically targeted. On Twitter, many women are reporting an increase in harassment on the streets.
Top independent reporter dies in Kyiv car bomb
Pavel Sherbet, a Russian national born in Belarus, was a pro-Western reporter in the Ukraine capital.
Pregnant Afghan teen's death sparks call to end child marriage
The family of the 14-year-old girl says she was tortured and set alight by her husband's family.
Cash crunch hits mass weddings in northern Nigeria
Under the matchmaking scheme, Kano state pays the bride price and provides furniture and household utensils for the newlyweds. But the government no longer has enough money.
Film shows Syria rebels beheading boy
An earlier clip shows fighters accusing the boy of being a member of Al Quds brigade, a Palestinian group fighting with the regime forces.
Bangladesh says 261 missing amid radicalisation fears
Doctors, engineers and university students are among 261 people officially missing in Bangladesh, with some feared recruited by Islamic militant groups, as the country reels from a wave of deadly attacks.
IOC studies 'legal options' on Russia ban from Rio Olympic Games
The move came after a World Anti-Doping Agency commissioned report said there had been state-sanctioned doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and other major events.
Turkey suspends 15,000 education staff after failed coup
The ministry said the suspensions were linked to the "Fethullah Terrorist Organisation," which is how it labels the network of followers of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
The Islamic State group claims Germany attacker as one of its 'fighters'
The attacker, a 17-year-old Afghan refugee later killed by police, seriously wounded four members of a family from Hong Kong, two of whom were in critical condition.
Meet a few of the bikers backing Donald Trump
Bikers for Trump gathered on Monday to show their support for the Republican presidential candidate. Here's why they back him.
Food & Travel
Will breadfruit be the next superfood?
Breadfruit has a long, sordid history. Now, researchers in Hawaii are hoping it can shake its past and help alleviate world hunger.
The workers who pick your summer berries are asking you not to buy them
Protests over working conditions at a farm in Washington state have been going on for three years. Here's why 2016 might be a turning point.
Samia Yusuf Omar earned fame as a runner, but died as a refugee. A new comic honors her.
Reinhard Kleist's latest comic book brings Olympic dreams and the refugee crisis to life.
Cleveland on security knife edge for Republican convention
Law enforcement agencies have thrown a ring of steel around downtown and anti-Trump demonstrators are protesting at the convention site.
Germany slams 'revolting scenes' in Turkey and warns on death penalty
Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said a return of capital punishment in Turkey 'would mean the end of EU membership talks.'
Fear in Syria's rebel-held Aleppo as regime lays siege
Civilians in rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo expressed fears Monday of a lengthy government siege, as food supplies dwindled after regime troops seized the only road into the city's east.
Turkey's coup failed, but it can still hurt the fight against the Islamic State
The US had to temporarily halt operations at Turkey's air base. Now the purge of thousands of Turkish military staff is expected to hurt its NATO abilities.
Why Turkey just had an attempted coup
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has survived a military coup. Here's what happened.
Leaks and Hacks
Worldwide Pokemania crashes servers, raises security concerns
For the love of Pikachu: Many of the estimated 21 million users were playing Saturday when servers crashed across Europe and America.
Journalists got trained like war correspondents to cover the US conventions
Violence at Donald Trump rallies and the ubiquity of firearms at public events has prompted some news outlets to train their political reporters in conflict-zone survival.
The Islamic State claims responsibility for the truck massacre in Nice
The group said an IS "soldier" carried out a "new, special operation using a truck" to cause the carnage in France. But the claim should be taken with caution.