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
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.
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To some Iraqis, the Mosul Dam is scarier than ISIS
The US says the dam is at risk of bursting this spring, sending a flood down the Tigris that could wipe out villages and kill hundreds of thousands of people in a matter of hours.
Leaks and Hacks
Why the secret world of offshore banking matters to you
Check out these interactives to understand the biggest data leak in history.
The 'Latino vote' is a myth
The idea of a singular Latino population is a US creation.
Muslims have been migrating to the US for centuries
You might say Muslims are more American than apple pie.
Here's what happens when women are punished for having abortions
Donald Trump said women should be punished for getting abortions. In El Salvador, they are.
Burundi’s last civil war killed 300,000. A new one is coming
Once again, Burundi is spiraling toward civil war.
Libya now has three governments, none of which are able to govern
The next few weeks will be crucial in deciding Libya’s fate.
A Chinese funeral parlor is using 3-D printing to help the dead look their best
“It is difficult for relatives to see incomplete faces or bodies of their loved ones when they attend memorial services, and makeup cannot always sufficiently repair them."
Why Singapore is ground zero for the robot car revolution
Silicon Valley is the world’s top research hub for autonomous cars. But Singapore appears primed to tap America’s technological gains and get them on the road first.
Boko Haram kidnapped 300 children and it barely made the news
Human Rights Watch calls it the biggest documented school abduction by Boko Haram militants. The Nigerian government denied it happened.
Cities have found a better way to reach the homeless: Services on wheels
Mobile laundry, free haircuts and other small ways to help the world’s homeless.
China tells developers: Stop giving things embarrassing Western names
Chinese officials say property developments with names like "Yuppie International Condos" and "Merlin Champagne Town" are threatening the country's dignity.
The global rent-a-womb industry is starting to crumble
Developing nations are getting tired of renting women's bodies to Westerners.
Meet the tiniest, fluffiest ambassador for the critically endangered Philippine eagle
A new chick offers hope for the survival of one of the world's most endangered eagles.
With US help, Saudi Arabia is obliterating Yemen
The Saudi-led coalition may be guilty of war crimes in Yemen. And that means the US might be complicit as well.
Why Cambodia's sex workers don't need to be saved
Painting sex workers as pitiful girls swallowed by an underground industry doesn’t help women with limited work options.
Food & Travel
It's time to put down the civet-poop coffee
And not just because it's passed through an animal's anus.
If the Syrian civil war happened in your country, it would look like this
This application simulates what the scale of the war would be if it were happening where you live.
What's killing China's judges?
Answer: The state's grip on the law. At least according to Chinese legal professionals, who have just seen another colleague murdered at the hands of a disgruntled plaintiff.
Thailand's monks are so fat they need to wear special girdles
Nearly half of the country's monastic order is obese, a study has found.
About one in three Latin Americans is enjoying pirated cable
The thing is, a lot of them don't even know it.
In Indonesia, homophobes say the craziest things
Instant noodles and emojis turn kids gay, LGBT rights are worse than nuclear war ... Some Indonesians' ideas about homosexuality aren't just bigoted, they're downright bizarre.
Myanmar is quietly experiencing its largest uprising in years
The rebels' goal isn't democracy, but an end to the military-backed drug trade.
A shortlist of Canadian women who deserve to be on a bank note
So many amazing candidates.
'Unfair and lovely': South Asian women dare to be dark
After years of artificially whitening their skin, more and more women are embracing their natural shades.
The refugee crisis is turning more girls into child brides
For many parents, it is a desperate measure sought in extreme circumstances.
The cruel irony behind the most powerful passports in the world
As the European Union tightens restrictions on migrants wanting to enter the region, European travelers are enjoying the freest movement in the world.
How 'Mad Max: Fury Road' caused actual fury in the world's oldest desert
Residents and environmentalists say the Oscar-lavished film crew damaged the fragile desert ecosystem in Namibia.
The 5 European leaders most likely to be Donald Trump’s soulmate
Europe has its own breed of right-wing populists, and their rise toward the continent's corridors of power is no joke.
Made in North Korea: $300 ski jackets, and a whole lot more
Rip Curl has apologized after some of its snow wear was discovered to have been made by a factory in North Korea. But the problem goes far beyond a few ski jackets.