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
The new Latina Disney princess somehow lives in precolonial times
Her name is Elena, and she hails from Avalor — a fictional place that draws from several real-world cultures.
In France, there's a call for a Black Lives Matter movement
Many French are protesting the death of a black man in police custody. As they channel the US Black Lives Matter movement, they're also challenging France's "color-blind" norms.
Syria regime pounds Aleppo as UN backs call for truce
Syria's regime intensified air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo province Monday, as the UN backed a call by its top aid official for a humanitarian truce in the city.
Tens of thousands of babies may be born with Zika disorders
Some experts say the new estimate may be conservative.
Islamic State group claims second German attack in a week
A Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up outside a German music festival had made a video pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, authorities said Monday, in the second attack claimed by the jihadists in Germany in a week.
US resisters to the Iraq War are living under the threat of deportation in Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed early support for letting conscientious objectors from the US remain in Canada, but little has been done to formalize their status.
Olympics: No blanket ban for Russian athletes in Rio Games
The International Olympic Committee on Sunday decided not to hit Russia with a blanket ban for the Rio Games over state-run doping.
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.
Beetle named after Chinese President Xi Jinping considered a pest by censors
Any reference to the bug on the internet has been stamped out.
Alleged police-involved torture and killings in Kenya have sparked a movement
Public protests against unlawful police killings are gathering pace, after the torture and murder of a lawyer and two other men, allegedly at the hands of the police.
The world's youngest country couldn't even celebrate its independence
South Sudan became the world's newest country when it split from Sudan in 2011. But now, there are echoes of another civil war.
Mind the font: London's Underground is getting a new look
After a century, London is retiring an iconic typeface, and its replacement has been getting good reviews.
Euro 2016: Meet the player who scored the most important goal in the history of Portuguese football
Portuguese fans are happy that a kid from Guinea Bissau chose to come to their country as an immigrant.
Theresa May to become Britain's next PM Wednesday
Theresa May on Wednesday will become the prime minister who leads Britain into talks to quit the European Union, after her last rival in the bid to succeed David Cameron pulled out.
Thousands remember Srebrenica massacre victims
The remains of 127 people killed in Europe's worst massacre since World War II were finally laid to rest Monday in Srebrenica.
Prominent Black Lives Matter activist arrested
DeRay McKesson broadcasted his own arrest live on social media during a protest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Two men gored in Pamplona bull run
A 29-year-old Spanish matador was also gored to death during a bullfight that aired live on television.
Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan capital
Former rebels and government soldiers exchanged fire on Sunday, two days after gun battles left at least 150 fighters dead.
Alarmed conservationists warn that Borneo's orangutan is on the verge of extinction
A top conservationist body said the world's biggest fish, the whale shark, is also sliding toward extinction.
Up to 300,000 Syrians could get Turkish citizenship
The plan aims to keep wealthy and educated Syrians in the country, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday.
Obama to travel to Dallas
The US president will cut his European trip short to address the crisis at home.
Five tips on how to deal with trauma and the news
There's a program in Philadelphia that helps inner-city kids deal with trauma and PTSD. What they teach the children can also help you deal with the tragic news this week.
Thousands of people are ‘treated’ with radon baths every year in Ukraine
You may know radon as that radioactive gas that can cause cancer. Well, people from all over the former Soviet Union head to Khmilnyk, Ukraine to sit in baths of the stuff.
Here's why Salvadorans don't reach for their cellphones to record police abuse
Many Salvadorans say they're harassed and worse by armed police patrolling poor neighborhoods. But few dare to use the latest technology to hold security forces accountable.
Arrests in US protests as racial tensions heat up
Police arrested scores of people in demonstrations overnight Saturday to Sunday in several US cities, as racial tensions simmer over the killing of black men by police.
Poor, bereaved, hopeless: faces of Venezuela crisis
Yasmari Bello can no longer get the treatment she needs for her breast cancer. 'I suffered stress. I lost weight. I felt I had fought the illness for months and I could relapse.'
These asylum-seekers are being forced to raise their kids in immigration 'jails'
Even short-term stays in immigration detention can be harmful to children, mental health experts say. So why does the US government still hold young asylum seekers?
What’s wrong with Russia’s version of the Patriot Act
Critics ranging from telecom firms to Edward Snowden are slamming new Russian legislation that was pushed through in the guise of fighting terrorism.
Baghdad blast killed 292, many burned alive
A Baghdad bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed 292 people, according to a new toll issued Thursday, many of whom were trapped in blazing buildings and burned alive.
France Telecom execs may be tried over suicides
Thirty-five France Telecom employees took their own lives between 2008 and 2009.
Soviet-style youth squads are making a comeback in eastern Ukraine
Pro-Russian teenagers in eastern Ukraine spend their weekends practicing for war and recruiting peers to their cause.
Obama slows Afghanistan pullout, 8,400 troops to stay
President Barack Obama on Wednesday put the brakes on the US pullout from Afghanistan, saying 8,400 troops will remain in the war-ravaged country into next year to tackle the threat from a resurgent Taliban.
Three students slain in Bangladesh attacks shared ties in the US
Among the victims of the terror attack in Dhaka were students from Bangladesh who were attending US colleges.
Brexit could completely blow apart English Premier League soccer
European players make the English league great. But Brexit could change that.
Blair defends Iraq war after damning inquiry report
Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Wednesday defended his case for going to war in Iraq, after a long-awaited report found the 2003 invasion was based on flawed evidence and woefully executed.
Muslims mark end of a Ramadan marred by deadly attacks
The three-day Eid al-Fitr festival traditionally means family gatherings and the exchange of gifts and sweets after a month of fasting from dawn until dusk.
Seven very bad omens for the Rio Olympics
We couldn't tell which was worse: the Olympian muggings, the washed-up body parts or the executed mascot jaguar. Oh, wait — there's also super bacteria.
Thailand’s top female monk hacked the system to bring women into the fold
Dhammananda and her flock of 15 female monks are shunned by the all-male Buddhist hierarchy. But "that’s their problem,” she says.