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
What was one of Europe's biggest refugee camps will soon be empty
About 8,500 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere lived in the Idomeni camp in northern Greece. Authorities began clearing it on Tuesday.
The fish people kill to own
They change colors, kill baby ducklings and have sold for $150,000. What's crazy is that decades ago, Asian arowanas were eaten for food.
Food & Travel
Why bún chả was the perfect dish for Obama and Bourdain to eat in Hanoi
By now you've seen the photo: President Obama and Anthony Bourdain at a little Hanoi diner sharing beers and supper. Here's more on what was in their bowls
EgyptAir victims' relatives give samples for DNA tests
The DNA will help identify body parts retrieved from the Mediterranean where the aircraft crashed with 66 people on board.
The average city dweller in Kenya pays 16 bribes a month
Everyone pays bribes, and almost all of them go to officials. But police officers treat one Nairobi neighborhood in particular like an "ATM machine."
Environmentalists are very worried about Brazil's new government
The new guys in charge of Brazil describe themselves as great for business interests. For the environment, campaigners say — not so much.
Philippines' Duterte launches vulgar attacks on Church
"Don't fuck with me," Duterte told senior church figures who had criticized him.
Asia's Meth Wars
How Asia's meth is made
This quick animation shows you how the region's most popular drug gets sourced, cooked and sold across borders.
How Yo-Yo Ma gets a Galician bagpipe and a violin to make beautiful music together
Some people call the formation of The Silk Road Ensemble the "Manhattan Project of music."
The new Philippines president vows to 'butcher' criminals. Here's his plan.
Duterte’s ascent to the presidency was driven by a constant refrain: Elect me and I will hunt down and kill criminals en masse. Courts be damned. Screw human rights.
The US wants to feed malnourished Haitian kids. Why is that a problem?
Who could quibble with the US giving malnourished Haitian schoolchildren a shipment of US peanuts? There's history here, and a reason for suspicion.
Red squirrels in the UK are dying from leprosy
The already troubled British red squirrel has a new problem. Here's what conservationists are doing about it.
Return stolen assets, Nigeria's Buhari tells Cameron
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday urged Britain to return assets stolen by corrupt officials in pointed remarks after Prime Minister David Cameron called his country "fantastically corrupt".
Brazil just pulled a 360 on impeachment. Here's what it means.
The impeachment process seemed like it was suddenly off — until it was back on. President Dilma Rousseff may be suspended from office by end of the week.
This global warming GIF shows how hot Earth has gotten over the past 165 years
The Paris climate deal aims to keep the average global temperature from rising 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Here's one way to see how close we already are.
The world's new lightning capital sees more than 100,000 flashes a year
On busy nights, lighting strikes there thousands of times per hour.
Russia is literally giving away land for free
President Vladimir Putin signed a law this month granting 2.5 acres of land in its Far East territory to any Russian who wants it. What's the catch?
Residents in Rio are worried their city isn't ready for the Olympics
The deadly collapse of part of a new bike path, an Olympics legacy project, was a terrible sign. Will Rio be ready?
Photos: In Athens, an abandoned hotel has become a refuge for asylum-seekers
Thousands of migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan still languish in European cities, awaiting asylum and the rights and privileges that come with it.
Chapo extradition expected by year's end: US official
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to be extradited to the United States by the end of the year, a US official said Monday after a court approved the move.
What life looks like in Canada's 'Tehranto,' where 100,000 Iranians live
In 2009, photographer Javad Parsa was forced to leave his native Iran. Now he documents the lives of Iranians living in Canada.
Inside the surreal restaurants that North Korea operates around the world
Even Americans are welcome in these North Korean outposts. But Pyongyang may be recording it all.
In parts of India, the heat is scorching and the water is almost out
India's monsoon is still nearly a month away, and the heat is scorching, but parts of the country have nearly run out of water.
The one place where al-Qaeda and the US are on the same side
The forces aligned against the Houthis in Yemen contain some strange bedfellows.
The Pakistani doctor who reportedly helped the CIA find bin Laden is still stuck in prison
While the CIA took to Twitter to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden, Shakil Afridi was still sitting in a Pakistani prison cell.
China is building its first overseas military base in Djibouti — right next to a key US one
The former French colony is viewed as offering some of the most prime military real estate on the planet.
In Brazil, a new Zika strategy: billboards that smell like humans and kill mosquitoes
The Mosquito Killer Billboard is built to attract, trap and kill bugs that carry Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses.
After storming Baghdad's Green Zone, protesters take pictures of a place rarely seen
"It's one of the most beautiful places to be in Baghdad," one shocked protester said.
Employers in the UK are offering paid 'paw-ternity' leave for new pet owners
Some companies in the UK are trying out the idea of giving their employees paid time off when they adopt a new pet.
Just how uncivil is Election 2016? MIT's Media Lab has some charts you should see.
“You don’t have to be an MIT scientist to know that the presidential campaign has often been lewd, crude, and rude. But it helps.”
Why Indonesia keeps blowing up boats on TV
And why the Indonesian public is eating it up.
In Germany, creative craft beer brewers face off against a medieval purity law
In 1516 the "Reinheitsgebot" mandated that beer could only contain water, barley and hops. A later tweak to the law added yeast. Orange zest and coriander? Not a chance.
Food & Travel
This Thai dish is so delicious, it just might kill you
Welcome to northern Thailand, where bile is a flavor enhancer.
The first sub-Saharan Starbucks opens with an invite-only launch party
Tastes like middle-class consumerism.
The official Venezuelan work-week is now only two days long
Public servants will now work Monday and Tuesday as part of government efforts to save electricity.
Shinola is trying to sell Detroit's comeback story, and its watches, overseas
A Detroit company brings its marketing message of the gritty underdog to Europe.
During WWII, European refugees fled to Syria. Here's what the camps were like
Europeans once fled across the Mediterranean to Syria, Egypt and Palestine.
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.