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 it means when interest rates fall below zero percent
Around the world, central bankers are hoping sub-zero interest rates will spur economic growth. Not everyone is convinced.
World powers agree to a 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria — sort of
Parties not involved in the agreement: The Syrian regime and the Islamic State.
The US can learn a lot from Zurich about how to fight its heroin crisis
The Swiss city went from Europe's 1990s drug den to one of the best places to live on Earth.
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Tourists in Thailand have no idea they’re riding killer elephants
Elephants that attack humans are simply recycled back into Thailand's tourist trade, wildlife rescuers say.
You can buy ivory necklaces through Yahoo Japan for pennies
It's dodgy but legal, to conservationists' dismay.
This has to be the catchiest dancehall tune ever about a mosquito-borne virus
'Shout out to pregnant ladies!'
Brazilian researchers find hundreds more microcephaly cases that predate Zika
'Many other potential factors need to be considered as the cause of the outbreak.'
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.
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.
After retaking key city, Syrian government in no mood to make concessions
Meanwhile, Syria talks set for Monday are certain to be delayed — in large part because no one can decide who will represent the opposition.
Inmates blow open Brazil prison wall in mass breakout
Inmates in one of Brazil's roughest prisons used explosives to destroy a wall and escape en masse into surrounding streets, prompting a frantic manhunt.
These European countries are seizing cash and valuables from refugees
Critics are up in arms against regulations that allow officials to confiscate assets from asylum-seekers to help finance their stay.
Watch Tian Tian the panda try to make a snow angel (VIDEO)
He's almost got it!
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US student detained in North Korea 'over hotel incident'
Mum's the word on what exactly Otto Warmbier did that has everyone in Pyongyang so upset.
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Vietnam mourns the death of its legendary anti-imperialist turtle
The revered creature's demise, right before a key Communist Party conference, has the superstitious worried.