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
NATO deploys warships to Aegean Sea to deal with Europe's refugee crisis
Germany and Turkey, both seeking to limit the influx of migrants, requested the operation. NATO insists it's not focused on 'pushing back refugee boats.'
India's new crowd control tool: Slingshots loaded with marbles and chili powder
It's a 'civilized' tactic, the police say.
This has to be the catchiest dancehall tune ever about a mosquito-borne virus
'Shout out to pregnant ladies!'
You can buy ivory necklaces through Yahoo Japan for pennies
It's dodgy but legal, to conservationists' dismay.
Bernie Sanders wants the US to be more like Sweden. Could it work?
Could a Scandinavian-style welfare state work in the US? And what exactly does a 'social democracy' look like in Sweden?
The brutal offensive on Aleppo, as told by the Syrians who survived it
Turkish hospitals are filling up with victims.
A party that approves shooting refugees is getting really popular in Germany
Alternative for Germany has become the country’s third most popular political force, thanks to its aggressive anti-immigration rhetoric.
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.
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.
Japan accepts 27 refugees last year, rejects 99%
The country has long been nervous about an influx of refugees into its homogeneous society and has tightly restricted the number it accepts.
Democracy is broken all over Europe
Differences over Russia and refugees go to the core of the region's political dilemma.
Venezuela’s inflation is forecast to jump up to 1,000 percent this year
This is exacting a tragic toll, says the IMF's regional director.
Tunisia might be facing its biggest test yet
It will all come down to how the government responds to a repeat of the events that launched the Arab Spring five years ago.
Somalis #TweetLiidoPictures to show beauty after beach attack
Al Shabaab militants attacked a popular beachfront restaurant in Mogadishu. But Somalis aren't backing down.