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
Russia, US scramble to halt fighting in Syria's Aleppo
Russia said Sunday it was working to freeze fighting in Syria's Aleppo as US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in Geneva in a bid to restore a nationwide ceasefire.
The first sub-Saharan Starbucks opens with an invite-only launch party
Tastes like middle-class consumerism.
Australian school official banned this film about kids of gay parents
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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.
Survivors call for US troops to face trial over Afghan hospital air strike
Survivors of a US air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan have called for those responsible to go on trial.
Residents flee as air strikes shake Syria's Aleppo
Terrified residents fled a new wave of air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria's second city Aleppo on Saturday, as a "freeze" in fighting held on two other fronts.
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.
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Europe's 'nanny states' make it harder to vape and drink
The Nanny State Index reveals some countries come down extra hard on humanity's favorite vices.
Now you can watch the Hitler comedy that has Germans laughing out loud
The movie's director says it's OK for Germans to laugh at Hitler now. They just have to laugh at the right thing.
There's a new tree of life, and humans are just a tiny twig on it
Genetic data from more than 1,000 newly sequenced microorganisms shows bacteria make up most of the genetic diversity of life on Earth.
The US is dropping bombs quicker than it can make them
The Pentagon’s stockpile of air-to-ground munitions has suffered an unexpected dip. Here's why.
US Foreign Policy
Obama's worst mistake? Failing to plan for Libya aftermath
The US failed to plan for 'the day after' the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.
Do you care about whales? Then reconsider your krill oil habit
Environmentalists are taking on drugstore giants to protect Antarctic krill and the whales who eat them.
Food & Travel
'Disney Laos' might be Asia's most brazen knockoff to date
'Yes, we're worried about lawsuits.'
This Thai fish walks like a mammal. That may reveal secrets about our evolution
In the study of human development, this is a huge finding.
Venezuela is giving everyone a holiday on Fridays to save energy
The government is effectively shutting the labor force down on Fridays for the next two months to conserve power.
The news agency that breaks stories for ISIS
Amaq has the trappings and appearance of a legitimate news organization, though it's anything but.
The ayatollah and the rabbi who teamed up to help Syrian refugees
What brought the unlikely duo together? It began with parking.
Nigerians are writing steamy romance novels to escape religious violence
Nigeria's romance novels, known as "littattafan soyayya," shift between morality tales and pulp romance. They help a lot of people escape the stress of life in the country's north.
Just 10 percent of world military spending could wipe out poverty by 2030
Global military expenditure reached almost $1.7 trillion last year.
Leaks and Hacks
The role Mossack Fonseca played in one of South Africa’s biggest frauds
Among the victims of the fraud were 46,000 widows and orphans of mineworkers.
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.