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
Pope Francis’ efforts to stop church child abuse are falling apart
And it's happening just as he visits Latin America, where the church has reassigned and protected pedophile priests for years.
These indigenous Amazonians are standing up to Ecuador’s oil invasion
In one of the most ecologically diverse corners of the planet, a small tribe is fending off oil corporations drilling their ancestral land.
South Africa is still dealing with the unresolved horrors of apartheid
Nokuthula Simelane was kidnapped, tortured and disappeared by apartheid police in 1983. Her family is still fighting for justice.
Unsurprisingly, Russia denies hitting civilians in Syria
Several Western countries have said there is no hope for progress without a halt to the Russian bombing, which has decisively turned the balance of power in favor of Assad.
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.
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.
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.
'War to get me out': Wife of freed US reporter Jason Rezaian tells of Iran ordeal
The wife of freed US reporter Jason Rezaian has described her harrowing 25-hour ordeal as she tried to leave Iran with her husband in an interview with the Washington Post.
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No one wants to shop in China’s giant Pentagon-shaped mall
State media says the building's 'confusing inner structures' are to blame.
El Salvador urges against pregnancies until 2018 as the Zika virus spreads
The mosquito-borne Zika virus may be linked to rising cases of infants born with smaller heads.
Litvinenko isn't the only Putin critic who ended up dead
The ex-spy is just one of a trail of Putin foes who have mysteriously died over the years.
The world's most obese nation should probably blame mutton flaps
The Pacific island of Tonga is the most obese country in the world. One of the main causes is a cheap, fatty kind of meat imported from New Zealand.
Plunging oil prices mean Venezuelan women are running out of birth control
Shortages of basic goods such as milk, rice, corn and diapers have been a problem for years in the South American country. Now sex and health are at risk.
Straight Outta Syria: Meet the young refugee rappers with a message
Some 200,000 Syrian refugee children remain out of school in Lebanon alone.
A British investigation has implicated Putin in murder
The British government says Putin ordered the hit on Alexander Litvinenko in London.
Here's a timeline of Russia's 10-year Litvinenko affair
Former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko, an arch foe of President Vladimir Putin, died in London on November 23, 2006 after being poisoned with radioactive polonium 210.
The fight against rhino poaching in South Africa finally sees some success
This is good news. But the battle for rhinos' survival is far from over yet.
South Korea hopes this ballad by a middle-aged diva will sow dissent in North Korea
Currently playing somewhere in the demilitarized zone: a heartfelt South Korean pop song about defying death.
Time to freak out: 4 reasons the global economy is screwed
A global recession is looking more and more likely. And it could be worse than 2008.
Take a front-row seat to Russia’s air war in Syria (VIDEOS)
The Kremlin is boasting with sleek videos of destruction, but monitors accuse it of killing more than 1,000 civilians.
Planet shatters warming records, 2015 hottest 'by far'
Blistering heat blanketed the Earth last year like never before, making 2015 by far the hottest year in modern times and raising new concerns about the accelerating pace of climate change.
Assault on university in Pakistan kills more than 20
Militants tossed grenades into crowds and opened fire on students and professors.
I was an asylum seeker in America. I just had to help refugees in Europe
'Certain things in your life there’s a knowing it has to happen.'
Colombia finally cracks down on a horrific wave of acid attacks against women
Acid throwing is a relative anomaly in Latin America. But Colombia's got a big problem with it.
Made in Pakistan: Your next favorite mobile game
Pakistan has a thriving industry developing some of the world's most popular smartphone distractions.
US oil is so cheap right now it's going for less than nothing
If that sounds weird, it is.
2 eras, 1 dream: Photos of immigrants on Ellis Island and today's Syrian refugees
Seeing these photos side by side might change some Americans' perceptions of Syrian refugees.
Two million Russians plunge into icy water to mark the Epiphany
Orthodox believers take part in this outdoor purification ritual each year.