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Islamic state al qaeda
But the terror group is bound to worsen their woes.
Moscow urbanite cafe
Even with that whole ‘new Cold War’ thing, the former Soviet capital is undergoing a European-style facelift.
Brazil marina silva
The longtime green activist running for president has even come out in favor of genetically modified crops.
Timbuktu camel
Drought in Mali means meat sellers have to kill animals before they die.
Marijuana 2014 09 12
Interview: Drug czar Julio Calzada tries to set the record straight on a bold but mysterious marijuana experiment.
Indonesia papua jokowi supporter
Jokowi has promised a softer approach, but the country’s powerful generals may have other ideas.
Fleshlight
Don’t do it.
Russia5_5/9/14
If economic troubles overwhelm Hollande's government and buoy the far right, the whole euro zone could feel the impact.
Mexico airport 2014 09 09
Plans for a six-runway airport with Norman Foster's space-age design could leave Mexico’s president with a major legacy — or a major headache.
China woman taxi
The grisly incidents shatter the illusion of security promoted by the official press.
LEADWorldAges
Does this tell us where the next revolution will take place?
Aberdeen 09 04 2014
As Scotland prepares to vote on leaving the UK, some argue that independence is the best way to address growing inequality
India women entrepreneurs
Women-led startups are on the rise, but getting a loan means posting a man’s assets as collateral.
Vietnam police blogger trial photo
They just keep speaking out, even though blogging is basically illegal.
Mexico boogie 2014 08 29
Mexico is receiving record foreign visitors. It must be safe again, right?
Brazil empty stadium
Families are doing fine, but industries aren't. What will that mean for the country's political future?
Zaraconcentrationcampshirt copy
Maybe not.
Urban shield ferguson pd
The story of police militarization in the US and abroad is complicated. Here's one part of it.
Myanmar betel nut addiction
The world’s fourth most common psychoactive habit delivers a potent buzz and lots of red saliva.
James foley 1
Intelligence services have identified the fighter suspected of killing US journalist James Foley but have yet to divulge the suspect's name.
Gaza 13 story building crash
First, Israel warned residents to evacuate. Officials said 17 were wounded in the strike.
Iraq suicide bomb aug 23
The bombings follow a Shia attack on a village mosque in Diyala Province on Friday in which 68 people died.
Russian aid convoy returns
The feared Russian humanitarian convoy returned to Russia without much incident.
Russia supermarket 08 20 2014
Officials in Moscow are trying hard to reassure their compatriots that life will go on after many Western food imports have been banned.
Venezuela gas 2014 08 19
... the government plans to actually charge money for gasoline. One time when they raised gas prices there was a massacre in the capital.
China yunnan earthquake vigil
It turns out eating muddy noodles isn’t very macho — or smart.
Leadforeignaid
The Obama administration wants to give Israel more than $3 billion. Will it get it?
Hong kong protest 2014 08 17
This time the demonstrators are waving Chinese Communist flags.
India narendra modi wall street
And what it says about his supposed economic outlook.
Lake turkana final
Kenya's Lake Turkana is key to sustaining life in the dry area. But new development upstream in Ethiopia could ruin it.
Cuba economy 8 31 2011
The Communist island loosens up a little. Here’s why.
Cuba 2012 7 31
The abrupt closing of a popular Havana business tests Raul Castro reforms.
Germany inflation euro crisis
Allowing prices to rise could help ease the euro crisis, but Germans just aren’t buying it.
Euro sign 08 24 2012
Why young Germans are down on the euro.
Mercedes sign 08 28 2012
The legendary German Mittlestand is opening to investment, but some worry its successful culture may be threatened.
Myanmar lights
As sanctions subside, a broken nation revels in the limelight and seeks to cash in.
Egypt nile grip 2012 4 6
Political uncertainty in post-revolution Egypt is allowing other Nile states to wrest control of the world’s longest river.
Shareholder spring occupy london 2012 05 10
Shareholders of blue-chip companies are rebelling against low dividends and excessive executive pay. And they're getting results.
Karen army myanmar
In resource-rich Myanmar, militias guard the goods.
Myanmar 2012 6 22
An electricity famine may strangle Myanmar's economic revolution.
Sea turtles swim to china
“Sea turtles,” or haigui, is the Mandarin term for overseas-educated Chinese who come home from abroad.
China college graduates
China can't promise employment to its young and educated either.