GlobalPost - Home en Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill at least 28 security personnel There was no immediate claim of responsibility for either attack.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Need to Know Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:56:05 +0000 Yusri Mohamed, Thomson Reuters 6295281 at Canada says it will move soon on tough anti-terrorism legislation Canada was jolted by a fatal hit-and-run attack on a soldier in Quebec on Monday and by the shooting death of a second soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Canada Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:10:23 +0000 Euan Rocha, Thomson Reuters 6295258 at Turns out printing 'ISIS' all over your candy bar wrappers is terrible for business <!--paging_filter--><p>You don&#39;t normally associate a chocolate maker with an international terrorist group.</p> <p>But when the company is called ISIS, it&rsquo;s only natural that customers might wonder if there&rsquo;s a connection.</p> <p>Such is the awkward situation for Belgium chocolate maker ISIS, which made the ill-timed decision earlier this year to change its name from <a href="" target="_blank">Italo Suisse</a> to the acronym of the better known Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is now calls itself the Islamic State.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BeNeLux Strange But True Europe Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:02:52 +0000 Allison Jackson 6294373 at Uruguay's presidential candidate wants to roll back landmark pot law Uruguay passed the marijuana law in December, but leftist incumbent President Jose Mujica has struggled to roll out the reform, which other Latin American states have followed closely. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Americas Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:12:00 +0000 Esteban Farat, Thomson Reuters 6295060 at 23 ridiculous products you need to survive America's Ebola apocalypse <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ebola Panic Want to Know Health Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:07:00 +0000 Timothy McGrath 6295038 at Governor of Mexican state where 43 students disappeared quits The incident, which has shocked the country and sparked protest marches across Mexico, was the latest in a string of killings and discoveries of mass graves in recent months. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Mexico Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:24:45 +0000 Dave Graham, Thomson Reuters 6294941 at Democracy protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposals The UN Human Rights Committee on Thursday gave a boost to the protest movement by calling on China to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Asia-Pacific Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:04:52 +0000 Diana Chan and Donny Kwok, Thomson Reuters 6294893 at India's unemployed youth are going into politics (VIDEO) <p><span style="font-size: 13.3333339691162px; line-height: 20px;">SANGRUR, India &mdash; Two years ago, Gagandeep Singh woke each morning to the sound of his mother nagging him to find a real job.</span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> youth unemployment Want to Know India Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:42:00 +0000 Gayathri Vaidyanathan and Pracheta Sharma 6294436 at Tunisian security forces kill 6 after standoff with militants The military has cracked down hard on militants in the run up to Sunday's parliamentary election.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Need to Know Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:58:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6294821 at WHO expects around 200,000 Ebola vaccine doses for use in West Africa by mid-2015 Researchers are already testing two candidate vaccines from GlaxoSmithKline and NewLink Genetics.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Need to Know Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:44:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6294813 at Angry protests mushroom in Mexico over the forced disappearance of 43 students <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash; A mayor in hiding, corrupt cops and narco gunmen are all implicated in the crime, which thousands of officers so far haven&rsquo;t been able to solve.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conflict Zones Want to Know Mexico Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:22:00 +0000 Ioan Grillo 6294563 at Ukrainians place huge hopes on crucial elections this weekend <p>KYIV &mdash; Kicking out parliament&rsquo;s old guard is seen as a critical step toward overhauling the crippled country. That will be the easy part.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crisis in Ukraine Elections Want to Know Europe Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:21:03 +0000 Dan Peleschuk 6294281 at The world's third largest democracy is now run by a populist neophyte <p>JAKARTA &mdash; It was an extraordinary public party, and a first in Indonesia&rsquo;s history of presidential inaugurations. Tens of thousands of Indonesians hit the streets of the capital to celebrate their new president, who more than ever deserved his man-of-the-people reputation. From the horse-drawn cart that took him to the presidential palace, Joko &ldquo;Jokowi&rdquo; Widodo, waved to the crowd. He shook many hands. On stage at an evening celebration concert, in front of his euphoric supporters, the heavy-metal fan looked like a true rock-star.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Want to Know Emerging Markets Indonesia Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:41:00 +0000 Marie Dhumieres 6294189 at How cell phones can help predict where Ebola will break out next <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Text messages, airline bookings and tweets could predict the path of the outbreak. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Allison Jackson </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img class="inline_image-photo" src="" style="font-size: 13px;" width="100%" /><span style="font-size: 13px;"> </span><span class="inline_image-src" style="font-size: 13px;">AFP</span></p> <p>Medical workers are struggling to contain the worst Ebola outbreak in history, with the death toll from the virus nearing 5,000 and the World Health Organization warning that the number of new cases a week could reach 10,000 in the next two months.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Want to Know Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:36:33 +0000 Allison Jackson 6291998 at England's National Health Service appeals for more government funds Created in 1948 after World War II, the NHS paid for through taxation and provides universal healthcare free at the point of delivery. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know United Kingdom Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:46:27 +0000 Alice Ritchie, Agence France-Presse 6293980 at UN rights watchdog starts pressing China for a free vote in Hong Kong Talks between pro-democracy protesters and senior officials on Tuesday failed to break a deadlock. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Asia-Pacific Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Stephanie Nebehay, Thomson Reuters 6293937 at If this generation continues to stumble, the economy will fall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Analysis: Millennials will not be the only ones suffering the consequences if we let youth unemployment rates soar unabated. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Charles M. Sennott </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK &mdash; After a year-long reporting effort by The GroundTruth Project, a clearer picture is emerging of a millennial generation facing an uncertain global economy.</p> <p>Our team of 21 GroundTruth reporting fellows journeyed to 11 countries to tell the story of their own generation. It&rsquo;s a complex picture which combines devastating realities for many young people who economists believe will be the first generation to be worse off than their parents.</p> <p>But it is also a demographic group, typically defined as being born between 1980 and 2004, that holds out great promise for innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit that seems woven into their identity as digital natives. And this generation is actively, some might say desperately, being courted by President Obama as the swing vote in American electoral politics.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> youth unemployment Global Economy GroundTruth Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:46:00 +0000 Charles M. Sennott 6293867 at US-led airstrikes have killed 521 fighters, 32 civilians in Syria: monitor Six of the civilians were children and five were women, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Syria Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6293840 at Canada 'will not be intimidated' by parliament attack A Canadian soldier was killed, and at least three people were admitted to hospital with minor injuries. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Canada Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:35:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6293730 at China pivots to Europe <p>LISBON, Portugal &mdash; Billboards showing alluring pictures of seaside villas and luxury apartments have become a common sight here, which wouldn&rsquo;t seem unusual except for the accompanying text &mdash; written not in Portuguese, but Chinese characters. Beijing is snapping up investment bargains in struggling European economies. Is that threatening their future security?</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Euro crisis Want to Know Europe Global Economy Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:18:49 +0000 Paul Ames 6292851 at Chinese tourists treat Tibetans 'like zoo animals' (PHOTOS) <p>DHARAMSALA, India &mdash; Chinese tourists behave badly in Tibet. Very badly, according to London-based advocacy group Tibet Watch. The evidence? A series of photos showing sightseers treating sacred objects like curiosities in a theme park.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conflict Zones Want to Know China Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:18:00 +0000 GlobalPost Writer 6292849 at Lawmaker says Canadian soldier shot near parliament has died (LIVE BLOG) A soldier who was shot at a war memorial at the start of an attack by one or more gunmen on Canada's parliament has died of his wounds, a government minister said. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Canada Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:35:00 +0000 News Desk 6292754 at Watch terrifying video as gunshots are fired in Canada's parliament building <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is really scary. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Timothy McGrath </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="510" src="//" width="100%"></iframe></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shooting in Canada Want to Know Canada Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:39:00 +0000 Timothy McGrath 6292832 at Russia says Ukraine should find money to pay for gas within a week Kyiv and Moscow have agreed on a price for Russian gas supplies during the winter at $385 per 35 cubic feet, but the two sides have stumbled over other issues.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Europe Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:26:13 +0000 Katya Golubkova, Thomson Reuters 6292707 at Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan says US weapons airdrop on Kobani was wrong 'Why did it turn out wrong? Because some of the weapons they dropped from those C130s were seized by ISIL (Islamic State),' Erdogan said.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Turkey Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:59:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6292679 at Red Cross head Elhadj As Sy calls Ebola travel bans 'irrational' Health experts warn that excessive constraints on air travel could have severe economic consequences that could destabilize the region and possibly disrupt essential health and humanitarian services. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Health Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:09:41 +0000 Michael Martina, Thomson Reuters 6292612 at In a second, a bomb destroys one man's dream of reopening his Baghdad hotel <div id="cke_pastebin"> BAGHDAD &mdash; When a series of bombings ripped across Baghdad on Friday night targeting crowded street corners, cafes and a nightclub, the Hamurabi Hotel wound up caught in the crossfire.&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Travel/Tourism Conflict Zones Iraq Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:43:26 +0000 Susannah George 6292016 at Ebola hits home in Britain even with no victims <p>LONDON &mdash; Struggling to find the right note of caution at home, the UK is sending aid and volunteers abroad to help with the crisis.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ebola Travel/Tourism Want to Know Diplomacy United Kingdom Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:34:00 +0000 Corinne Purtill 6292048 at Despite the recent gunfire, Korea’s DMZ is a surprisingly nice place <p>CHEORWON, South Korea &mdash; Bill Clinton called the heavily armed demilitarized zone here &#39;the scariest place on Earth.&#39; It is at this border between North and South that the legacy of the 1950 to 1953 Korean War &mdash; which never resulted in a peace treaty &mdash; remains tense. It&rsquo;s the tangible remnant of a &#39;forgotten war&#39; in which more than 2 million civilians died. Now, South Korea wants you to forget war and think of the militarized border as a rare animal sanctuary.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Want to Know North Korea South Korea Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:24:00 +0000 Geoffrey Cain 6291768 at The US has waged a $7.6 billion drug war in Afghanistan, and now the problem is worse than ever <p>KABUL &mdash; The new Afghan president is facing a big drug problem as the country&#39;s opium poppy crop hits an all-time high.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan World Leaders Want to Know Diplomacy War Aid United States Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:41:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 6291823 at This heartbreaking UNICEF ad reminds you how much violence children face around the world <p>&#39;There&#39;s no vaccine for violence.&#39;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> violence Want to Know War Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:24:00 +0000 Timothy McGrath 6291869 at Latin American and Caribbean countries to launch Ebola action plan The leftist regional bloc ALBA also adopted a 23-point response to the outbreak, which has not spread to Latin America.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Americas Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:15:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6291816 at Mexico announces reward for information on 43 missing students A total of 36 municipal officers in Iguala have been arrested in the case, along with 17 Guerreros Unidos members and their boss. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Mexico Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:29:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6291770 at Sweden says it's ready to use force against suspicious submarine Despite widespread speculation that it is a Russian U-boat, authorities in Sweden have not singled out Russia in their comments.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Europe Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:03:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6291732 at Afghan poppy cultivation hits new high despite $7.6 billion US counter-narcotics efforts Afghanistan produces more than 80 percent of the world's illicit opium, and profits from the illegal trade help fund the Taliban insurgency.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Need to Know Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:43:18 +0000 David Alexander, Thomson Reuters 6291715 at Britain sends drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria So far, the Royal Air Force has conducted around 38 combat missions against IS in Iraq.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Europe Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:12:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6291709 at Human Rights Watch says Ukraine may have used cluster bombs In 12 incidents documented, cluster munitions killed at least six people and wounded dozens, but the toll could be higher, the watchdog said. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Europe Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:34:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6291702 at Chatter: Don't freak out but Ebola is in New York City right now Home Need to Know Regions Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:50:00 +0000 Peter Gelling 5942065 at Hong Kong leader says elections could be 'more democratic' as talks with protesters begin Discussion of the injection of more democracy into the formation of the nominating committee could only start later in the year, Leung Chun-ying said. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Asia-Pacific Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:49:40 +0000 James Pomfret and Clare Baldwin, Thomson Reuters 6291626 at 5 reasons Turkey is dragging its feet in the fight against the Islamic State <p>ISTANBUL &mdash; Is Turkey still a Western ally? Some observers of the dramatic battle just over its border with Syria have begun to wonder.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamic State Need to Know Syria War Iraq Politics Middle East Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Alexander Christie-Miller 6291072 at And the Oscar goes to jail <p>PRETORIA, South Africa &mdash; As Oscar Pistorius entered Pretoria&#39;s High<br /> Court for the last time a free man, a protester dressed in orange<br /> prison garb, chains draped around his neck, waved signs and chanted:<br /> &#39;Are certain offenders more equal than other offenders before the<br /> law?&#39; The answer, the judge took pains to make clear in her sentencing of<br /> the South African double amputee sprinter, is no.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> justice Need to Know Politics Culture & Lifestyle South Africa Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:40:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 6291444 at Refugee abuse scandal in Germany is highlighting failing EU policies <p>ESSEN, Germany &mdash; As growing numbers flood into Europe, the crisis is straining the continent&#39;s ability to cope.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe migrants Want to Know Germany Politics Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:20:53 +0000 Jason Overdorf 6290985 at War in the Philippines has raged for decades due to neglect and bad management <p>The &#39;conflict was still very manageable&#39; back in 1969, says Patricio P. Diaz, 88, who has spent his life covering it. &#39;A problem that could have been nipped in the bud had been allowed to grow into its present crisis through indifference, neglect, miscalculation and misunderstanding.&#39;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conflict Zones Want to Know Philippines Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:20:50 +0000 Jake Soriano 6270239 at The US is just one of 23 countries battling the Islamic State <p>But it&#39;s the only Western nation that&#39;s bombing inside Syria.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> maps Need to Know Conflict Zones Syria Military Iraq Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:20:00 +0000 Simran Khosla 6290754 at These stomach-turning photos will soon be stamped on every pack of cigarettes in India <p>Smoking in India is about to get a lot more difficult. Like nauseatingly difficult.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thank you for not smoking Asia-Pacific Strange But True India Health Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:32:00 +0000 Timothy McGrath 6290961 at Japanese PM Shinzo Abe loses 2 ministers over cash scandals Their loss reduces to three the number of women in the cabinet, after Abe's widely-praised move in September to promote a record-tying five to his administration.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Japan Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:40:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6290939 at More kids around the world today are living past their fifth birthday <p>In 1990, ninety out of every 1,000 children born died before their fifth birthday. Today, the mortality rate is half the amount.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Millennium Development Goals Need to Know UN under-five mortality WHO Health Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:35:16 +0000 Simran Khosla 6288764 at European Commission President Barroso warns Britain against 'historic mistake' on immigration British Prime Minister David Cameron rejected Barroso's criticism, saying the British people were his boss and he answered to them. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Europe Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:59:00 +0000 William James and Kylie MacLellan, Thomson Reuters 6290909 at Here's how Nigeria successfully curbed its Ebola outbreak The virus has killed 4,546 people across the three most-affected countries, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Nigeria Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:27:02 +0000 Camillus Eboh and Angela Ukomadu, Thomson Reuters 6290888 at This is the simple but effective Islamic State strategy to win hearts and minds <p>SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq &mdash; The world is now familiar with the most grisly of IS propaganda. The videos that have made international headlines and grabbed the attention of viewers worldwide on YouTube and Twitter show massacres, executions and beheadings. But there&#39;s an equally strong IS campaign to show that living under their rule, at least for Muslims, is not so bad.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Iraq Middle East Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:36:44 +0000 Tracey Shelton 6290142 at