The guy who ate gold, and 5 other weird smuggling busts
An Indian businessman just had $16,000 worth of gold removed from his intestines, but that's nothing compared to pants full of monkeys.
This graphic shows where America's most-skilled foreign workers are coming from
Every year, the US lets in 65,000 of the world's top-skilled workers. Here's where they come from and what they do.
The largest election on the planet is holding its largest day of polling today
Voting took place in 120 constituencies across 12 Indian states, from the fractious Himalayan region of Jammu and Kashmir to the lush southern state of Karnataka.
UNICEF's 'Poo2Loo' campaign targets open defecation in India with weird games, videos, shitty puns, and a turd mascot
The whole thing is surreal. But it might work.
How the world gets drunk, in 4 surprising charts
Sorry Russians. When it comes to bingeing, you’ve got nothing on Vietnam’s women.
India's top court just recognized transgender people in landmark ruling
The court ruling also directed authorities to implement policies to improve the transgender community's socio-economic status.
These 12 leaders were targets of hilarious shoe attacks for not so hilarious reasons
Since the Bush shoe incident of 2008, the shoe has been a popular means to protest the actions of world leaders.
India election: 'Idealistic banker' represents anti-corruption Aam Aadmi Party
Meera Sanyal, former CEO of the Royal Bank of Scotland, is contesting for parliament as part of the Aam Aadmi Party, a rising but unproven contender.
Political leader in India calls convicted gang-rapists 'poor fellows.' Outrage ensues
'They are boys, they make mistakes,' said Mulayam Singh Yadav referring to three men who were sentenced to death last week for taking part in two gang-rapes.
India's election commission has seized 2.7 million liters of liquor meant to bribe voters
Influencing voters through illicit liquor and cash is an age-old trick across the country, despite heavy penalties prescribed by the Election Commission against vote-buying.
The most likely outcome of India’s election is unmitigated chaos
Why frontrunner Narendra Modi may not become prime minister even if he 'wins.'
If the party expected to win India's elections has its way, it could ban Wal-Mart
If elected, the BJP said it would welcome foreign direct investment in all sectors that create local jobs, except for supermarkets.
Here's what the world's biggest election looks like
Some 815 million Indians are registered for the election, which will determine who will rule the world's largest democracy.
India kicks off world's biggest election
Surveys show a resounding defeat awaits the ruling Congress party after the longest economic slowdown since the 1980s put the brakes on development and job creation.
India votes in world's biggest election
The election will be the biggest in history and is a mind-boggling feat of organization as voters travel to nearly a million polling stations.
Marginalized Indian Muslims ambivalent at election time
Largely left behind by India's development wave, Mumbai's Muslims say they're not sure any political party can help them though they represent nearly 14 percent of the electorate.
Low-caste Indians look to Modi and BJP in elections
After a long run of loyalty to the incumbent Indian National Congress, Dalit leaders say they prefer their chances with the rising Hindu nationalist party.
Hindu nationalists and rationalists make strange neighbors in Pune
A progressive, anti-superstition group meets just down the street from a branch of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a paramilitary Hindu nationalist organization proving influentia
Hindu nationalism takes driver's seat in Indian election
A saffron party and its charismatic frontman have seized a moment of frustration in India and appear poised to take control of the country.
India sentences 3 men to death for gang rapes in Mumbai
This is the first time capital punishment has been given for rape not involving the death of the victim.
India: A primer for the biggest elections in world history
India's six-week, $5 billion undertaking is expected to poll an unprecedented number of voters and ultimately decide the next prime minister.
After the Delhi gang rape, Indian TV dramas go feminist
Whether India has changed is debatable. Its viral TV shows certainly have.
The World Health Organization declared these 11 countries in Asia free of polio
Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria are the only countries in the world left where the virus remains endemic.
8 reasons why India’s elections really matter to the world
Nuclear weapons, conflict in Afghanistan, drug-resistant superbugs and the cost of wedding rings are at stake.
An Indian minister asked people to vote twice. Then he said he was joking
Polls show corruption is one of the most pressing concerns for voters in the world's biggest democracy, which will hold elections in nine phases until May 12.
Could MH370 really blow straight through Asian air defenses?
Maybe, say experts. Or maybe the militaries are hiding something.
100 million new voters are about to transform India
They’re social media savvy, and they don't vote like their parents.
Farmers in India commit suicide after freak storm destroys winter crops
India's main opposition group demanded that the natural disaster be declared a 'national calamity,' the Press Trust of India reported.
One man’s quest to train India’s many quack doctors
The controversial effort targets legions of untrained healthcare providers who prescribe sketchy liver tonics and antibiotic cocktails.
In India, chances are the doctor is a quack (VIDEO)
These sketchy health providers continue practicing and collecting fees, even after patients needlessly die.
Japan is creating an enormous pile of plutonium. Should you be worried?
It only takes a few pounds of plutonium to make a weapon, and the most likely source of the critical ingredient is a large-scale production or storage facility — like the one Japan is building.