Being Lord Voldemort in Africa
Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe arrived Friday in Ivory Coast, feeding China's and Japan's already tense rivalry.
Global porn preferences? Surprisingly patriotic, says PornHub's data blog
See the world's deleted browser history, one chart at a time.
7 of the most badass women who ever lived (who you've probably never heard of)
For every Joan of Arc, there’s a Mongolian wrestler princess; for every Mata Hari, there’s a Colombian revolutionary spy; for every Ada Lovelace, there’s a pin-up Austrian telecoms
17 delightful animals playing in snow all over the world
So. Cold. Outside. You'd better stay in and binge-watch these animals videos.
Fed up with Beyonce? Try this
Japan’s ‘nagauta' is about as far away from Western pop music as one can get. But it still exudes power, chaos and extremes.
Voldemort dragged into China-Japan dispute over war shrine
The latest spat between the Asian neighbors has descended into name-calling of the wizard variety.
South Korea finally seizes the Silicon Valley dream
Bureaucracy and big conglomerates have long suffocated tech startups here in the world’s most wired nation. Now, young Koreans are fighting back.
Chinese balloonist lands in midst of isle dispute with Japan
Japan and China have been repeatedly scrambling fighter jets against perceived threats, raising fear that a miscalculation could lead to conflict.
The top 10 most-read GlobalPost stories in 2013 prove you hate America, among other things
You also like weed. And you really can't believe how much pollution there is in China.
Okinawa governor approves plan to relocate US Marines Futenama air base
Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima has approved the move 17 years after it was first agreed upon by the US and Japan.
Japanese PM Abe's visit to shrine draws condemnation from China, South Korea
China's official Xinhua news agency said the Japanese leader "knows perfectly what he is doing and the consequences."
Within a month of her life, the new island of Niijima had tripled in size
The Best Island of the Year is also the world's newest: Niijima, formed by an undersea volcano in November.
China angry at Japan for increase in military spending
"Japan, on the one hand, claims to be a peace-loving country, exclusively adhering to a defense policy. Yet on the other hand, it peddles a so-called 'active pacifism', " the Chinese Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The operation to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons is an impressive act of international cooperation
More than a dozen countries, not all of them friends, are working together to make this happen.
Japan boosts military spending amid growing tensions with China
The cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved plans to spend around $232 billion on surveillance drones, stealth aircraft, fighter jets and submarines.
ISS cooling system failure sparks concern on Earth, but no danger in heavens
Failure of one of two coolant loops forces NASA astronauts to shut down some non-essential systems aboard International Space Station.
The US executes more people every year than Yemen, Sudan and Afghanistan.
21 countries executed people last year. These 10 nations killed the most.
A solution for the East China Sea
Opinion: The disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands have become too much of a potential flashpoint.
World Cup 2014 set in Brazil with your choice for 'group of death'
Group G gets early consideration for 'group of death' with Germany, Ghana, Portugal and United States.
Japan passes a democracy-muzzling Patriot Act
The Obama-supported State Secret Bill criminalizes investigative journalism and equates terrorism with ‘imposing one’s opinions.’
Biden says US 'pivot' to Asia is here to stay
Vice President Joe Biden said Friday there should be no doubt about America's commitment to its strategic shift to Asia.
Biden time in Asia
Commentary: China is the looming superpower, but with a tradition of taking the long view.
Unable to afford Gangnam-style plastic surgery, Korean teens deploy DIY methods
South Korea is plastic-surgery obsessed. The results aren't always pretty.
Biden tells Japan, China that US is 'deeply concerned' by China's air defense zone
The US vice president's visit comes amid rising tensions between Asia's largest economies, China and Japan, over the former's air defense zone.
China sends fighter jets to monitor US, Japanese military aircraft in new air-defense zone
The People's Liberation Army Air Force scrambled fighter jets after US and Japanese military aircraft entered the disputed zone.
What's the best airport to be stuck in?
Well that depends what you're into.
Japan, South Korea send military aircraft into China's air-defense zone
Japanese and South Korean military aircraft entered China's new air-defense zone in the latest defiance of Beijing's rules in the East China Sea.
Japan’s lower house passes state secrecy bill
Japan’s lower house of parliament passed a bill on Tuesday that cracks down on civil servants who leak secrets and journalists who encourage leaking.
US flies B-52 bombers into China's new air defense zone in East China Sea
The Chinese defense ministry says it 'monitored' two US military aircraft as they entered China's expanded air defense zone Monday night.
If you think US debt is bad, consider China
Provincial governments have been spending like mad, all on borrowed money.
The US flies B-52s into China's new air defense zone. Here's why that matters
Thanks to Beijing’s bold new initiative, the risk of war in East Asia just got a lot more serious. Q&A with Carlyle Thayer.