An African pope? Don't bet on it
Vatican watchers predict Italians or Latin Americans are most likely to claim St. Peter's throne.
World's largest crocodile dies in the Philippines, provoking local mourning (VIDEO)
Twenty-foot-long saltwater crocodile perishes in its pen in Agusan del Sur province, ending the life of a tourism sensation.
Chinese New Year 2013: The Year of the Snake is in full swing across Asia (PHOTOS)
Millions of Chinese have already begun their celebrations of the New Year, which begins February 10.
Believed rescue attempt turns violent in the Philippines, with at least 21 dead
A seeming attempt to rescue foreigners held by militants in the Philippines, among them Jordanian journalist Baker Atyani, leaves many dead.
What North Korea thinks about US immigration reform
And other reasons why Asia cares — and stands to gain — from proposed immigration reform in the US.
Philippines: fines for moviegoers who use phones during show?
A veteran lawmaker in the Philippines has introduced a bill that would punish moviegoers who talk on their mobile phones while a film is playing.
Love across the DMZ: Matchmaking, North Korea-style
Seoul is full of untapped customers eager to tie the knot with northern beauties.
Philippines courtroom shooting leaves 3 dead, including Canadian gunman (VIDEO)
John Pope, retired Canadian journalist living in Cebu City, Philippines, kills neighbor and lawyer.
Philippines requests UN help for South China Sea dispute
The Philippines will take China to court over their South China Sea dispute.
United States Navy minesweeper runs aground in Philippines on UNESCO-listed reef
A US Navy minesweeper has run aground on a World Heritage-listed Philippines coral reef, with crew evacuated after attempts to free the ship failed.
5 recent hostage rescues that ended in tragedy
Hostage rescues often have less-than-happy endings.
Where is the worst place for abortions?
On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, GlobalPost looks at abortion rights around the world.
Global risks in 2013: China, India, the euro zone and US debt
It's a risky world. Here's what will cause war, strife and economic turmoil in 2013.
Philippines: Babies for sale outside some Manila hospitals
In and around the capital Manila, newborn babies are being bought and sold, according to a local television report.
Philippines shooting kills pregnant woman, six others
The former local political candidate ran through the streets shooting people at random, killing a pregnant woman and a seven-year-old girl.
Philippines contraception law signed
Philippines President Benigno Aquino has signed into law a bill allowing for free access to contraception and family planning.
Snoutless hero dog Kabang beats cancer, ready for cosmetic surgery
Kabang was given a clean bill of health by University of California, Davis veterinarians who are caring for the dog after it was brought from the Philippines for treatment.
Philippines approves historic human rights law
Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III signed a law to stop the police and military from abducting people.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Philippines: New Year's Eve Lechon
A multicultural, spit-roasted suckling pig.
Philippines Christmas truce reportedly being violated by rebels
A Christmas truce between the Philippines and Maoist rebels has already begun to fall apart, according to government officials.
At last, Philippine contraception wars near final act
Condoms, birth control pills and Catholics portending moral decay
Manny Pacquiao returns home to Philippines, vows to fight again (VIDEO)
Ahead of 34th birthday, Filipino boxing legend says he will return to ring in 5 months.
Silver lining to Philippine disaster? A rebel truce
Maoist rebels cool off in wake of brutal typhoon
Typhoon Bopha threatens to hit Philippines again
Typhoon Bopha, weakened to a storm, is heading back towards the Philippines' north.
Pacquiao and Marquez fight knocks out reeling Philippines (VIDEO)
Next fight for Pacquiao could be 5th meeting with Juan Manuel Marquez after stunning loss.
China flexes Air Force muscle amid territorial disputes with Japan, Vietnam
Large-scale war games and exercises held as China argues over territory with neighbors.
Typhoon Bopha death toll climbs over 500, search continues (PHOTOS)
Typhoon Bopha has left over 500 people dead in the Philippines and over 400 still missing.
Philippines: Can power and cash absolve a bloodbath?
Three years on, justice is hopelessly stalled in one of Asia’s worst political massacres.
Typhoon Bopha: Death toll rises above 350 (VIDEO)
The death toll in the wake of Typhoon Bopha rose above 350 people in the Philippines, with another 400 still missing.
Typhoon Bopha kills at least 270 in the Philippines (PHOTOS)
Typhoon Bopha has also destroyed homes and brought down powerlines.