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.
Australia’s war on science
Scientists speak out against Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s slashed budgets and ‘anti-research agenda.’
How the world gets drunk, in 4 surprising charts
Sorry Russians. When it comes to bingeing, you’ve got nothing on Vietnam’s women.
This badass Chinese newscaster was just forced off air for lashing out at corrupt officials
A Weibo hashtag about the incident attracted more than 300,000 comments within hours.
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.
Sri Lanka's military says it killed 3 Tamil separatists in the first clash since the end of the war
A police spokesman said 65 Tamils have been arrested in the past month for alleged involvement in a possible revival of the LTTE rebel group.
Mongolia gives Hagel a horse — but he leaves it behind
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel named the horse Shamrock after his Nebraska high school mascot.
These 6 countries make America's gender pay gap look embarrassing
The US isn't even close to paying women as fairly as these countries.
These candidates for Indonesia's election are hotter than your candidates
Some are just pretty faces used to fill quotas. Others aren't.
Can China's Baidu search engine censor results in America? Sure, says a US court
Because free speech.
Maori warriors get cheeky with Will and Kate in New Zealand
The royal couple is on a tour of New Zealand and Australia, along with Prince George.
Scientists say Australia's Tony Abbott is engineering an 'environmental train wreck'
Destructive policies include culling sharks, dumping near the Great Barrier Reef and eroding protection of a UNESCO World Heritage forest.
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.
Can Hollywood and a handful of journalists save the planet from climate change? Let's hope so
Years of Living Dangerously, a new documentary on Showtime, highlights the global problem of rising CO2 levels. GlobalPost speaks with Executive Producer David Gelber.
A massive German container ship just ran aground in Hong Kong (VIDEO)
It's a slow-motion disaster. Thankfully.
Malaysia bans 'Noah' because of Russell Crowe
It's 'un-Islamic' to depict a prophet.
The clock is ticking on search to find Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370's black box
On Monday, it will be 30 days since the jetliner lost communications and disappeared from civilian radar.
This touching commercial from Thailand will inspire you to be kinder (and maybe make you cry)
"Believe in good."
World’s worst April Fool’s Day prank convinces Taiwan its pandas are dying
Dying panda hoaxes? Still never funny.
Australia's top court recognizes 'neutral' third gender in landmark ruling
A litigation expert said that under the law, only a person who had undergone gender reassignment surgery could nominate themselves as 'non-specific.'
What different countries view as their biggest threats (INFOGRAPHIC)
Most of the world views climate change as its biggest threat, except America.
People in China are lining up for bags of fresh mountain air
A travel company shipped in the bagged air from Laojun Mountain as part of a promotion.
8 scary (but very real) risks we all face if climate change goes unchecked
Global temperatures just 2 degrees Celsius higher than pre-industrial levels would carry 'considerable' risks, while temperatures 4 degrees higher would bring 'catastrophic' change
North and South Korea are (sort of) firing shells at each other (again)
The firing came amid heightened tensions surrounding the North after the UN Security Council condemned Pyongyang for its mid-range missile launches last week.
More Chinese relatives fly to Malaysia, demanding the truth about flight MH370
The plane is still missing, but relatives are far from giving up.
South Korea proposes aid for North Korea if it halts its nuclear arms program
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said the two Koreas must put confrontation behind them and start the work of preparing for unification.
Planes and ships are racing to the new MH370 search zone
Ten aircraft from six countries — Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States — altered their flight paths to an area 685 miles northeast of where they have been looking for a week.
Pakistani Taliban agrees to ceasefire with government to help its counterpart in Afghanistan
The Pakistani and Afghan Taliban are closely allied and both aim to impose a strict form of Islam on their societies.
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.
Killing tigers to entertain the rich and other recent animal outrages
There's been a lot of depressing animal news lately.
South Korea seizes North Korean fishing boat amid rising tensions
North Korea refuses to recognize the so-called Northern Limit Line that has been the naval border since the end of the Korean civil war in 1953.