Hong Kong 'Occupy' leaders surrender as pro-democracy protests appear to dwindle
Some students defied calls for them to retreat and vowed to stay put at protest sites to press their call for free elections for the city's next leader in 2017.
It's been a week of mayhem in Afghanistan
Afghanistan is thrusting itself once again into the spotlight, as attack piles upon attack, and Afghans wonder uneasily what awaits them.
Hong Kong student leaders banned from protest site after clashes
Two protest leaders were banned from a large area in Hong Kong as a condition of bail after they were arrested during scuffles with police.
Hong Kong riot police clear pro-democracy protest site, arrest student leaders
Protesters still occupy segments of roads, blocking traffic, in the city's Admiralty district near government offices and Causeway Bay, a major shopping area.
Scuffles break out as Hong Kong authorities clear part of protest site
More than 20 people were arrested during the day, media said.
Russia calls UN resolution on North Korea human rights record 'counter-productive'
'We are convinced that UN structures dedicated to human rights should not turn into judicial or prosecution bodies,' Russia's top diplomat said.
Putin's awkward weekend at the G-20, as explained by 'Mean Girls' GIFs
Apparently, there's no room for Putin at the cool table.
After 50 days, rifts emerge among Hong Kong’s protesters
The Mong Kok camp braces for court-ordered destruction, exposing the movement’s angry, working-class underbelly.
G20 summit agenda: Hold koala, smile
Jimbelung the koala gets around.
Putin plans to leave G20 early after West blasts Russia over Ukraine
"I guess I’ll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine," Canadian PM Stephen Harper said to Putin.
Judging from Instagram, Queensland police are having a great time at the G20 — for now
There are 13 protests scheduled for Saturday. Here's the calm before the storm.
China's Xi urges faster APEC talks on Asia-Pacific free trade area
Some see a proposed study on the FTAAP plan as a way to divert attention from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement backed by the United States.
Tony Abbott wants you to love coal even though it's killing the planet
It's further evidence that the Australian PM doesn't give a damn about the environment.
Here’s why demonstrators are trolling the Dalai Lama’s US tour
They chant 'Dalai Lama stop lying.' Abroad, the controversy has led to bloodshed.
Disaster officials say mudslides buried 100 people alive in Sri Lanka
'There is no chance they could have survived,' said Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, as other officials said 16 people were confirmed dead.
Lawmaker stripped of his post after calling for Hong Kong leader to step down
The move comes as Hong Kong protesters entered their fifth week of demonstrations, refusing to back down from demands for a fully-democratic election for the city's next leader in 2017.
GlobalPost series Myanmar Emerges wins World Media Summit journalism award
GlobalPost CEO and Founder Philip S. Balboni: ‘We are deeply honored.’
Women in Singapore are embracing pole dancing (PHOTOS)
This seductive and demanding art is not just for strippers anymore.
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.
This map shows which is the deadliest infectious disease where you live
'Tuberculosis' and 'AIDS' aren't trending on Twitter, but they probably should be.
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.
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.
These stomach-turning photos will soon be stamped on every pack of cigarettes in India
Smoking in India is about to get a lot more difficult. Like nauseatingly difficult.
Hong Kong gov't to open talks with democracy protesters next week
Friday saw a third night of violent clashes between police and protesters, with officers using batons and pepper spray on crowds in the Mongkok shopping district.
Hong Kong leader reopens offer to hold talks with protesters
The offer came after a video of police officers beating a handcuffed demonstrator sparked anger.
North, South Korea militaries hold high-level talks
It was the first time in more than three years that military officials from the two sides have held talks.
Hong Kong police accused of allegedly beating protester to be removed from positions
Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday Britain should stand up for the rights of people in Hong Kong.
Australian politicians said some crazy things this week about coal, Putin, and other stuff
And it's only Wednesday.
Hong Kong authorities accused of hiring thugs after clashes at democracy protest site
It was the second time since the mass protests began that authorities had been accused of cooperating with criminal gangs.
India evacuates 150,000 as cyclone Hudhud intensifies
Cyclone Hudhud threatens to devastate farmland and fishing villages when it hits the coast Sunday morning.
These maps reveal how long you probably have to live
If you are in Japan, you've got some time. Not so much if you live in Chad.