Nepal's parliament elects first female president
Nepal's parliament Wednesday elected communist lawmaker Bidhya Bhandari as the country's first female president after the adoption of a landmark constitution last month.
Sausages, ham cause cancer, red meat 'probably' too
Sausages, ham and other processed meats cause bowel cancer, and red meat "probably" does too, a UN agency warned Monday, in a potentially heavy blow for the fast-growing livestock industry.
Want to get high abroad? There’s a travel guide for you
It contains practical, foolhardy, and sometimes harrowing stories of the search for weed in the world’s unlikeliest corners.
'Once and for all': Women are essential to global stability
The doctrine of inclusive security insists that it’s necessary to have women at the table to stop violent conflict and build lasting peace.
US patrols in the South China Sea will enrage Beijing — and Washington knows it
The Pentagon is poised to send US warships skirting closer than ever before to the secretive island outposts that China is determined to claim.
Scientists warn El Niño coral damage could be worst ever
The world faces mass global 'coral bleaching' next year driven by the warming effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon, scientists say.
With the Trans-Pacific Partnership, there is always a 'but'
Pretty much everything about the world's biggest trade deal is good. And bad.
Trans-Pacific trade deal faces test in US Congress
US lawmakers cautiously welcomed a massive free trade deal sealed by 12 Pacific rim countries Monday, but the accord faces intense scrutiny in Congress which will vote on its ratification in 2016.
Caught on video: Endangered 'fishing cat' still alive and hunting its watery prey in Cambodia
Aquatic creatures, be advised: The fishing cat is still out there and none of you are safe.
Uzbekistan apparently just banned political science studies
It's too Western and lacks scientific rigor, according to one of the most repressive regimes in the world.
The world lost enough trees last year to fill North Dakota
New satellite data reveals a rapid loss of tropical forests in Cambodia, parts of west Africa and Madagascar, and the Gran Chaco region of South America.
Virginia gunman was a 'powder keg' waiting to go 'BOOM'
Andy Parker, father of one of the victims, says he will work for gun legislation and do 'whatever it takes' to make sure 'crazy people don't get guns.'
This is one place you do not want to celebrate your birthday
You would get fined big time.
It's official. Earth just had its hottest month ever recorded
How long before July 2015 loses the title?
Refugees or migrants? The distinction is important and often misunderstood
The movement of people leaving their countries is becoming a civil rights issue where mobility, not semantics, matters.
Tampon tax is real. Women everywhere pay their governments extra to have periods
How exactly do women pay to have periods? And which countries make them do it? Read on, sisters.
Singapore's new generation wants a kinder, chiller country
Stop fining me, bro.
These are the best places to be a breastfeeding mother
Happy World Breastfeeding Week!
The UN has set itself some ambitious new goals
No. 1? End poverty in all forms everywhere.
The most recent plane debris found isn't from Flight 370
Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
6 endangered animals that poaching might take from us forever
Cecil the lion is just the tip of the iceberg.
Riddle of missing flight MH370 has confounded experts
In what remains one of the biggest mysteries in the history of civil aviation, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished without a trace. Here is what we know more than a year later.
Like soccer, but sick of FIFA? This is the World Cup for you
CONIFA is the soccer confederation for breakaway states, micronations and other minority peoples.
Want to know your sperm count? There's going to be an app for that
Global warming will fuel mass migration and terrorism
Extreme competition for water and productive land will likely be a source of conflict in the future.
If you want to try Singapore's famous street food, you'd best make your trip now
Growing wealth and changing tastes threaten the country's reputation as a global food mecca.
Oil palm plantations are destroying Southeast Asia's wetlands. Massive floods are next
A new study predicts that nearly half of the coastal land will experience flooding in 25 years, rising to around 82 percent in 100 years.
Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii, pilot sets nonstop record
The Solar Impulse 2 is the first aircraft to fly day and night without any fuel.
More than 500 injured in explosion at Taiwan water park (VIDEO)
Footage showed crowds dancing to music in clouds of colored powder which suddenly turned into an inferno that tore through the spectators.
There are now more refugees around the world than any other time in the last 50 years
The world is breaking the wrong kinds of records.
Obama heads to Congress for last-minute trade push
Today there will be a make-or-break vote on legislation that would grant the president authority to finalize a sweeping trade deal with 11 Pacific Rim nations.