Tragedy hits the Himalayas
An avalanche swept away two European climbers, while a veteran Japanese mountaineer plunged to his death.
Alibaba.com: Supermarket for torture devices?
Alibaba may be Wall Street’s wunderkind, but for dictators searching for thumb cuffs and shock devices, it's a great place to shop.
The Islamic State bogeyman has arrived in Australia
Australians are getting anxious about recent anti-terror raids and the Abbott government’s hastily adopted intelligence powers.
Forget filial piety. Young Chinese are fed up with the old
And the fight is getting nasty. An editorial asks, 'Did the old get bad, or did the bad get old?'
Why thousands of Hong Kong students are marching for democracy
Beijing last month rejected demands for people to freely choose the city's next leader, prompting threats from pro-democracy activists to shut down the Central financial district.
Will China help Obama fight the Islamic State?
Analysis: The terror group’s global reach tests Beijing’s longstanding vow not to interfere.
Alibaba is absolutely crushing the New York Stock Exchange right now
The Chinese e-commerce giant just set an IPO record and investors are going nuts.
Heaviest rain in 50 years in Kashmir claims hundreds of lives
Some 47,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in India.
Dutch report suggests MH17 was shot down from ground
The report said MH17 crashed due to a 'large number of high-energy objects' penetrating the fuselage.
Indian and Pakistani leaders offer to help each other in flood relief efforts
At least 175 people have been killed on the Indian side of the border, while Pakistan's Kashmir State Disaster Management Authority said 64 people have died.
These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live
Does this tell us where the next revolution will take place?
Hong Kong democracy activists promise 'era of civil disobedience' campaign
Beijing's plan to vet candidates in the next election has dismayed democracy advocates.
Indian defense minister calls Pakistan border clashes 'extremely serious'
Several people including soldiers have been killed in the clashes between the two countries in recent weeks.
Australia’s cuddly koalas are rapidly dying out
But a new technique — involving nose prints — may help conservationists save them.
Everyone from Tibetan monks to Iran's Supreme Leader is watching Ferguson. Here's how they're reacting
The killing of Michael Brown matters to folks around the globe.
These maps show the best and worst countries for journalists, and how much has changed in recent years
Our time-lapse GIFs show you how conditions for journalists have changed over the last 12 years.
Sri Lanka's president is adamant about barring UN war crimes investigators
Sri Lankan government forces have been accused of widespread human rights violations in the final stages of the war, which ended in May 2009.
Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces near Kabul
The fighting in Logar is a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as the foreign combat troops wind down their military operations.
Myanmar struggles to kick a deadly addiction
The world’s fourth most common psychoactive habit delivers a potent buzz and lots of red saliva.
Landslides, floods kill 109 people, displace thousands in Nepal and India
The deaths come two weeks after the worst landslide in over a decade smashed into hamlets in northeastern Nepal, killing 156 people.
Tony Abbott's top business adviser says 'global cooling' is the climate threat we should be worried about
Global warming is a hoax. According to this guy, we're headed to another ice age.
The Vietnam War might seem like ancient history, but thousands still risk arrest and torture for helping the US
4 decades later, Hmong who helped the US ‘fight communism’ are still persecuted and on the run.
Here's how much aid the US wants to send foreign countries in 2015, and why (INFOGRAPHIC)
The Obama administration wants to give Israel more than $3 billion. Will it get it?
In honor of World Lion Day, a list of their top 30 complaints
I am lion, hear me kvetch.
Massive gas pipeline explosion in Taiwan kills 15 people, injures 233
Authorities received calls from residents in Kaohsiung's Cianjhen district about suspected gas leaks late Thursday, which triggered a series of explosions.
Here’s the scandal that an Australian court has banned from the media
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange says the gag order is about 'preventing embarrassment' in the highly sensitive money-printing business.
Here are the world's cat countries and the world's dog countries
Which is more popular — cats or dogs — in your country?
These maps show the deadliest climate-related disasters for every part of the world since 1970
The Ethiopian drought remains one of the world's worst climate disasters ever. Are more like it in our future?
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47 people
The accident happened on one of the Penghu islands, also known as the Pescadores.
Watch the viral dance video from China that's making North Korea reeeaaally mad
Kim Jong Un is a star. Dance with him.
Asia’s heroin now sold in lemon yellows and cotton-candy pinks
Why pastel-colored smack is being produced in the wilds of Myanmar.