Tony Abbott allocates big money for God in schools…
...while slashing Australia's budget for health, science and the environment.
Watch how this awesome Malaysian girl rescues a sinking canoe
Coordination level: Expert.
These adorable Nepalese children literally hugged trees to set a record
Organizers will now submit their claim for a new record to Guinness World Records, which is expected to rule on it within two months.
#tbt: Chinese security use umbrellas to disrupt CNN coverage of the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen
Beijing's umbrella cops are the stars of this week's global throwback.
G7 is prepared to 'intensify targeted sanctions' against Russia over the Ukraine crisis
A tough-talking Merkel said the G7 might even consider sanctions of the phase 3 variety, meaning restrictions on trade, finance and energy sectors.
South Korea debuts new parking spaces that are wide, pink, and really sexist
You know, because women are bad drivers and stuff.
Australia ponders World Cup 2022 bid following Qatar's corruption allegations
South Korea said it would wait for 'confirmed facts' before deciding its position.
Bangkok’s anti-coup flash mobs have adopted the 'Hunger Games' salute
They materialize suddenly, raising a three-finger salute toward the sky. Then they vanish as quickly as they appear, melting into crowds to evade police.
US and China square off at Asia security forum
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Beijing that the United States was committed to its geopolitical rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region.
These 6 countries are among the worst in the world for workers
In Cambodia, workers demanding better pay have been killed or imprisoned.
#YesAllWomen isn't just an American thing
It's everywhere and has been for a long time.
No one knows if this religious leader is dead or meditating
His family says he's dead. His followers say he's meditating. Either way, Shri Ashutosh Maharaj is in a commercial freezer and there's $170 million at stake.
These new cookies sold in Tokyo claim to make your breasts bigger
"F-cup cookies" come in two flavors — soy milk or pralines and chocolate.
Malaysia releases satellite data on missing MH370 flight
The data's release had become a rallying cry for many of the families, who have accused the Malaysian government of holding back information.
Watch as India delivers its first pizza by drone
It was a 13-inch margherita.
Get massaged by giant pythons at this Philippines zoo
But try not to scream for help. The snakes really hate that.
Australia is apparently raising a generation of overweight couch potatoes
The sports-loving nation scored a D- on an international physical activity report card.
Aussie politics are completely NSFW. Here are a bunch of examples
Did the education minister really just use the C-word in the House?
Martial law selfies are the hip new thing in chaotic Thailand
Turns out, the collapse of democracy can be fun, too.
Bureaucracy, corruption and fear thwart justice for trafficked women in Thailand (VIDEO)
Human trafficking is big business, bringing in $32 billion annually. In 2012, the Thai government prosecuted just 27 cases, obtaining 10 convictions.
This badass reverend is crushing Tony Abbott (in under 50 characters)
In catchy billboards that make tweets seem wordy, Father Rod challenges the Australian prime minister’s stance against gays, immigrants and the environment. The internet does the rest.
It's official: 1 in 4 adults is anti-Semitic
A new survey measures prejudice toward Jews. There's a lot of it.
Anti-China rioters set fire to foreign factories in Vietnam
'I fear a dark chapter in Sino-Vietnamese relations is now being written,' said Ian Storey, a South China Sea expert.
13 startling facts from Amnesty's report on torture around the world
The word is rarely used in an official capacity, but Amnesty International says torture is used by authorities all over the world.
These are the 11 trends that are changing your world right now
In search of a grand theory of everything.
Here are the key figures of Australian PM's 'problem-solving' budget
'Yes, there's got to be short-term pain, but it's pain with a purpose,' Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.
This metal-eating plant just discovered in the Philippines could save the world
Rinorea niccolifera absorbs and stores up to 18,000 parts per million of nickel in its leaves without being poisoned.
Honest janitor gets to keep $80,000 he found while cleaning a toilet
North Korea's state news agency just called Obama some insanely racist things
Obama is no stranger to virulent racism at home and abroad. Leave it to North Korea to kick it up a few abhorrent notches.
Tensions are surging in the South China Sea. Here's what you need to know
Beijing claims almost the entire sea, and rejects rival claims from Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei.
This rare megamouth shark caught in Japan may be the coolest (or grossest) thing ever
Only several dozen have ever been spotted.