Food & Travel
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You'd think Aung San Suu Kyi was running for president
Her National League for Democracy doesn't mind a bit of early celebration, especially when The Lady herself has said she will be 'above the president.'
Now investigators are '90 percent sure' it was a bomb that downed the Russian plane
Confirmation that militants brought down the airliner could have a devastating impact on Egypt's lucrative tourist industry.
The UK has a serious curry problem
Immigration restrictions are driving restaurants short on chefs to close every week. But it's not just food that's at stake.
The UK’s new passport design is offending millions of women and three countries
Of nine people featured, only two are women and not a single person is from Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.
There have been fish guts in your Guinness this whole time
But that's about to change.
Russian jet broke up in mid air, too early for conclusions, official says
US-EGYPT-CRASH:Russian jet broke up in mid air, too early for conclusions, official says
Russian airliner with 224 aboard crashes in Egypt's Sinai, all killed
'I now see a tragic scene,' an Egyptian security officer told Reuters. 'A lot of dead on the ground and many who died whilst strapped to their seats.'
Why the UN meat report is a double-whopper of bad news for South Americans
Have you ever tried to come between South Americans and their meat? Pro tip: Don't.
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.
Tony Blair is kind of sorry about the Islamic State
It may be obvious, though bears repeating: Saddam Hussein's ouster led directly to the rise of IS.
Thailand’s latest booze diktat? No more 'beer selfies'
Thai junta to snap-happy drinkers: Put down the bottle and nobody gets jailed.
World leaders served lunch made from 'trash' at United Nations
Chefs cooked a lunch made entirely of food that would have ended up in garbage bins, highlighting the extraordinary waste in modern diets and its role in worsening climate change.
Instastink: A couple of Instagram photos of Rio’s bay pollution problem
GlobalPost took a tour around Guanabara bay, the main staging ground for the Olympic sailing events. We didn’t have to wait long to see some disgusting stuff.
You know how Ukraine’s becoming more Western? Now it’s got craft beer
They're even drinking Obama stout.
Titanic's last luncheon menu expected to fetch up to $70,000 at auction
More than a century ago, first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic ate grilled mutton chops and custard pudding.
Rescuers head to crashed Indonesian plane
Rescue teams were heading to the site of an air crash in rugged eastern Indonesia Monday after villagers found the wreckage of a passenger plane which went missing with 54 people aboard, officials said.
Germany gasses or shreds 45 million newborn chicks each year. And it's not alone
Farmers and animal rights activists are not convinced by the agricultural authorities' plan to stop the practice.
Finally, a 'gay couple holding hands in public' video that won't ruin your day
Thank you, Lisbon.
Check out this hidden gem in Nicaragua that tourists always miss
Visitors to León are usually just passing through on their way to go volcano boarding. That's a mistake.
Despite a glut, British supermarkets are suddenly running out of milk
This is all the result of a global domino effect.
US investors tap into African beer market
The continent's youthful demographics combined with local production are a recipe for a profit.
Myanmar braces for a sleazier breed of tourist
Sex, drugs and backpackers — oh my.
There's feces-covered cilantro in your guacamole because of labor abuses in Mexico
The FDA ban isn't just a contamination alert. It's a rare window into the labor that brings produce from the farm to our tables.
What Americans have been missing out on in Iran
A lot has happened in 35 years.
Nicaraguans are going organic, but some farmers are very skeptical
'What we used to buy at the market, we now produce ourselves.'
Watch a 9-year-old Scottish kid eat the world's hottest chili pepper
You've been good all week, reading wonky stuff about Greek debt and the Iran nuclear deal. Here's your reward.
What Starbucks really tells us about sub-Saharan Africa
There's a growing middle class in sub-Saharan Africa. But that's not the whole story.
The Amazon's answer to cocktail sausages: Fried palm weevils
You’d be surprised how good giant bug larva tastes.
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.
The company that brought you the ‘poop cruise’ is now sailing for Cuba
Carnival Corporation has gotten permission from the US government.
Uruguay’s marijuana experiment is evaporating (VIDEO)
GlobalPost's Will Carless went on the Cannabist Show to discuss Uruguay’s pot progress.