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First aid teams reach Vanuatu, find widespread devastation after cyclone
With winds of more than 185 mph, Cyclone Pam razed homes, smashed boats and washed away roads as it struck late on Friday into Saturday.
Dozens feared dead as cyclone pounds Pacific island of Vanuatu
The full extent of the damage is unknown, with limited communications in place after Super Cyclone Pam.
A guide to smoking weed around the world
As marijuana legalization gathers pace, here's your up-to-date look at the planet's best and worst places to get stoned.
I wanted to look like a K-Pop star. So I went to a plastic surgery clinic
Here is the story — and the before and after photos of my transformation.
Crufts dog show poisoning mystery deepens with second death
As news breaks of a second show dog death, a new scandal brings calls for Best in Show winner Knopa to forfeit the title.
Watch this 95-year-old badass destroy the 200m sprint world record
Charles Eugster is a retired British dentist. He's also apparently a superhero.
How the world's largest dog show became a canine murder mystery
Who would attack a three-year-old Irish Setter? And why?
Here are 25 reasons why Seoul is now Asia’s coolest city
Tokyo is yesterday's news.
8 ways you are killing the environment that you probably didn't even realize
Keurig coffee makers aren't the only culprits here.
Malaysian PM vows to keep up search for MH370, report offers no new clues
Investigators believe the plane was flown thousands of miles off course before eventually crashing into the ocean off Australia.
Conan O'Brien's visit to Cuba is about way more than comedy
This is what cultural diplomacy looks like.
Many Westerners pouring into Myanmar have no idea how offensive they are being
And in Myanmar, dissing Buddha can bring on death threats and prison time.
Why great chefs reject Michelin stars
For most, the coveted culinary rating is part honor, part curse.
Check out these empowering portraits of drag queens in China
They're one sign popular views on gender identity might be changing.
Scientists hope an AIDS vaccine lies in llamas
The cute Andean animal’s antibodies are nearly 100 percent effective in stopping the deadly virus from spreading, researchers say.
Al Shabaab threatens to attack Mall of America
The Al-Qaeda-linked group also threatened Canada's West Edmonton Mall, London's famous Oxford Street shopping hub and two malls in France.
Come home, families beg Syria-bound UK schoolgirls
The three girls flew to Istanbul on a Turkish Airlines flight from London's Gatwick airport.
5 edible Latin American bugs
With the UN promoting insects as a new sustainable food, GlobalPost looks at five Latin American creepy-crawlies that locals just love to eat.
How Mexicans became Hollywood’s best directors
Birdman's Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu just became the second Mexican in a row to win the Oscar for best director.
Some of Europe’s Jews might take Netanyahu up on his offer of a new home
Others doubt that flight to Israel is the answer to anti-Semitism in the EU.
Cheering for the Islamic State on Facebook can get you jailed in the UK
In the US material support for terrorism is banned. But in Britain, even social media posts and T-shirts can be foul play.
In Uruguay, pot could cost more for pain relief than for pleasure
Medical marijuana needs to be of a higher grade and priced accordingly, Uruguayan drug authorities say. But, as always, the details are fuzzy.
Man shot dead by Copenhagen police after gun attacks
Early Sunday, police said they had shot and killed a man after he fired at officers in the inner-city neighborhood of Noerrebro.
Man dies in shooting at Danish meeting with artist who drew Mohammad
Danish police said two suspects fled in a car after the attack on the gathering, which had been billed as a debate on art and blasphemy.
Here are 10 spectacular beaches people in Boston are probably dreaming about
India's Palolem Beach, anyone?
Indonesia’s ‘liberal’ president is about to execute more drug smugglers
This time, the firing squad is set to claim a talented Australian artist.
This stand-up comic is so funny he doesn't have to speak
Which is great, because his disability won't allow him to talk anyway.
There's an alternate universe where the Seahawks won the Super Bowl
At least someone will be wearing those 'back to back champs' T-shirts.
Is the Nile running out of fish? Meet the fishermen who say there's no future on the river
Families have been living and fishing on the Nile for thousands of years, but many now say it's getting harder and harder to make a living.
As US marijuana legalization spreads, Mexican 'mota' takes a dive
Less Mexican marijuana could be reducing homicides, and some spy a future of a legal cross-border trade.
Akon says he's going to perform a concert in Kurdistan
Is Erbil ready to 'smack that?'