How the world lives, works and plays.
Sex, booze and wizards: 12 hours in Magaluf
Reporter’s notebook: A night out in one of Spain’s most notorious vacation destinations.
Tourists gone wild, or how not to earn a free drink
A Spanish beach favored by hard-partying Brits grapples with tourism’s dark side.
Mobile health unproven but not without potential in South Africa
Proponents say working in the relatively new field of mHealth is "like flying and building a plane at the same time"
These ladies love the Israel Defense Forces this much
Sacrificing midriff for country.
The towns that EasyJet killed
As British tourists head to sunnier climes, it’s dark days for Britain’s seaside resorts.
Looking at Argentina's Catholic women of worship
In Pope Francis' former spiritual home, women hold a paradoxical role.
In Bethlehem, no one is in the mood to celebrate Eid
Commentary: Death and body counts coming out of Gaza have become a part of the daily rhythm in the West Bank. It’s as if Eid is intruding upon this catastrophe, not the other way around.
Here's what you need to know about #AIDS2014
Highlights from this year's 20th International AIDS conference, themed 'Stepping up the Pace' against HIV, via Storify.
Two advances may pave new ways for combating malaria
GlaxoSmithKline has applied to license the world’s first malaria vaccine and researchers in Tanzania have developed a new model for testing malaria drugs in Africa.
Turkish women are laughing in public because a politician told them not to
Defiance in Turkey is alive and well.
India’s ‘business friendly’ prime minister rejects English
Modi swiftly demanded Hindi in social media and government communications. The non-Hindi speaking majority is outraged.
Cultural differences complicate Ebola treatment in West Africa
Distrust of Western medicine is fast becoming one of the biggest problems in dealing with the recent Ebola outbreak.
Camel milk. It's the new superfood
It's nutrient-rich, been said to help kids with autism and also serves as an aphrodisiac in some cultures. What's not to love?
A constitutional monarchy may be a realistic option for stability in Libya
Commentary: The US ideal of democracy is fading as rival warlords and rogue militias wreak havoc across the Libya.
Reports: The Vatican fires a priest in Paraguay accused of molesting US seminarians
A church has reportedly dismissed Carlos Urrutigoity, following a recent GlobalPost investigation into accusations that the priest sexually abused young men in Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
Here are the world's cat countries and the world's dog countries
Which is more popular — cats or dogs — in your country?
Ebola terror spreads with new victims
An American doctor contracted the disease in Liberia and the first victim died from it in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.
The New York Times calls for the legalization of marijuana
The publication compared the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.
David Duchovny is starring in a poorly-timed, nationalistic commercial for Russian beer
It's particularly interesting because it's not clear whether Duchovny considers himself Russian or Ukrainian.
Minnesota Public Radio report on church convulsions links to Louisiana, Rome
The complex story unveiled by MPR this week offers a clear look of Catholic clergy coverup of sex abuse.
Why justice can't be a precondition for Israel-Palestine peace
Analysis: The rage and indignation on both sides of the conflict — many of us not directly involved — is largely missing a rational understanding of the situation.
9 incredible lessons in parenting from around the world
Every culture has kids. Some just raise them better than others.
Arrested Japanese artist: 'My vagina is not obscene'
Since when did any old vagina become verboten in the land of kinky fetishes?
Buddhist vigilantes in Myanmar are sparking riots with wild rumors of Muslim sex predators
The specter of rapacious Muslim men, plotting a slow genocide of Buddhists through sexual conquest, is actually quite old in Myanmar.
13 uplifting news stories you probably missed while following Israel-Gaza and MH17
The world is terrible. You know this. Here are some not-so-terrible things that happened recently while you were feeling miserable and helpless about humanity.
Korean reality show aims to undo excessive plastic surgery
'Back to My Face' gives addicts an opportunity to, ironically, go under the knife one last time to restore their natural beauty.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is actually a department store in Germany, and it’s about to become much grander
A German entrepreneur aims to revitalize a moribund town in the former East by renovating an Art Nouveau icon.
A little hope never hurt anyone.
Red Cross worker in Gaza: 'The psychological wounds are many'
Q&A: Maria Cecilia Goin describes the mounting difficulties in providing aid to civilians in Gaza.
North Korea taunts 'housewives' with a cooking website they can't afford
The site is for 'housewives' convenience' but how convenient is it when you can't afford any of the ingredients?
These Uruguayans are itching to grow the country's first legal pot
A study in Uruguayan marijuana.