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Airbnb opens rental listings for US travelers to Cuba
Airbnb said it saw a 70 percent spike in US searches for rentals in Cuba, so it added more than 1,000 listings on the island.
6 stories that sound like April Fools’ Day hoaxes but aren’t
It’s so hard to know what to believe these days.
The real story behind the Vietnamese girl who found her dog 'Flower' dead at a meat stall
The photo's going viral. Expect more photos like this one.
Indonesia's answer to Buzzfeed has insane potential
The potential market in Indonesia for viral content is pretty much unparalleled anywhere else in the world.
U.S. Supreme Court revives pregnant worker’s case against UPS
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Korea is pulling out all the stops to popularize its cuisine
Questionable studies and relentless advertising is just part of the Korean government's strategy to make Korean cuisine globally revered.
Gates and Bloomberg set up global anti-tobacco legal defense fund
The billionaire philanthropists are looking to help poor countries defend anti-smoking laws against cigarette corporations’ ‘bullying.’
Pope Francis' drug war riffs keep offending the second biggest Catholic country
First he warns of the impending 'Mexicanization' of Argentina. Then he says 'the devil is punishing Mexico.' ¿Qué pasa, Francisco?
Say hello to Israel's first all-women ultra-Orthodox Jewish party
They're only expected to win a few hundred votes, but they're making some of Israel's deeply conservative communities nervous.
This insane fruit is probably the world’s most celebrated (and persecuted)
It smells like hell but tastes like heaven to those who know it best. And it kind of makes you high.
Pakistan church attacks kill 14, spark deadly riots
The bombings occurred during prayers at two churches in Lahore's Youhanabad neighborhood, which is home to more than 100,000 Christians.
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.