How the world lives, works and plays.
Old Chinese women can't stop won't stop dancing in the streets
Many Chinese find them loud and annoying. But despite a promised crackdown, the government can't seem to stop them.
The future of religion around the world, in one chart
A new report by Pew Research shows us what religious affiliations will look like in 2050.
France bans super-skinny models in anorexia clampdown
France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday.
This might be the destination wedding site to end all destination wedding sites
A Korean couple says their wedding will be a 'little flower of peace.'
These are the places that are trying to put the brakes on Uber
Uber's worth $40 billion. Will that be enough to cover its legal fees?
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.