How the world lives, works and plays.
Synod leaves questions about Vatican stance on homosexuality
Church leaders moved away from an early draft of the synod's record, but some LGBT rights advocates and clergy say evolution is underway.
Spanish nurse cleared of Ebola
Teresa Romero, who was hospitalized on Oct. 6 at the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, has tested negative for the deadly virus.
Hong Kong gov't to open talks with democracy protesters next week
Friday saw a third night of violent clashes between police and protesters, with officers using batons and pepper spray on crowds in the Mongkok shopping district.
Mozambique's got some of the best bad taxidermy you'll ever see
The Natural History Museum of Maputo might have one of the creepiest collections in the world.
Australia is curtailing civil liberties in response to the Islamic State
IS has spooked Australia's government to push through a series of reforms reminiscent of post-9/11 America.
More kids around the world today are living past their fifth birthday
Looks like the UN is good for something.
This Spanish family physician wants you to know more about illegal drugs
Meet Dr. X, who's fighting taboos with the help of drug marketplaces on the ‘deep web.’
Ebola hysteria is going viral. Don't fall for these 5 myths
Switch off the television and read this instead.
In job-hungry Italy, neo-Fascists await young migrants
With the youth unemployment rate at 44 percent, competition for jobs pits native Italians against Eritreans, Sudanese and Syrians fleeing war and repression.
Is the American right wing influencing Ireland’s vote on same-sex marriage?
The whole world is watching as the Irish prepare to head to the polls next spring.
Vatican document fires up gay rights debate
As Catholic bishops from around the world discuss "family issues," friendlier language toward gays and lesbians is creating fireworks.
Rich Chinese are literally eating this exotic mammal into extinction
GlobalPost visits a border outpost where the world’s most trafficked mammal is on the menu.
This Nazi statue is giving Uruguay a splitting headache
Should this giant bronze eagle and swastika be smelted or put on public display?
Most US nurses say their hospitals aren't prepared for Ebola
Well that's disconcerting.
First US Ebola infection sparks fears about safety protocols
A Texas health care worker has become the first person to contract Ebola on American soil.
Pakistan is proud of Malala today. Too bad it's learned nothing from her
The world should celebrate Malala's victory. Pakistan's government shouldn't just yet.
These photos of Ebola victims' grieving families are utterly tragic
More than 4,000 have died. None of their bodies could be held after death.
Some people would rather die of Ebola than stop hugging sick loved ones
Anthropologists argue that authorities and medical workers won't stop Ebola until they do more to help West Africans mourn.
The Irish village that’s built a cottage industry as Obama’s ancestral home
Three years after his vaunted visit here, the tiny hamlet even boasts a presidential gas station.
Watch what happens when some dude on an airplane jokes about having Ebola
This acclaimed Russian author believes he's found the embodiment of the Russian spirit — in Ukraine
Nationalist writer and activist Zakhar Prilepin shows how many of his countrymen view the conflict next door.
The international community must not consent to 'new Burmese apartheid'
Opinion: Muslims are suffering at the hands of Myanmar's government, which is now planning an awful new program.
The influential Iraqi cleric rallying Muslims against the Islamic State
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has emerged as an important voice of moderation at a critical time.
Meet South Korea’s red-busting Buddhist monk
A right wing renaissance galvanizes 'gas-tank grandpas' and 'anti-communists' against liberals as far off as Yale University.
How a weird law gives one group American nationality but not citizenship
Members of the small American Samoan community are in a legal fight for new recognition.
Why Bosnia has the world's highest youth unemployment rate
Twenty years after the war's end, ethnic divisions and a corrupt bureaucracy stifle the country's growth and drive youth to leave.
Synod in Rome: Pope Francis and the antinomians
Frank talk is making this year's synod far less boring than in years past and revealing some truth about the Catholic Church.
Russians are fetishizing Vladimir Putin
The Russian president is becoming a cult icon like never before.
To move forward, Jerusalem must steer its own fate
Analysis: Unless citizens of all faiths find a way to work together, weak leadership and old hatreds will keep the city from a potentially bright future.
Aid workers ask: Where was WHO in first days of Ebola outbreak?
Insiders say the WHO is amongst the most politicized of UN agencies, with governments holding sway over its regional operations.
On 'Eid Kippur' in Jerusalem, no news was good news
The rare convergence of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur and Muslim holiday Eid el-Adha was refreshingly quiet.