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Mexicans tweet 'WeAreAllApes' after a politician's racist rant against Ronaldinho
A Mexican politician called the Brazilian soccer superstar an 'ape.' He must know '#TodosSomosSimios' by now.
Oddly enough, Moscow is becoming ‘European’
Even with that whole ‘new Cold War’ thing, the former Soviet capital is undergoing a European-style facelift.
This map shows where same-sex couples can marry across Latin America
While the US Supreme Court considers state bans on same-sex marriage, check out all the places south of the border that are way ahead on the issue.
5 interesting things we learned from the man in charge of Uruguay’s weed
Interview: Drug czar Julio Calzada tries to set the record straight on the little South American country's bold but mysterious marijuana experiment.
In Tanzania, Coke improves medical distributions
A successful Coca-Cola partnership in Tanzania to better distribute medicine across the country shows that not all public-private partnerships have to be self-serving.
Across Africa, Coke is empowering women — to sell Coke products
Is a $100 million partnership between Coke and the International Finance Corporation empowering women - or just helping to sell Coke?
Reacting to IS atrocities, Indonesia claims to be a model of Islamic tolerance
Yet religious minorities in the country complain that violence and abuse is getting worse.
Coca-Cola's river cleanup work in Tanzania shows mixed motives
Coca-Cola is partnering with governments, NGOs, and other companies to improve access to water, occupying a gray area where genuine charity meets corporate profit.
South African partnership hopes to prove text messages can save the lives of mothers and children
MAMA, a public-private partnership led by Johnson & Johnson and USAID, aims to inform pregnant women and new mothers via text messages. Despite its good intentions, the program is still proving itself.
Argentina's abortion battle pushes women into legal labyrinth (VIDEO)
With approximately 500,000 underground abortions each year, Argentina's government and the Catholic Church have created a moral paradox of immense proportions.
In South Korea, real business gets done in brothels and karaoke joints
Now, the country’s tax office is cracking down on this sleazy billion-dollar corporate write-off.
Two Ebola vaccines for health care workers expected as soon as November
A WHO expert group said on Friday that if proven safe, two Ebola vaccines could be made available to health care workers as early as November this year.
Watch these happy, singing Georgian girls and forget that whole Russian occupation thing
Take a break from geopolitical tensions and listen to this.
Saudi recognition of Shia minority’s grievances requires adjustment in government
Commentary: Gradual reform vis-à-vis women can provide roadmap for greater integration of Shia into Saudi society.
US government to its people: Stay away from these countries
In total, the State Department has travel warnings in place for 41 nations.
The faith of James Foley and Steven Sotloff
The religiosity of both journalists is inspiring many who mourn them.
UK promises Scots more powers if they say no to independence
A Sunday Times poll showed for the first time that supporters of independence had taken a lead.
Worshippers grow weary in battle over Egypt’s mosques
A fractured, more politicized Islam is leaving Egypt's young Muslims disillusioned.
How Ethiopia solved its abortion problem
A generation ago, botched abortions were the single biggest contributor to Ethiopia’s sky-high maternal mortality rate. Then, the country liberalized its abortion law.
The collective trauma of James Foley and Steven Sotloff’s deaths
Responding to the murder of journalists by terrorists.
If you only listen to one 80s Latin rock song, make it this one
Argentine musician Gustavo Cerati, who died Thursday, helped define what cool music is.
These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live
Does this tell us where the next revolution will take place?
This German home improvement commercial is super goth and super adorable
So many feelings.
Tourists are pouring back to Mexican beaches after a security image facelift
Mexico is receiving record foreign visitors. It must be safe again, right?
Eating three large onions will not cure Ebola (and dispelling other myths)
Some West Africans believe Ebola strikes for spiritual reasons, rather than a medical ones. Here are the most popular false cures.
Do Zara's Holocaust PJs mean what we think they mean?
Pope Francis splits hairs on whether the US should bomb Islamic State
Francis endorses 'stopping' but not 'bombing' the militant group, invoking 'just war theory.' What is a reasonable moral limit on military violence in the face of terror?
On Location Video: The Yazidis who survived the assault on Sinjar
The Islamic State killed hundreds and kidnapped thousands when it overran the city in northern Iraq. This is the story of those who got away.
Is it cool to visit North Korea as a tourist?
Kim Jong Un’s brutal regime increasingly appeals to foreigners’ sense of fun. If you take the bait, are you abetting rights abuses?
Australia’s cuddly koalas are rapidly dying out
But a new technique — involving nose prints — may help conservationists save them.
Muslim majority must stand up against Islamic extremists
Arab intellectuals and moderate Muslims need to condemn Muslims who kill other Muslims.