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Wake up and smell the fungus in your coffee
'Coffee rust' is out to get your morning cup.
The Balkans see the worst floods in a century
Days of heavy rainfall have put entire towns under water in Serbia.
Modi's election euphoria must give way to economic reality
Analysts warn that Modi's promises to make this 'India's century' won't be so easily realized.
In a first, the US now sells more petro-goods to Mexico than it buys
For as far back as records go, Mexico had always exported more oil and petroleum products to the United States than it imported from its northern neighbor. This year, they're trading places.
How has your week at work been? Would you rather get paid to play with pandas?
The position of "panda caretaker" includes free room and board, an SUV and a salary of $32,000.
This badass reverend is crushing Tony Abbott (in under 50 characters)
In catchy billboards that make tweets seem wordy, Father Rod challenges the Australian prime minister’s stance against gays, immigrants and the environment. The internet does the rest.
This is why Nigeria’s large military is no match for violent zealots
History, poor equipment and inexperience hamper the country’s army.
GlobalPost wins the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for 'Myanmar Emerges'
GlobalPost received the award, which is given to work that provides 'insights into the causes, conditions, and remedies of human rights violations and injustice,' in the New Media category.
Here’s why some Brazilians want their country to lose the World Cup
The heresy on the street is: ‘I’d love to see the Brazil team lose every game.’
The world is falling all over itself to attract Chinese tourists
Here's a look at all the ways governments and companies are doing whatever it takes to woo the valuable Chinese tourist.
The UN is holding its first-ever talks focused entirely on killer robots
Yes, this is actually happening.
Chile is pushing ahead with a carbon tax, whether the US likes it or not
Chile has passed South America's first tax on CO2 emissions, but Washington's top diplomat in Santiago says US businesses should have a say.
These are the 11 trends that are changing your world right now
In search of a grand theory of everything.
Archaeologists may have just found the wreck of Christopher Columbus' ship the Santa Maria
This could be the biggest discovery since, well, 1492.
This metal-eating plant just discovered in the Philippines could save the world
Rinorea niccolifera absorbs and stores up to 18,000 parts per million of nickel in its leaves without being poisoned.
How Russia arms America’s southern neighbors
Russia is now the largest weapons dealer to governments in Latin America.
Amid signs of a recovery, Europe’s south struggles to rise again
Despite some good news, the euro zone’s sunbelt faces a long, hard road ahead.
Uruguay is struggling to make legal weed that can compete with the illegal stuff
Illicit high-grade Uruguayan marijuana is so copious the local press is calling it a ‘cannabis spring.’
Americans actually spend less on food than any other country on Earth
Food prices are going up in the United States. But they are still lower than anywhere else.
Guess which city says it has the dirtiest air
Watch this massive explosion erupt from the surface of the sun
Such activity is common, but it's rarely seen in such detail.
1,600 papier-mâché pandas prepare to take on Hong Kong
Some call it art. Others say it's panda-monium.
With its prime minister ousted, here’s what to expect in Thailand
After months of protests, today a court toppled Yingluck Shinawatra on dubious grounds. Her party calls it a coup.
Uruguay’s pot-legalizing president goes to Washington
From ganja to Guantanamo, there's a stunning array of topics for Jose Mujica and Barack Obama to discuss.
On Location Video: Meet the beautiful, melancholy women paid to flirt in Japan
More and more young Japanese women aspire to work as a hostess.
Here's how much square-footage $1 million will buy you in the world's most expensive real estate markets
If you're looking for space, don't move to Monaco.
A landslide killed more than 2,100 people in northeast Afghanistan
Villagers were praying in two mosques when they were entombed by a tide of debris storming down the mountain.
This resort chef lost his job. Now he grows opium with his friends
... who happen to be a musician and a cab driver.
How worried are Russia’s oligarchs? Enough to pay $236 million for an apartment with no toilet
As Western countries threaten new sanctions against Russia, the wealthy are dumping their cash in London.
News drones over El Salvador
Illegal in the US, newsgathering drones are taking off in Latin American media.
This map shows which export makes your country the most money
Australia makes the most money from coal. Who knew?