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Indonesia subjects female police applicants to virginity tests
Young women are forced to undress in front of others. Fingers are 'inserted.'
After 50 days, rifts emerge among Hong Kong’s protesters
The Mong Kok camp braces for court-ordered destruction, exposing the movement’s angry, working-class underbelly.
Putin plans to leave G20 early after West blasts Russia over Ukraine
"I guess I’ll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine," Canadian PM Stephen Harper said to Putin.
Betraying asylum seekers for Chinese investment
Cambodia sends Uighur refugees home for $60 million a head, hours before Chinese leader Xi Jinping visits.
Clearcutting Cambodia's ecological heartland
Firms linked to the country's leaders are reaping a fortune by leveling a key forest.
Here's how developers force people from their homes in Cambodia
After a violent eviction, hundreds of families are dumped in a field 28 miles away.
Wondering if you’re corrupt? In Indonesia there’s an app for that
One reason graft is so rampant is that people don’t know when a gift is a bribe. (Hint: Bars of gold? Not okay.)
Can traditional Chinese doctors really tell if you’re pregnant by touching your wrists?
A top Beijing surgeon challenges the multibillion-dollar industry to prove itself.
Why the US-China agreement is a big deal for climate change
Q&A: Nathaniel Keohane of the Environmental Defense Fund explains what the countries’ pledges mean for the climate fight.
One infographic explains the incredible, decade-long journey of the Rosetta spacecraft
After 10 years and 4 billion miles, the unmanned spacecraft successfully delivered the lander to the comet's surface on Wednesday.
These charts show you who's using the most of our non-renewable energy resources
The United States is a top consumer for petroleum, natural gas and coal.
European Space Agency says probe Philae has just landed on comet
Scientists hope the lander, equipped with 10 instruments, will unlock the secrets of comets.
US, China sign 'historic agreement' to curb greenhouse gas emissions
Too little, too late?
If you build an innovation hub in Siberia, will they come?
Russia wants to boost its lagging economy by developing its tech industry, but attracting the key ingredient — people — may be the most difficult part.
How the Taliban and a cow prove Afghanistan loves social media
Read on, you'll see why.
A talk with Alan Bollard on FTAAP, New Silk Road
The APEC Secretariat head weighs in on the future trade landscape in the Asia-Pacific.
Get ready for city living, whether you like it or not
Q&A: When you ask a leading architect to predict the future, this is what it looks like.
Tinder not working for you? A German website may have an alternative
Kaufmich.com is promising a free market for prostitution.
The EU promises to slash carbon emissions
But critics of an ambitious plan to tackle climate change ahead of a key summit next year question whether its goals are realistic.
Vietnam's dog thieves now resort to homemade tasers to catch their prey
Though grilled canine is sold legally in roadside stalls, dog snatchers are deeply reviled.
Why Beijing cracked down on Halloween
It turns out Zombie walks and political summits don’t mix.
Time running out to reach 2 C warming target: UN experts
UN climate experts warned Sunday that current trends in carbon emissions will lead to disaster.
Are Germans really obsessed with austerity?
As Europe braces for another possible recession, Germany is coming under pressure to allow more spending. A lot of Germans believe that won’t help.
Why Venezuela’s looking at a world of pain, in 2 easy charts
If there’s one thing the president of South America’s top oil exporter doesn't need, it’s plunging crude prices.
Women in Singapore are embracing pole dancing (PHOTOS)
This seductive and demanding art is not just for strippers anymore.
This weekend, Hungarians threw computer parts at government buildings
Don't mess with net neutrality.
Brazilian presidential vote begins with Rousseff as narrow favorite
Polls gave Rousseff between a 4- and 6-percent lead over her rival, though the election remained too close to call.
Brazil candidates trade final barbs before vote
Aecio Neves asked Dilma Rousseff about a report claiming she "knew everything" about an alleged multi-billion-dollar kickback scheme at state oil giant Petrobras.
5 ways drones are making the world a better place (without killing anyone)
Drones are used for killing, but many are also making the world a better place.
Heroin use is so high in Myanmar that syringes now serve as currency
Shopkeepers dispense needles as small change. Addicts prefer them to dirty, worn bills.
The world's third largest democracy is now run by a populist neophyte
Despite the ovations, Jokowi's challenges are as massive as his public appeal.