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A new Amazon highway threatens some of the rainforest's last uncontacted tribes
Its backers say it'll bring development to remote communities. Environment officials warn it will help illegal miners and loggers.
China's online shoppers just smashed the single-day world record for sales
11/11 may have started as a holiday for bachelors, but these days it's about making billions off of bargain-hunters.
Why Australia is running out of baby formula (Hint: China)
The shortage is so bad that supermarkets and pharmacies have resorted to rationing.
Myanmar Emerges: Revisit GlobalPost's award-winning series
As Myanmar votes in landmark elections, understand why the country’s emergence is so significant.
Lawmakers attack Pentagon funding sports teams as 'paid patriotism'
Since 2012, the Pentagon paid out at least $6.8 million in contracts to pro football, baseball, hockey and soccer teams, a Senate Armed Services Committee report found.
Brazil’s 400-percent credit card rates ‘would shock Tony Soprano’
In the midst of financial crisis, banks are making hay off at least some of their customers.
There have been fish guts in your Guinness this whole time
But that's about to change.
Malaysia has become Asia’s vaping wonderland
In Islamic Malaysia, where booze and premarital canoodling is taboo, the primary vice is food — and homegrown vape juice flavors reflect that.
India is learning what happens when you treat sanitation workers like garbage
No wonder they're refusing to pick up the trash.
Mexico's Supreme Court just ruled in favor of marijuana for recreational use
Activists say it won't put the drug cartels out of business, but it will protect marijuana users from criminals.
Tanzania has figured out a way to make charcoal and save trees at the same time
In a country where millions use charcoal for cooking fuel and its trade supports more than a million jobs, a new project aims to produce the stuff without decimating forests.
Why rich people in Austria want to live in housing projects
Vienna's affordable housing experiment is a social democrat's Shangri-La that Bernie Sanders could only dream of in the US.
The 500-billion-dollar reason the US Treasury has been soft on China recently
China is bleeding investor money. Here's what you need to know about it.
Australia just approved one of the biggest coal mines in the world
Tony Abbott might be gone, but the Australian government still loves coal.
A warning to the leaders of the rich world
Wealthier countries are not doing nearly enough to share the burden of taking in refugees, Amnesty International says.
The EU is propping up Spain’s ‘fiestas of blood.’ Is it time to let them die?
It might take the UN committee on children to limit bullfighting in Spain.
Fidgeting while you work might be good for you
Go ahead, do that super annoying thing your colleagues hate.
In these four countries, the TPP’s rules on generic drugs could kill people
The secretive mega-trade deal would bar some of the poorest citizens in Peru, Mexico, Malaysia and Vietnam from accessing life-saving medicines.
Why China doesn’t mind being left out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The largest regional trade agreement in history is no big deal to China.
Major US companies are holding $2.1 trillion overseas to avoid taxes
The 500 largest American companies would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in US tax if they repatriated the funds, according to a new study.
Trans-Pacific trade deal faces test in US Congress
US lawmakers cautiously welcomed a massive free trade deal sealed by 12 Pacific rim countries Monday, but the accord faces intense scrutiny in Congress which will vote on its ratification in 2016.
Trevor Noah’s Daily Show debut gets rave reviews — from South Africa, at least
Sept. 29, 2015: From Comedy Central's world news headquarters in New York, it's #TrevorDay.
Why rich Indian landowners are rioting to be seen as oppressed
Call it the Patel Uprising.
The internet is crucial for refugee journeys — and for the smugglers who profit off them
It's one of the main reasons refugees rarely set out without a smart phone.
For China’s Kardashian-like rich, the era of bling may be ending — in prison
A high-flying socialite gets five years behind bars.
Why an increase in US interest rates matters to the whole world
The Federal Reserve's decision affects everyone. Including you.
Brazil is becoming a bargain destination
For those fortunate enough to earn US dollars or euros, Brazil has transformed from rip-off to reasonable in just two years.
Buenos Aires is becoming a mecca for gay marriage tourism
‘No one judges you. We were able to walk hand in hand, and even kissing, in public, and no one said anything.’
In Canada you could soon be walking around with tiny gay couples in your pocket
What do you see on Canada's new coin design?
You know how Ukraine’s becoming more Western? Now it’s got craft beer
They're even drinking Obama stout.
White House clinches support for Iran nuclear deal
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday earned sufficient congressional backing to ensure the Iran nuclear deal does not get blocked, when a veteran Democrat became the crucial 34th senator to back the controversial accord.