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Red Light Jihad: Thailand’s new breed of Facebook jihadis
An increasingly extreme Islamic insurgency surfaces from the shadows to taunt its prey.
Red Light Jihad: Islamic insurgency in Thailand’s strangest party town
A holy war in the city where Muslims indulge in sleaze forbidden back home.
The world's largest-ever generation sees burden and opportunity
A new report by the United Nations says that up to 60 percent of young people in developing regions are not working or in school. And how well countries accommodate their youth will be the bellwether for success.
Latin America's posting its worst economic growth in 5 years, but it's not all bad news (CHARTS)
Some of the region's economies are still cranking, and overall the numbers will get better in 2015, a UN commission says.
Vladimir Putin’s worst nightmare may be happening right now
Is Russia’s tanking economy making its leader vulnerable?
Switzerland considers a gold rush
A referendum requiring the central bank to hoard gold may spell more trouble for the euro zone.
It ain't easy being green in the world's most polluted city
But it is possible to grow your own produce and eat organic despite toxic air and water.
Indonesia’s new male birth control pill is ‘99 percent effective’
Tests show it works as well as women’s birth control pills, with far fewer nasty side effects.
A tale of two towns illustrates Spaniards’ struggle to survive
With many in Spain still struggling with economic crisis, some officials are seeking to attract foreigners and their money. But in trying to stay alive, do settlements risk selling their souls?
The head of world's biggest economic bloc faces calls to resign
Just days into his tenure as president of the European Commission, document leaks put Jean-Claude Juncker in the hot seat.
How to foil spies in the Snowden era
From typewriters to quantum cryptography, governments are exploring old and new ways of keeping information secret.
Brazil's rich and powerful may no longer be above the law
The country's first trial for insider trading and a major investigation at Petrobras oil company could change Latin America's powerhouse forever.
Our love for things that cause climate change could mean the end of life with chocolate
The wake-up call we probably needed.
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.