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These new Indian apps target bribery, child trafficking and male creepiness
Can crowdourcing solve the country's most entrenched social ills?
A spate of high profile violence torments China
The grisly incidents shatter the illusion of security promoted by the official press.
Spain is Africa's animal-trafficking gateway to Europe
One of the largest global illegal trades is 'less risky than smuggling drugs or women.'
In Europe’s oil capital, a tale of two cities
As Scotland prepares to vote on leaving the UK, some argue that independence is the best way to address growing inequality.
Watch this badass mongoose fight off 4 hungry lions in a Kenyan national park
Mongoose is seriously not having this right now.
Vietnam jails bloggers so much it rivals China ...
… and yet they keep speaking out.
Outraged by rape and inequality, Indian women seek justice through entrepreneurship
Women-led startups are on the rise, but getting a loan means posting a man’s assets as collateral.
60 Seconds on Earth: The butchers of Timbuktu (VIDEO)
Drought in Mali means meat sellers have to kill animals before they die.
Brazil’s newfound recession: 4 numbers that explain what’s happening
Families are doing fine, but industries aren't. What will that mean for the country's political future?
Tourists are pouring back to Mexican beaches after a security image facelift
Mexico is receiving record foreign visitors. It must be safe again, right?
Do Zara's Holocaust PJs mean what we think they mean?
Here's how Brazil's new presidential candidate could help save the planet
Marina Silva has a chance at becoming the first environmentalist to lead a major world economy. Here is what that might look like.
Why people in China are protesting the ALS #IceBucketChallenge
It's got a little something to do with the worst drought they've had in half a century.
Kremlin to Russians: No food? No problem
Officials in Moscow are trying hard to reassure their compatriots that life will go on after many Western food imports have been banned.
Things must be bad in Venezuela if the government plans to actually charge money for gas
One time when they raised gas prices there was a massacre in the streets of the capital.
Myanmar struggles to kick a deadly addiction
The world’s fourth most common psychoactive habit delivers a potent buzz and lots of red saliva.
Thousands in Hong Kong march against Occupy, in favor of mainland China
This time the demonstrators are waving Chinese Communist flags.
How China’s spin doctors botched the Yunnan quake response
It turns out eating muddy noodles isn’t very macho — or smart.
On Location Video: Africa's most ambitious dam project could destroy its biggest desert lake
Kenya's Lake Turkana is key to sustaining life in the dry area. But new development upstream in Ethiopia could ruin it.
Here's how much aid the US wants to send foreign countries in 2015, and why (INFOGRAPHIC)
The Obama administration wants to give Israel more than $3 billion. Will it get it?
Here's how researchers in Boston spotted the Ebola outbreak before the World Health Organization
The internet wins, as usual.
Here's the supermoon, in case you missed it (PHOTOS)
This could be the biggest moon of the year.
This footage of an Ebola patient landing in Spain is basically a scene from 'Outbreak'
For most people in the world, there's no reason to freak out about Ebola. But this video will definitely freak you out.
Guess who gets hurt with Russia's foreign food ban
Putin’s new restrictions on imported agricultural products may finally do what US sanctions haven't: make Russians mad.
Putin is much more cynical than you think
Column: But his ban on Western food may be a bigger risk than he thinks.
The two big lies about pot in Uruguay
There's a lot of outrageous buzz about the country's marijuana revolution. Let's take a sober look at some rather implausible claims.
Did you know the world is close to landing on a comet? Here's why that's a really big deal
Rosetta, a European Space Agency spacecraft, is right now orbiting a distant comet. And that's amazing.
This is how inequality hurts the US economy
A new report by Standard & Poor's highlights the growing risks.
8 reasons we should all pay more attention to this crazy place
Bootleggers, human smugglers, problem priests and purported extremist funders? Something's rotten in this Paraguayan city — so, of course, we had to visit.
Starbucks storms China with its most aggressive overseas expansion yet
But can it succeed in a country where people drink three cups of coffee a year?
China denounces pet dogs as filthy imports from the West
Dog lovers fall prey to a 'ludicrous imitation ... of a Western lifestyle.'