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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.'
Why India's 'pro-business' prime minister trashed a key WTO pact
And what it says about his supposed economic outlook.
In newly liberated Myanmar, hatred spreads on Facebook
After multiple episodes of rumor-triggered violence, some question whether freedom of expression has arrived too quickly.
This map shows why we must save rain forests to stop climate change
Peru’s jungles warehouse more than 7 billion tons of carbon. They'd better not go up in smoke.
The three reasons why Western businesses fail in India
With a huge English-speaking population, India seems an obvious place for the world’s biggest companies to set up. It’s not that easy.
Scientists revolt against one of Europe’s most ambitious research projects
Dissenters are threatening to boycott a $1.6 billion attempt to simulate the brain’s workings.
These maps show from where the US and the EU import all their fuel
The fuel trade fuels a lot more than just trade.
These ladies love the Israel Defense Forces this much
Sacrificing midriff for country.
Here’s the scandal that an Australian court has banned from the media
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange says the gag order is about 'preventing embarrassment' in the highly sensitive money-printing business.
The towns that EasyJet killed
As British tourists head to sunnier climes, it’s dark days for Britain’s seaside resorts.
Putin doesn't look like he's about to give in
New US and EU sanctions may hurt Russia, but experts believe they probably won’t work.
Why Latin American diplomats are pulling out of Israel
More and more of the region's governments are yanking their ambassadors out of Israel in protest.
As the West exits, Japan and Korea seize opportunity in India
Amid hype about India’s new business-friendly government, expat executives in Delhi are more likely to come from the East than the West.
This unholy Portuguese banking mess took down a financial dynasty
Debt, scandal, and losses look set to topple the powerful Espirito Santo empire — and threaten Europe's recovery from the euro zone crisis.
EU edges toward new sanctions against Russia's economy
Interconnected economies give European countries strong weapons against Moscow — if they dare to use them.