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Floods, drought, war? It must be El Niño again
The bad boy of weather is 80 percent likely to strike this year. Here’s what to brace for.
Struggling to save Punjab’s next generation
Not long ago Punjab was one of India’s success stories. Now half the state’s youth are addicted to drugs.
Facebook manipulated users' emotions in a secret study. What's next?
The social networking site altered the feeds of 700,000 users to study 'emotional contagion.'
Why a little country like Paraguay is launching a space program
Paraguay’s space oddity is actually not so odd when you think about it. Here are a few reasons why.
Here are the 15 most popular world leaders on Twitter and their most retweeted tweets
Who has the most followers? Hint: It's not Tony Abbott.
Why less coca does not equal less cocaine
Fields of the illicit narco plant have shrunk to a record low, but higher quality and efficiency mean global supplies of the Andean marching powder could still be booming.
ISIL loves terrorism and kitties
Prepare to be sucked into a weird hole in the internet, one of violence and war and also of cats.
Finally, we know which country is the most useless
The Good Country Index is a (less-than-perfect) ranking of how much different nations contribute to global welfare.
How ISIL is gaming the world's journalists
These militants are good at the internet. A little too good.
This is what free speech looks like to Google
Germans start challenging the internet search giant after a landmark EU ruling on internet privacy.
Fly me to Machu Picchu: Dream come true or nightmare?
Peru’s famous Inca citadel is about to get a new airport nearby that will allow millions more to visit every year.
Indonesia’s next president will be either a hot-tempered ‘manly man’ or a ‘puppet’ populist
The world’s fourth-biggest nation is holding a landmark election. It won't be boring.
Where watching the World Cup ain't easy
Folks in Jerusalem complain about having to pay to watch on Al Jazeera. Meanwhile, a car bomb exploded south of Beirut last night, wounding at least five soccer fans.
Coke may have won the World Cup, but it’s losing in India
Officials have shuttered a cola plant in the district of the new ‘pro-business’ prime minister — another defeat in Coke’s campaign to tame India.
GlobalPost is hiring a Social Media Editor
This is a fun job.
Germany set new solar energy records this month. But it also burned massive, massive amounts of coal
The country is using more green energy than ever. It's also burning more coal than ever, and fossil fuel emissions are going up, not down.
This chart shows which countries produce the most electricity from renewable energy
Norway for the win.
Maybe the world should just let Iraq split apart
It's been in the cards for a long time.
Cambodian workers accuse Thai junta of arrest and abuse
In a mass exodus, Cambodians choose homelessness and hunger over another panic-filled day in Thailand.
If Erbil's so safe, why is everyone at the gas station?
A run on gas in Iraqi Kurdistan reflects the mood of unease as people prepare for the worst and the country teeters on the brink of civil war.
Trash fish: It’s gross, tainted by slavery and possibly in your dog food
Shrimp, fish pills and pet food all use an ingredient notorious for forced labor abuses.
This adorable little robot is about to hitchhike across Canada all by itself
Pick him up, and HitchBOT will even talk to you.
Here's what else is happening in the Americas besides the World Cup
Believe it or not, there are things going on in South America right now that have nothing to do with Brazil's soccer mega-event.
'Super' banana to face first human trial
While the modified banana looks the same on the outside, inside the flesh is more orange than a cream color, project leader Professor James Dale said.
Ai Weiwei wants you to pose with your leg as a gun. Here's why.
"Leg-guns" are the hot new selfie craze.
Cambodia suffers from an appalling mental health crisis
But it lacks doctors qualified to deal with it, and foreign donors aren't eager to help.
This Indian city is on a quest to get rid of shantytowns. Turns out that's not very easy
Le Corbusier’s urban design failed to plan for laborers. Chandigarh city is trying to fix that, but some residents are ending up homeless.
5 political crises that are threatening to wreck the global economy and life as we know it
The World Cup’s 'ecological' mascot symbolizes exactly what’s wrong with the soccer fest
Environmentalists are enraged that FIFA will earn millions from its endangered armadillo icon but won’t donate a cent to save the real creature.
What the Iraq mess means for oil
Hint: It's not good.
Kim Jong Un will not tolerate inaccurate weather reports
So he's doing something about it.