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In South Korea, real business gets done in brothels and karaoke joints
Now, the country’s tax office is cracking down on this sleazy billion-dollar corporate write-off.
These charts show you just how bad Ebola has gotten in West Africa
The worst-ever outbreak of the deadly virus has so far killed more than 4,500 people.
Will Indonesia’s new president end one of Asia’s oldest conflicts?
Jokowi has promised a softer approach, but the country’s powerful generals may have other ideas.
France is a mess, and Europe is worried
If economic troubles overwhelm Hollande's government and buoy the far right, the whole euro zone could feel the impact.
Mexico's Peña Nieto hopes for a galactic legacy with this Norman Foster airport
Plans for a six-runway airport with a space-age design could leave Mexico’s president with a major legacy — or a major headache.
Global warming is so much worse than we thought. Here's the chart that proves it
This is the one chart that you need to show to your climate denying friends.
Mexican drug cartels are expanding their reach in Peru
And they may be boosting their cocaine trade with Europe in the process.
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.
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.