Want to Know http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24832/all en World Cup welcome: a billion condoms and 40,000 sex workers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/sports/100505/world-cup-sex-workers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Soccer fans to storm South Africa, hoping for scores, in more ways than one. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iva Skoch </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAPE TOWN, South Africa&nbsp; &mdash; The taxi drivers hustling around the bars on Long Street in Cape Town say they are ready for all the soccer fans that will flood the city in June for the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/soccer-world-cup-2010">World Cup</a>. So are hotels, restaurants, breweries and, inevitably, prostitutes.</p> <p>Arguably, the soccer World Cup is to the sex industry what the holiday season is to candy shops. A temporary surge of excited people feeling collectively festive, willing to pay for a bit of extra indulgence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/sports/100505/world-cup-sex-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa sex industry Business Want to Know Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat South Africa Health Fri, 07 May 2010 10:38:00 +0000 Iva Skoch 5548431 at http://www.globalpost.com Lessons from Haiti, the tsunami and beyond: To help Philippines typhoon victims, send money, not stuff http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/haiti/100113/haiti-earthquake-aid <p>BOSTON &mdash; After every major disaster, well-meaning but misguided donors actually worsen the suffering.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/haiti/100113/haiti-earthquake-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Philippines typhoon Americas Want to Know Aid Opinion Health Haiti Wed, 13 Jan 2010 23:27:00 +0000 David Case 5516055 at http://www.globalpost.com Watch Greek football fans turn their stadium into an insane “ring of fire” (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140418/greek-cup-football-PAOK-Olympiakos-fire <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">On Wednesday, PAOK played Olympiakos in the second leg of the Greek Cup semi-finals at Thessaloniki. Everyone behaved nicely, from the fans to the players.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">LOL NOPE!&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">Everyone behaved exactly as you would expect absolutely insane Greek soccer fans to behave.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140418/greek-cup-football-PAOK-Olympiakos-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Greece being Greece Home Regions Want to Know Europe Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:29:00 +0000 Sarah Dougherty 6124988 at http://www.globalpost.com The UK really needs to calm down about snails http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/140418/snails-are-so-reviled-britain-gardeners-toss-them <p>One in five British gardeners hate snails so much that they lob them into their neighbors&#39; yards, a new survey finds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/140418/snails-are-so-reviled-britain-gardeners-toss-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Be Kind Want to Know Europe Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:26:00 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 6124981 at http://www.globalpost.com The 4 songs you had no idea were inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/entertainment/140417/garcia-marquez-gabo-shakira-silvio-music <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash; From Shakira to Silvio Rodriguez, music has immortalized Gabriel Garcia Marquez.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/entertainment/140417/garcia-marquez-gabo-shakira-silvio-music" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gabriel Garcia Marquez Entertainment Want to Know Colombia Cuba Mexico Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:55:00 +0000 Ioan Grillo 6124516 at http://www.globalpost.com Birds, snakes, and throwing meat: Superstition and black magic in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/140417/pakistan-black-magic <p><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 20px;">LAHORE &mdash; Pervez Shah says he doesn&rsquo;t practice black magic. My guide, Mushtaq, says otherwise.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/140417/pakistan-black-magic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Want to Know Middle East Pakistan Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:37:00 +0000 Annabel Symington 6124310 at http://www.globalpost.com When athletes go missing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/140417/london-marathon-when-athletes-go-missing <p>LONDON &mdash; International sporting events like the London Marathon give athletes around the world a chance to compete on a global stage. Less celebrated is how often they disappear after taking part, or sometimes before.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/140417/london-marathon-when-athletes-go-missing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> asylum seekers Travel/Tourism Want to Know United Kingdom Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:54:34 +0000 Corinne Purtill 6124157 at http://www.globalpost.com South Koreans blame themselves for ferry tragedy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/140417/south-koreans-blame-ferry-tragedy-national-cha <div> <div> <p align="left">SEOUL ―Wednesday&#39;s ferry sinking off Korea&rsquo;s west coast is being called one of the country&rsquo;s worst peacetime disasters in modern times, with close to 300 missing in the frigid waters. Unlike in other nations beset by tragedy, for many South Koreans the sunk ship is more than merely a disaster triggered by incompetence or gross negligence. For them, it reflects on what they see as flaws in the national character ― shortcomings that Koreans say they have long struggled with but have yet to overcome.</p> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/140417/south-koreans-blame-ferry-tragedy-national-cha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Want to Know Japan North Korea South Korea Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:02:00 +0000 Geoffrey Cain 6124114 at http://www.globalpost.com The world's newest environmental watchdog is a satellite http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/140417/the-worlds-newest-environmental-watchdog-satellite-progress <p>On Thursday, the Sentinel-1a satellite sent its first images of Earth down from space.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/140417/the-worlds-newest-environmental-watchdog-satellite-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Want to Know Europe Science Technology Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:38:00 +0000 Jeanne Kim 6124101 at http://www.globalpost.com #TBT: Watch the Soviet Union's amazing 1969 adaptation of Winnie the Pooh http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/140417/tbt-watch-the-soviet-unions-amazing-1969-adaptation-winnie-th <p>Vinny Pukh is super deep and existential and absolutely everything about this is amazing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/140417/tbt-watch-the-soviet-unions-amazing-1969-adaptation-winnie-th" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ThrowbackThursday Entertainment Want to Know Europe Culture & Lifestyle Russia Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:44:00 +0000 Timothy McGrath 6124095 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish village named "Kill Jews" maybe considering a name change after 500 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/spain/140417/spanish-village-castrillo-matajudios-kill-jews-name-change <p>Because nothing welcomes the tourists like a sign advocating genocide.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/spain/140417/spanish-village-castrillo-matajudios-kill-jews-name-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Home Regions Spain Travel/Tourism Want to Know Europe Culture & Lifestyle Spain Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:58:00 +0000 Sarah Dougherty 6124093 at http://www.globalpost.com Israelis flee Israel for Passover, irony abounds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/140416/modern-passover-when-todays-israelites <p><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 20px;">JERUSALEM &mdash; This year alone, close to half a million Israelis have gone abroad, escaping not the lashes of pharaonic whips but the tyranny of pre-Passover cleaning and scrubbing, not to mention the plague of visiting family members and the almost absolute impossibility of finding a slice of real bread. Schools and public offices are shuttered for the week-long holiday.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/140416/modern-passover-when-todays-israelites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Want to Know Israel and Palestine Middle East Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:21:00 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 6123246 at http://www.globalpost.com 60 Seconds on Earth: A Filipino tour guide's hilarious protest against the power of the Catholic Church http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/philippines/140416/60-seconds-earth-video-tour-guide-hilarious-protest-catholic-church <p>MANILA, Philippines &mdash; Carlos Celdran may show tourists the sights of Manila, but thinks of himself as more performance artist than guide. His <a href="http://celdrantours.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">website</a> warns, &#39;Content tends to offend people with no sense of humor nor sense of drama.&#39;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/philippines/140416/60-seconds-earth-video-tour-guide-hilarious-protest-catholic-church" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 60 seconds on Earth Want to Know Philippines Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:07:00 +0000 Malte Kollenberg and Jason Strother 6123241 at http://www.globalpost.com What might be the biggest water gun fight in the world is happening right now in Myanmar and Thailand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/140416/9-photos-prove-myanmar-thailand-have-the-greatest-new-year-party <p>What might be the biggest water gun fight in the world is happening right now in Myanmar and Thailand.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/140416/9-photos-prove-myanmar-thailand-have-the-greatest-new-year-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> The world is fun Want to Know Asia-Pacific Cambodia Myanmar Culture & Lifestyle Thailand Vietnam Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Allison Jackson 6123089 at http://www.globalpost.com This is what it takes to pack up the war in Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/140416/afghanistan-troop-withdrawal-retrograde-operation <p>The logistics of moving a military back home are pretty crazy.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/140416/afghanistan-troop-withdrawal-retrograde-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Afghanistan War Home military Regions withdrawal Want to Know Asia-Pacific Military War United States Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:34:17 +0000 Sarah Dougherty 6123083 at http://www.globalpost.com