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 Portugal celebrates the world's coolest coup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140424/portugal-april-25-anniversary-worlds-coolest-coup <p>LISBON&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;Nicknamed the Carnation Revolution after flower venders handed out seasonal blooms to the soldiers, the almost bloodless uprising remains a source of immense pride in this country of 10 million.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140424/portugal-april-25-anniversary-worlds-coolest-coup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Portugal Want to Know Europe Politics Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:36:06 +0000 Paul Ames 6129923 at http://www.globalpost.com The world's newest mineral is unlike anything we've ever seen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/140424/the-worlds-newest-mineral-unlike-anything-weve-ever-seen <p>The world&#39;s newest mineral is completely unique and &quot;unrelated to anything,&quot; scientists say.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/140424/the-worlds-newest-mineral-unlike-anything-weve-ever-seen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Science Want to Know Science Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:12:24 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 6129830 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain can't figure out how to stop its citizens from joining the war in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/140424/british-citizens-war-syria-muslim-foreign-fighters <p>LONDON &mdash; Brits fighting in Syria are compelled by a complex and wide-ranging set of motivations: a thirst for adventure, a sense of religious duty, the desire to help a humanitarian crisis the world doesn&rsquo;t seem to be doing much about. Will official campaigns combat the allure of joining the war?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/140424/british-citizens-war-syria-muslim-foreign-fighters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Foreign fighters Syria Want to Know War World Religion United Kingdom Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:10:29 +0000 Corinne Purtill 6129749 at http://www.globalpost.com Jamie Oliver knows absolutely nothing about paella http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/spain/140423/spain-valencia-paella-wikipaella <p>VALENCIA, Spain &mdash; Paella has many devoted fans around the world.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">However, very few know that eating the saffron rice dish in most places is contributing to the global degradation of one of this country&rsquo;s signature dishes.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/spain/140423/spain-valencia-paella-wikipaella" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Paella Want to Know Food & Drink Spain Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:19:00 +0000 Koren Helbig 6129052 at http://www.globalpost.com This Bollywood condom ad makes protected sex look awesome http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/140423/bollywood-condom-ad-makes-protected-sex-look-awesome <p>Dancers, rapping, pelvic thrusts &mdash; this is everything you could hope for from a Bollywood condom commercial.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/140423/bollywood-condom-ad-makes-protected-sex-look-awesome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bollywood Entertainment Want to Know India Health Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Jess Zimmerman 6128885 at http://www.globalpost.com Donetsk remains eerily calm while tensions continue in eastern Ukraine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140423/donetsk-calm-while-tensions-rise-eastern-ukraine The crowd in central Donetsk is a far cry from the armed rebels who've seized official buildings in provincial eastern Ukraine. Here, it's mostly pensioners.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140423/donetsk-calm-while-tensions-rise-eastern-ukraine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Want to Know Europe Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:25:53 +0000 Dan Peleschuk 6128872 at http://www.globalpost.com This Russian coin will commemorate 'Crimea's reunification' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/140423/russian-factory-minting-putin-coin-mark-crimea-annexation It's got a picture of Putin on it, of course.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/140423/russian-factory-minting-putin-coin-mark-crimea-annexation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Russia Want to Know Russia Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:15:23 +0000 Allison Jackson 6128853 at http://www.globalpost.com These are the countries where you can drink without being judged http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/food-drink/140423/morality-and-drinking-around-the-world <p>And the ones where you really shouldn&#39;t order that second round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/food-drink/140423/morality-and-drinking-around-the-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drinking Travel/Tourism Czech Republic Want to Know Food & Drink Germany Indonesia Poland Japan Pakistan Philippines United Kingdom United States Venezuela Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:23:47 +0000 Simran Khosla 6128724 at http://www.globalpost.com Sloths are made for hangin' (upside down) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/140423/sloths-have-fancy-gut-design-help-them-hang-upside-down Researchers say sloths have a unique abdominal design that prevent their lungs from being squished when they are inverted.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/140423/sloths-have-fancy-gut-design-help-them-hang-upside-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Want to Know Wildlife News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:15:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128680 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama lands in Tokyo for the first US state visit in 18 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/140423/Obama-jiro-sushi-japan-state-visit-context <p>SEOUL, South Korea &mdash; Japan is without a doubt America&rsquo;s most stable and prosperous ally in East Asia. Yet today, President Obama became the first American president since Bill Clinton in April 1996 to visit the country as a state guest. Analysts say his visit is long overdue. He arrives with a long to-do list, at a time of rapidly escalating tensions in East Asia. Here are four key changes in Japan that affect Obama&#39;s agenda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/140423/Obama-jiro-sushi-japan-state-visit-context" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Want to Know China Indonesia Japan North Korea Philippines South Korea Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:59:00 +0000 Geoffrey Cain 6128653 at http://www.globalpost.com There's a lot of tension in the Asia-Pacific right now http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/140423/these-4-countries-are-fighting-china-and-each-other-and-ne <p>It&rsquo;s no secret why Obama is visiting Japan, South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia &mdash; and it has little to do with any of those countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/140423/these-4-countries-are-fighting-china-and-each-other-and-ne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Diplomacy Want to Know Asia-Pacific China Japan Philippines South Korea United States Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:33:39 +0000 Jeanne Kim 6128633 at http://www.globalpost.com 26 asteroids with the power of nuclear bombs have hit Earth since the year 2000. This video shows you where http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/140423/26-asteroids-the-power-nuclear-bombs-have-hit-earth-2000-video-shows-yo <p>Between 2000 and 2013, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Detection Network, a watchdog group, registered 26 explosions on Earth&#39;s surface or in its atmosphere that had the power of nuclear bombs. But the explosions didn&#39;t come from nuclear bombs. They came from asteroids.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/140423/26-asteroids-the-power-nuclear-bombs-have-hit-earth-2000-video-shows-yo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Something else to fear Want to Know Science Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Timothy McGrath 6128626 at http://www.globalpost.com One man's dream come true: Making the official ball for the 2014 FIFA World Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/140422/one-mans-dream-come-true-making-the-official-ball-the-2014 <p><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 20px;">SIALKOT &mdash;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 20px;">When the world&rsquo;s top soccer players take to the pitch in Brazil this summer for the FIFA World Cup, few will spare a thought for the ball. But as the teams battle it out for victory and the chance to lay their hands on the World Cup trophy, those balls on the field will show that one man has already achieved his goal.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/140422/one-mans-dream-come-true-making-the-official-ball-the-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies World Cup 2014 Want to Know Culture & Lifestyle Middle East Pakistan Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:23:01 +0000 Annabel Symington 6127868 at http://www.globalpost.com