Want to Know http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24832/https%3A/twitter.com/NTarnopolsky 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 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 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 Madagascar’s human trafficking victims are showing up with missing organs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140422/madagascar-human-trafficking-victims-are-showing-missing-organs <p>Would you like to read 3,000 words about women from economically disastrous Madagascar taking exploitative jobs in the Middle East that often leave them in physical danger? You really should, but if not, we read Aaron Ross&rsquo;s piece in the Nation so you don&rsquo;t have to.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140422/madagascar-human-trafficking-victims-are-showing-missing-organs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Human Trafficking Want to Know Aid Middle East Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:03:48 +0000 Jess Zimmerman 6127818 at http://www.globalpost.com The next hotbed for medical marijuana research http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/140422/medical-marijuana-research-uruguay <p>MONTEVIDEO &mdash; Researching medicinal marijuana in the US is a real pain. Cue Uruguay.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/140422/medical-marijuana-research-uruguay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Wide Weed Americas Business Want to Know Health Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:21:00 +0000 Will Carless 6127613 at http://www.globalpost.com Colombians want the world to stop misspelling their country's name. It's Colombia, NOT Columbia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/140422/colombians-want-the-world-stop-misspelling-their-country-its-not-columbia <p>Colombians have a message for the world: Stop misspelling our country&#39;s name. It&#39;s Colombia, NOT Columbia. The simple reminder has grown into a global campaign. Sure, it&#39;s just one letter, but, in this case, the difference between an &quot;o&quot; and a &quot;u&quot; is the difference between respect and disrespect.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/140422/colombians-want-the-world-stop-misspelling-their-country-its-not-columbia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Spelling Americas Want to Know Colombia Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:36:00 +0000 Timothy McGrath 6127570 at http://www.globalpost.com What's six times the size of Manhattan? Oh, just that iceberg floating our way http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/global-warming/140422/iceberg-antarctica-B31-earth-day <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">Wish we had better news for you on Earth Day.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/global-warming/140422/iceberg-antarctica-B31-earth-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Day Global Warming Want to Know Culture & Lifestyle Technology Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:44:00 +0000 Emily Lodish 6127540 at http://www.globalpost.com South Korea ferry disaster: How everything that could go wrong did go wrong http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/140422/south-korea-ferry-disaster-how-everything-coul <p>SEOUL, South Korea &mdash; South Koreans were taken aback Monday when President Park Geun-hye decreed that the captain and crew of the Sewol, the 6825-ton sunken ferry, conducted themselves in a way &ldquo;akin to an act of murder,&rdquo; fleeing the listing ship without ensuring the safety of the 476 passengers on board.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/140422/south-korea-ferry-disaster-how-everything-coul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Want to Know Indonesia Philippines South Korea Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:07:00 +0000 Geoffrey Cain 6127537 at http://www.globalpost.com These 6 cities are among the greenest in the world http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/green/140421/these-6-cities-are-among-the-greenest-the-world <p>Solar-powered buses. Carbon neutral buildings. Motion-sensitive lights and water faucets. Sounds like something out of &#39;The Jetsons.&#39; But cutting-edge technologies like these are already the norm in some of the world&#39;s greenest cities, where the environment takes precedence over industry and the debate over sustainable living has long been decided in favor of it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/green/140421/these-6-cities-are-among-the-greenest-the-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earth Day Green Want to Know Science Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:38:00 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 6126710 at http://www.globalpost.com Is North Korea readying nuclear test No. 4? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/north-korea/140421/north-korea-readying-nuclear-test-no-4 <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">SEOUL &mdash;&nbsp;Get ready. Kim Jong Un could give President Obama a feisty welcome to Asia this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/north-korea/140421/north-korea-readying-nuclear-test-no-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> nuclear weapons Want to Know Politics North Korea South Korea Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:57:00 +0000 Geoffrey Cain 6126660 at http://www.globalpost.com This is how Assad celebrates Easter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/140420/bashar-al-assad-easter-maalula <p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: rgb(48, 48, 48); background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250); font-size: 16px !important; line-height: 1.6 !important; font-family: Georgia !important;">Throughout Syria&#39;s conflict, the Assad regime has sought to portray itself as the protector of the country&#39;s religious minorities against a revolt it says is led by foreign-backed extremists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/140420/bashar-al-assad-easter-maalula" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Want to Know Military World Religion Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125961 at http://www.globalpost.com Drunk Russian teen drives into Easter procession, kills 2 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/140420/drunk-russian-teen-drives-easter-procession-kills-2 <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">A drunk Russian teenager drove a stolen car into an Easter procession of Orthodox worshippers in Siberia on Sunday, killing two police officers on duty, police said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/140420/drunk-russian-teen-drives-easter-procession-kills-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Want to Know World Religion Russia Health Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:36:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125887 at http://www.globalpost.com On gay rights, South Africa offers a model for the rest of the continent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140419/south-africa-gay-rights <p>CAPE TOWN &mdash;&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">At the heart of Cape Town&rsquo;s gay village Caf&eacute; Manhattan, on a corner of Waterkant Street, has for years been a mainstay of the city&rsquo;s vibrant, thriving, visible and open gay scene.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">No one here is hiding.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">But Cape Town&rsquo;s gay village doesn&rsquo;t, wouldn&rsquo;t, and couldn&rsquo;t exist in any other country on this continent, the majority of which outlaw homosexuality.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140419/south-africa-gay-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa World Leaders Want to Know Politics Culture & Lifestyle South Africa Health Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:36:25 +0000 Tristan McConnell 6125693 at http://www.globalpost.com