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Kim Jong Un was 're-elected' North Korea's leader

It's not hard to win an election when you are the only candidate and no one votes against you.

Here's why your bacon is costing more these days

A virus never seen in the United States before has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year.

Astronaut posts the first Instagram from space

It is a great accomplishment. It is history in the making. It is the world's first Instagram from space. And it's a selfie.

Britain's first female genital mutilation trial provokes national controversy

LONDON — Exactly what happened in the hospital room has yet to be publicly revealed. But the case has prompted a clash between campaigners who say the prosecution represents an important step toward eliminating the crime against British girls and doctors who claim that political pressure has swept up one of their own at a cost to women’s health.

Why the cost of real estate in the crowded, slum-packed city of Dhaka rivals Manhattan

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Grimy, slum-packed and astonishingly crowded, Bangladesh's capital rarely comes out on top in comparisons with global cities like New York or London. Except, it seems, when it comes to real estate. Along Gulshan Avenue in the city's central business district, the price of an acre of land is equivalent to $75 million, said Ahsan Mansur, a housing analyst at the Policy Research Institute. That's approximately $1,700 per square foot. By comparison, land in Manhattan averaged $400 per square foot in the first half of last year, according to New York brokerage firms.

The most likely outcome of India’s election is unmitigated chaos

NEW DELHI — Foreign investors seem confident that Narendra Modi will become India’s next prime minister in the elections that began April 7. They’ve shown their approval by pouring about $4.4 billion into India since March — roughly around when Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began stretching its poll lead over the ruling Congress party. Indian investors, however, see things differently.

These candidates for Indonesia's election are hotter than your candidates

When voters go to the polls for legislative elections on April 9, they'll notice that several of the female candidates pictured on their ballot papers have something in common: they're all, well, babes. It's no coincidence. Indonesia has a name for such balloted beauties: caleg cantik, or "gorgeous candidates." Critics accuse political parties of including them on their lists despite their glaring lack of chops in the cynical hope that Indonesians will vote not with their heads but their... er... eyes.

Ah, sunny Spain. Perfect weather for drones

MADRID — An industry providing drones for civil applications has taken off across Spain in recent years, despite the ongoing economic crisis, as developers capitalize on the wide open spaces and almost perpetually sunny weather of the country’s south — perfect conditions for flying and testing.

Maori warriors get cheeky with Will and Kate in New Zealand

The royal couple is on a tour of New Zealand and Australia, along with Prince George.
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