Full story - November 05, 2015
A man smokes during a rally to inform citizenship about marijuana use outside the Senate building in Mexico City, Mexico, July 7, 2015.
A recent court ruling could put Mexico on a path to full legalization of marijuana. But don't light up a joint just yet.
Full story - November 04, 2015
A man drains a pint of Guinness in the Phoenix Bar in Dundalk, County Louth Ireland April 12, 2001.
For 256 years, Guinness has made its beer with isinglass. It's a gelatin made from fish bladders. Still up for a frothy pint?
Full story - November 03, 2015
Blind capoeira teacher Joao Kanoa jokes with one of his students after giving classes at his home at the Fallet slum, in Rio de Janeiro March 2, 2013.
Brazil likes to think of itself as a mixed country without problems of race. But data shows that for every five people killed in the country by police, four are young, black males. Sound familiar?
Full story - October 29, 2015
A picture of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi (C) is seen between others photos of prisoners in Saudi Arabia during a demonstration for his release from jail outside the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Mexico City.
Raif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian blogger and writer, was just sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison. With him behind bars, why is he still so dangerous to the Saudi government?
Full story - October 27, 2015
An Iranian woman walks past a mural in Tehran on June 29, 2015.
Iran is the world’s most misunderstood country. It has been cut off from the West for decades, and during that period much of the world press, with limited access, has joined to demonize it. But after the US and five other world powers signed a landmark accord with Iran, misconceptions are beginning to erode, writes author Stephen Kinzer.
Full story - October 26, 2015
Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi shakes hands with supporters after giving a speech in Monywa November 30, 2012.
A group of musicians have banded together behind longtime political prisoner and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. The result is catchy.
Full story - October 23, 2015
thai beer
The latest injunction warns that social media posts displaying a booze brand’s logo could be interpreted as “encouraging another to consume an alcoholic beverage,” which is already forbidden under Thai law.
Full story - October 23, 2015
Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop confers with a member of her delegation during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in Manhattan, New York.
In the continuing debate over whether emojis are a language, Australia's foreign minister shows that maybe it's better for politicians to use their words.
Full story - October 22, 2015
A feral cat waits for scraps near a restaurant in the village of Meyisti on the Island of Kastellorizo which is the most easterly of the islands in Greece.
Feral cats kill an estimated 75 million native animals a day in Australia. Australia's government decided it was time to do something about it.
Full story - October 22, 2015
South Africa Fees Must Fall
South Africa's president froze tuition hikes after violent confrontations between students and heavily armed police officers were broadcast live on national television. "The youth win!" one person responds on Twitter.