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?
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?
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.
A group of musicians have banded together behind longtime political prisoner and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. The result is catchy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last month, GlobalPost published an investigation into members of the clergy who had been accused of sexual abuse in the US or Europe, but continued to work as priests — oftentimes with children — in remote South American dioceses. Here's an update on some of those priests.
There's still time "to help the millions of refugees still desperate for a humanitarian lifeline," says the secretary general of Amnesty International.