Happy Diwali! Indians clean out their homes to celebrate the holiday. But Diwali marks a day that is much higher in pollution than most others in India.
A recent court ruling could put Mexico on a path to full legalization of marijuana. But don't light up a joint just yet.
For 256 years, Guinness has made its beer with isinglass. It's a gelatin made from fish bladders. Still up for a frothy pint?
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.