The Russian government fired back at economic sanctions by banning food imports from the Western countries who imposed the penalties. But some Russians worry less about the return of bread lines and more about dry liquor cabinets.
India is home to one-third of the world's blind people, and students in Delhi may have a solution to help them navigate the streets: a cane that uses sonar to alert them to obstacles.
Jamaica is moving to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, and the debate over the drug is heating up in several other Caribbean countries.
China has more than two million "public opinion analysts" who monitor and report on Internet users, and the sector is growing every year. It's part of China's efforts to maintain stability, but it comes at a huge tax cost to the Chinese public.
"Homophobia" is pejorative enough that even anti-gay activists in Jamaica are trying to avoid being labeled homophobes. But commentators on the island say they shouldn't be able to dodge the term.
Two men are accused of carrying explosives at an anti-World Cup protest last month, but activists say they have evidence showing the charges are made up.
Violence between Muslims and Buddhists has become a regular feature of life in Myanmar this year. But who exactly is to blame for the riots?
Guyana's Lisa Punch called her country "poor" during an interview on the reality show "Rising Star." The stats say she's right, but some of her countrymen were angry to hear it.
The tiny Peruvian town of Yura is badly in need of basic services like water and medical care. But its regional government is using millions to build a different project: a dinosaur park. That decision is sparking a backlash.
When Facebook went out in Hong Kong, residents quickly blamed Beijing. Hong Kongers believe the mainland is behind a recent series of attacks targeting both pro-democracy websites and a hugely popular referendum that's demanding more political freedom for the city.