Jul 6, 2014 — East German communism collapsed 25 years ago. But the city of Schwerin still has a Lenin statue, believed to be the last one in Germany. The mayor says it should stay because you can't erase history.
Jul 4, 2014 — Laos' government says it needs the money the two dams will generate. But environmentalists and downstream neighbors say the dams are a major threat to fish migration and agriculture.
Jun 17, 2014 — India's transgender community is on a roll. Known as hijras, they recently won court recognition as part of a third gender. Now they're starring in a popular video urging drivers to buckle up.
Jun 15, 2014 — The location is a cavern beneath the streets of London, but it looks like a horror movie set in the tropics. Mosquitoes from all over the world live here in the interest of science.
Jun 12, 2014 — Much great literature is informed by British gloom, from the Hound of the Baskervilles stalking the moor to Macbeth plotting in his dark castle. We wondered how a brighter Blighty would change that.
Jun 11, 2014 — Joe Cicippio belongs to a very small club of Americans who were held by Islamic radicals for years and lived to tell about it. Here's how he coped as a hostage in Beirut and then rebuilt his life.
Jun 5, 2014 — Altaf Hussain has been running his powerful Pakistani political movement from self-imposed exile for 22 years. After he was arrested in London on Tuesday, Karachi came to a grinding halt.
Jun 1, 2014 — Panama City's skyline is full of gleaming office towers, and the economy is the fastest-growing in Latin America thanks to the canal. But the country still suffers from glaring social inequalities.
May 27, 2014 — After a terrorist attack in northwestern China, mourners left flowers at the scene, and citizens took to social media and called for an evening protest. The government saw this as a threat.
May 27, 2014 — The Holiday Inn was a landmark that towered over glittering Beirut in the 1970s. The Lebanese civil war ravaged the city and the hotel. The debate over the hotel's carcass carries on to this day.