Record rainfall in Japan has produced mudslides and flash floods forcing hundreds of thousands to flee and leaving at least 32 dead or missing.
In what has become a chronic phenomenon, the residents of India’s capital region suffer a virtual drought as the agency in charge of delivering water falls short, despite an uptick in rainfall.
Today’s picks include the official report into the death of June 4 dissident Li Wangyang, signs of internal strife in Iran and the Indian Navy’s IT personnel plans
Ex-President Uribe has several bones to pick with the man whom he annointed as his succesor, incumbent President Santos
As the violence in Syria spirals into an increasingly bloody maelstrom, Iraq’s Foreign Minister voices his country’s fears that the chaos is spilling across the border—and that Baghdad won’t be able to contain it
In June, Feng Jianmei was bundled into a van with a pillowcase over her head, then driven to a hospital by family-planning officials and held down while medical staff injected poison into her pregnant belly
The Yemeni army may have successfully rousted AQAP from its strongholds but now the group’s operatives have increased their assaults on Sana’a itself
A big French carmaker makes painful cuts even as it grows increasingly clear that Hollande may have to inflict austerity on France.
Reports suggest that troops loyal to the embattled government of Syrian President Bashar Assad are carrying out a systematic campaign of rape
The Rajoy government’s stringent new measures to bring down the country’s deficit may just suppress the economic forces that might propel growth
Today’s global picks: another Syrian defection, the U.S. wades into the South China Sea and the decline of the Tetra Pak dynasty.
Riyadh polices its streets and cafés with a fearsome rigor, but it doesn’t seem to know how to shut down the chatter on Twitter and Facebook
With the government unwilling to act, extremists are meting out their own versions of justice, as two recent atrocities show