According to a global happiness index released in North Korea, the country and its allies are the most cheerful countries in the world. Naturally, the “American Empire” strikes Pyongyang as just plain sad.
“I kicked a heroin habit in New York City. I got very, very strung out for a while. I mean really, very strung out. And I kicked the habit. I had a habit, about a $25-a-day habit, and I kicked it. Yeah, I kicked it …
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of the small South Asian state of Bhutan has embraced the royal fad and found himself a commoner.
“Pac-Man,” the eight-division world champion boxer and Filipino congressman, is throwing his weight behind the Church as it fights the Philippine government’s attempt to liberalize birth control in this impoverished archipelago.
In advance of Mother’s Day—don’t worry, you still have time to pick up the mandatory bath salts and dandelions—the international NGO Save the Children has come out with its 2011 State of the World’s Mothers report. Which …
Social media-savvy Canadians defied a longstanding ban Monday by broadcasting results from the federal election before every last ballot had been cast. This is about as dangerous as it gets in the Great White North.
Sohaib Athar, a resident of Abbottabad, Pakistan, spent Sunday’s wee hours tweeting about helicopters circling overhead and a mysterious blast. Little did he imagine that he was recording the U.S. attack on the world’s most …
In advance of the Canadian federal election on May 2, women across the icy-cold country who once voted Conservative are banding together online to give Prime Minister Stephen Harper the boot. Ouch.
Gone are the days of grain subsidy giveaways. In the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, voters in this week’s elections are more likely to walk away with a free cable connection and a small flock of sheep.
Katsunobu Sakurai, the mayor of a devastated town in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture that felt all but forgotten, sent out a digital appeal for aid last month with little hope he would be heard. Turns out the world was listening.
For an island nation whose seafood industry has already been severely crippled, this is just another piece of bad news.