When the USSR collapsed, Washington bet on the global spread of democratic capitalist values — and lost.
Edir Macedo has a church, a bank, a TV channel and a Moses complex. And with the election of Jair Bolsonaro, he has emerged as the country's most controversial kingmaker.
Anthropologists and linguists are working to understand how complex systems of communication emerge — and what they reveal about how to keep rare or threatened languages alive.
The 26-year-old American adventure blogger was killed by an isolated tribe last year. His father blames ‘extreme’ Christianity
"In roughly three decades, the global population will begin to decline,"?journalist John Ibbitson and political scientist Darrel Bricker?write in their new book, and "once that decline begins, it will never end."
A look at the people behind the scenes who make the Queer Azaadi (Free) Mumbai Pride March happen.
Normally, Birthright tourists visit Israel and return home. Pam Mandel went on to Egypt, and kept going.
Since a fiber-optic cable was severed on Jan. 20, contact with the outside world has been difficult for residents of the remote island nation.
If you needed motivation to call your elected representatives to tell them you support a Green New Deal, here you go.
More than half of Vietnam's population is younger than 25, and 70% were born after the Vietnam War ended in 1975.
The 800-year-old Sé Velha de Coimbra is the only surviving Romanesque cathedral in Portugal, and it's being slowly devoured by a type of black mold that scientists say has never been seen before.
"It's not like there's a textbook or some guidebook that teaches you how to behave or how to react when your husband becomes an exile."
The Kurdish region of Iraq is home to spectacular peaks, wild rivers, and fiercely hospitable people, and it could be the Middle East’s next big adventure tourism destination. But there’s one small catch: it’s still dangerous as hell.
The US and the Taliban are approaching a peace deal. But a new survey suggests a key component of national security is getting worse.
Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the country's largest opposition party, has announced that he will ensure a minimum income for India's poor if his party is voted to power.
International squabbles have stopped a once-mighty chicken-foot trade.
For much of the early Islamic period, the mingling of Muslims and non-Muslims was largely predicated on a basic imbalance of power.
South Korea's human rights commission is launching a sprawling investigation into sexual abuse and violence in sports, following multiple allegations that coaches mistreated and attacked athletes.
Ukraine wants to rebrand the infamously ruined area. Will we soon be seeing influencers there in hazmat suits?
Officials from the Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas airport are trying to find the owners of a plane that has been parked on the tarmac, without moving, for years.
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