Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 15, 2014 8:06AM ET
A lost Danish tourist reported that she was the victim of a gang-rape near New Delhi on Tuesday night,
Jan 15, 2014 3:12AM ET
Egyptians are currently voting on a new constitution, following a military coup last summer.
Jan 14, 2014 10:03PM ET
Roxana Baldetti, the first female vice president of Guatemala, was hit in the face by flour today.
Jan 14, 2014 8:54PM ET
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is about to give the European Union an ultimatum: either reform, or we're leaving.
Jan 14, 2014 4:30PM ET
West African lions, the lean, majestic creatures that used to roam the region, have dwindled down to a population of about 400 and are facing extinction.
Jan 14, 2014 3:04PM ET
French President Francois Hollande promised on Tuesday to clarify whether his live-in girlfriend, his alleged mistress, or no one at all, is the First Lady of France before a February visit to the White House.
Jan 14, 2014 12:19PM ET
Just one day after Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan confirmed that he'd signed a new law criminalizing same-sex unions and all LGBT organizations in the country, police in the northern region of the country arrested dozens of men simply for being gay.
Jan 14, 2014 11:04AM ET
Pope Francis's approach to the papacy is so symbolically different from what the Vatican is used to that it's making some people nervous.
Jan 14, 2014 3:37AM ET
Over the weekend, a large, 250-page dossier was presented to the International Criminal Court alleging the leading British military figures were complicit in war crimes during the occupation of Iraq.
Jan 13, 2014 6:55PM ET
Continuing the trend of troubling stories coming from Russia ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month, Russia has expelled an American journalist for the first time since 1991.
Jan 13, 2014 1:33PM ET
In terms of raw dollar giving, the US is still the biggest source of development aid in the world. But in percentage of national income give in official aid, the US falls behind.
Jan 13, 2014 12:03PM ET
Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan confirmed on Monday that he signed a controversial anti-gay bill into law, despite international condemnation.
Jan 13, 2014 9:31AM ET
Dennis Rodman has finally left North Korea after his controversial "basketball diplomacy" trip to the repressive nation, and is now offering weak justifications for his plan and leaving us to wonder who is really responsible for the outrageous voyage.
Jan 13, 2014 1:12AM ET
Libya's Deputy Industry Minister, Hassan al-Darouei, was assassinated on Sunday, the first such killing of a transitional government official since the overthrow and execution of dictator Muammar Qaddafi two years ago.
Jan 12, 2014 11:09PM ET
Protestors in Thailand have blocked major roads in Bangkok in an effort to shut down the government before February elections.
Jan 12, 2014 1:08PM ET
Nearly seven weeks after Iran and six world powers agreed on an interim nuclear deal, a date for the implementation has finally been set for the end of January.
Jan 11, 2014 2:22PM ET
A heated debate in Turkish parliament relating to a massive corruption scandal turned into a full-on melee today with punches, flying kicks, and thrown iPads.
Jan 11, 2014 9:31AM ET
Ariel Sharon, one of the most influential figures in Israeli history, passed away on Saturday after eight years in a stroke-induced coma.
Jan 10, 2014 2:40PM ET
Russia and Iran are close to agreeing on a trade deal that will significantly boost Iran's oil exports, flouting U.S. sanctions-based negotiation tactics to deter Iran from pushing forward with their disputed nuclear program.
Jan 10, 2014 1:59PM ET
The US, the world’s leading importer, ships in nearly £800 million ($1.32 billion) worth of the spirit each year. But per capita consumption looks quite different.
Jan 10, 2014 1:29PM ET
A heatwave in Australia has killed tens of thousands of bats unable to cope with the high temperatures, leading to morbid incidents of dead animals falling from the sky.
Jan 10, 2014 3:06AM ET
According to classified cables obtained by The Washington Post, the outlook on the United States reaching a bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan by the end of 2014 is not positive.
Jan 10, 2014 2:26AM ET
Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest in December caused a rift in diplomatic relations between the United States and India, has been asked to leave the country.
Jan 10, 2014 1:07AM ET
The FBI claims that extremist groups with ties to al-Qaeda in Syria are attempting to recruit Americans and get them to carry out attacks when they return to America.
Jan 9, 2014 9:35PM ET
Fidel Castro went outside yesterday. It's the 87-year-old Cuban ex-dictator's first public appearance in nine months, and he made it to check out a new Havana art studio.
Jan 9, 2014 4:13PM ET
North Korea said it won't allow divided elderly family members in the DPRK and South Korea to meet for a reunion after having been separated for more than 60 years by the Korean War.
Jan 9, 2014 12:55PM ET
Two children — an Afghan girl sent to kill herself, and a Pakistani who sacrificed himself to save others — have become two unfortunate, but newly famous victims of terrorism.
Jan 9, 2014 11:25AM ET
After completely losing it on CNN this week and then serenading North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un shortly after, Dennis Rodman is offering up an explanation for his behavior— he's blaming it on alcohol.
Jan 9, 2014 7:56AM ET
Two Libyan Islamist militant groups and one individual will be given an official "terrorist" designation, because of their suspected involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Jan 9, 2014 2:16AM ET
The Obama administration granted the International Space Station a four-year extension on Wednesday, pledging to keep it in terrifying high-speed freefall orbit around the earth through 2024.