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Russian rule has cut Crimea’s drug addicts off from the treatments they depend on, with sometimes deadly results.

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A family in rural Ecuador fights to defend a piece of ancient history on their land.

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These aboriginal restaurants in rural Taiwan are dishing up chicken with a side of identity politics.

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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, conservation comes at a price.

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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, artisanal mining is a remnant of the once-booming gem industry.

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The lives of tens of millions of people are about to be transformed by a series of ambitious dam projects in Southeast Asia.

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Two halves of a divided island have more in common than you might think.

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Indians are still praying for the chance to come to the U.S., even in the age of Trump.

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Japan’s high-end fruit market elevates produce to works of art.

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Farmers growing a regional speciality contemplate a post-Brexit future.

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Estonia’s ethnic Russian minority find themselves in limbo as tensions with Moscow rise.

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The unexpected effects of an open border, an ailing euro, and German sales-tax policy on one border city.

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Brazil’s refugees are bringing new tastes to the country’s cuisine.

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After centuries of East vs. West argument, Russia chooses both.

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Separate celebrations for women and men mean opportunities for female photographers in Iran.

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A young man’s mysterious disappearance in the Himalayas.

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Local producers are struggling to keep the industry from being taken over by corporate behemoths.

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A remote region of Georgia is hoping tourism can save a vanishing culture.

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Gabon’s newest draw is one of the world’s strongest psychedelic drugs.

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In impoverished Moldova, a revered wine industry finds itself on the frontlines of a clash between superpowers.

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In Hyderabad, a cosmopolitan culinary culture fights back against the Hindu nationalist current sweeping the nation.

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The half-century of war and colonialism behind a favorite snack

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In a tranquil village more than 600 miles from Ukraine’s front line, locals feel the war.

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Laser guns, Newt Gingrich, and lassi: inside an Indian-American Donald Trump rally.

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How a Bengali political correspondent went from covering dirty politics at home to covering dirty politics in the U.S.

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Commencement on the campus that survived the Liberian civil war, and the Ebola epidemic.

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In the narrow strait between India and Sri Lanka, fishermen are locked in a deadly battle over dwindling catches.

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Tourism is booming, and millions of Iranians are re-discovering the seductions of their northern Caspian Sea coast.

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Win or lose, the GOP nominee has killed any chance of a reasonable debate about Russia.

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Inside Kathmandu’s new amusement park that promises an escape to a land far, far away.

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How a Hindu epic inspired a Malaysian art form that survived attacks by Islamists and learned to love Star Wars.

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A quixotic urban-planning scheme aims to transform the disputed Italian port city into a spiritual center of the world

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A city in Italy embraces the dark side of food protectionism.

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Can planting cannabis help clean up the land contaminated by Europe’s biggest steel plant?

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A writer rediscovers her hometown through cuisine and conversation.

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In Kabul, a dispute over the future of a grand but bullet-ridden palace reflects Afghanistan's divisions over whether to bury or memorialize its turbulent history.

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Mauritania has been called slavery's last stronghold. Now, a prominent anti-slavery activist has been released from prison and is running for president.

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Call center jobs are providing hope for English-speaking Guatemalans deported from the United States.

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A Croatian shoe factory survives two wars, Communism and its own deeply uncool reputation.

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Afghans risk lashes and jail time to continue a tradition that offers a welcome escape from harsh realities.

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In one of Greece’s struggling refugee camps, food is scarce but distrust is plentiful.

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Residents aren’t so sure they want to find out.

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One writer’s loving lament for a changing city

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In a war-torn country, men risk their lives in pursuit of a delicacy.

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In a society that feels increasingly lost in life, love, and finances, a self-help industry booms

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An impending peace agreement between the government and FARC guerillas draws new and old opposition

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The once-glorious beach towns of Kep and Kampot struggle to shake their troubled pasts.

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Non-lethal anti-riot equipment for the DRC’s police force is meant to usher in a more peaceful era of law enforcement. But critics see it as another way to…

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27 years on the campaign trail

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Crate-digging for a fading musical tradition in Haiti

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Inside China’s booming purebred dog show scene

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Civil war has led to the legalization of a dangerous shadow industry.

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Where anyone can go out in style.

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How David Bowie became the loathed adversary of a Soviet-era youth movement.

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In a Kiev pizzeria, veterans struggle to adapt to life away from the Eastern front.

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The prime suspect in a 1982 mass killing is the country’s coup-leading, drug-running, democratically-elected president.

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Inside Phnom Penh’s White Building.

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The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.

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The Syrian cartoonists who live and die by their pens.

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Working the copper reserves in the Atacama Desert has forever been a man’s domain. But with new gender equality initiatives and female leadership in the capital, that’s changing.…

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Inside the fight to save a convict’s life

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Europe’s largest fire festival might feature Vikings, Ninjas, and men in dress, but it also represents the soul of this remote Scottish archipelago.

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A controversial $50 billion, Chinese-built construction project will upend life in Nicaragua.

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A journey to the ruins of ancient Zimbabwe.

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Will dams in Southeastern Turkey be used as weapons of war?

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Sydney’s most debauched neighborhood is the epicenter of an Australia-wide problem of unprovoked violence

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Searching for signs of Truman Capote in the Spanish fishing village where he wrote his masterpiece.

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A gay club in Belgrade embraces Serbia’s local pop music in all of its macho, misogynistic glory.

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In a country with crumbling infrastructure, cargo barges are vital for ferrying goods and unofficial passengers along the Democratic Republic of Congo’s aquatic superhighway.

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An ancient Chinese village in the shade of skyscrapers fights for survival.

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Once regarded as a symbol of backwardness, Iceland’s historic turf-roofed homes are making a comeback

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For China’s one percent, the sport of kings is a gateway to the global elite.

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Korean microbrewers are bringing IPAs and sours to a country used to watery lagers. If only the government would get out of their way.

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What do you eat in Antarctica? How one polar chef confronts “the menace of the beige plate.”

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The Syrian civil war has turned Erdine, Turkey, back into the waystation for refugees that it was nearly a century ago.

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India’s Auroville was envisioned as an international community free of government, money, religion, and strife. It hasn’t exactly worked out quite as planned.

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A photographer’s odyssey to cover an escalating conflict.

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How Manoj Chopra went from male beauty contests and fistfights to flipping cars and inspiring millions of Indians.

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In aging Japan, thousands die alone and unnoticed every year. Toru Koremura is there to clean up what they leave behind.

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Young foodies and immigrants are defying Israel’s deepest culinary taboo.

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On the eve of Lisbon’s annual sardine-and-beer bacchanal St. Anthony’s Day, Cara Parks looks at the uncertain future of a celebrated fish.

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A conflict between the government and indigenous people threatens one of Brazil’s most unique national parks.

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In Castro’s Cuba, even hip-hop is state-run.

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Sixty-seven years after the Arab-Israeli War, 3,000 Palestinians remain forgotten and stateless in rural Egypt.

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Inside the strange world of kidnap and ransom survival schools

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A reporter reflects on the grim reality of covering the Nepal earthquake

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Dubai’s Comic Con draws 50,000 fans and cult figures like William Shatner and Gillian Anderson. But the real attraction is the futuristic city’s homegrown talent.

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The war-torn region has become a major narcotics trafficking route, sparking a new Indian drug epidemic.

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To curtail a growing pigeon problem, Dubai is turning to an ancient bird of prey.

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Pollution and overfishing threatens the lives of millions around Africa’s Lake Victoria.

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What will the decriminalization of marijuana mean for Jamaica’s Rastafarians?

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In the Ukrainian town where Flight MH17 was blown out of the sky, 90 percent of adults are out of work, young men drink vodka on airplane seats,…

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A year after its destruction, Cairo’s Museum of Islamic Art remains a bombed-out shell.

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Writer Will Philipps takes part in the Pyongyang marathon, in the first year the Hermit Kingdom has opened the race to foreign amateur runners.

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On farms outside Bogotá, Valentine’s Day is less hearts and kisses and more big bucks and sore backs.

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The tallest apartment building in Africa was built as a modernist tribute to apartheid. Now it’s something far more important.

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A rising generation of young martial artists are hoping to drop kick their way onto the big screen.

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Sweet potato crust, fig and snail toppings, strawberry and cream cheese—in an otherwise conservative food culture, Seoul’s pizza makers aren’t afraid to experiment.

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As the country’s mining industry booms, so does the sex trade. Journalist Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore spends a night in a flourishing Perth brothel.

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How a trash heap in Thailand became the scene of a philanthropic turf war

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Superagent Sheng Li wants to bring Hollywood-style talent management to Chinese sports.

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An ambitious program is bringing modern tech to Mongolia’s 800,000-strong nomadic population.

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The Alevis, Turkey’s largest religious minority, have been persecuted for centuries. Will the fallout from the war in Syria only make things worse?

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Stranded on a floating glacier? This crew of Icelandic volunteers is here to save you.

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Booze-free clubbing is Sweden’s latest party craze.

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As the city’s Muslim population soars, burial services are in growing demand. Meet the motley crew that ushers the dead to the afterlife.

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Meet Rob, who sells weed and ketamine to an eager audience of expats in Beijing. His only problem? The police are cracking down.

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In Istanbul, a once-mighty newspaper that serves the country’s dwindling Greek community is in danger of collapse

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A homegrown Iraqi photo agency is telling stories no one else can

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In Eastern Ukraine, Home to the World’s Newest Breakaway Republics, Nothing Is As It Seems

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Inside the bizarre subculture that lives to explore Chernobyl’s Dead Zone.

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Bamiyan, a small Afghan mountain town best known for its blown-up Buddhas, wants to be your next holiday destination.

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I set out to write an honest profile of Shahid Kapoor, one of India’s biggest stars. His fans may never forgive me.

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For one week a year, the hard-bitten Serbian town of Guca erupts with blaring trumpets, pig roasts, and a splash of nationalism.

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Bram Stoker’s great-grandnephew wants to attract visitors to the remote mountaintop the fictional Dracula may—or may not—have called home.

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Can Columbia’s most violent city become a tourist destination?

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As ISIS wreaks havoc in Syria and Iraq, a store selling its merchandise in Istanbul shows the extent of the militant group’s appeal.

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Last year, two young Jewish Americans began leading educational tours of the troubled Palestinian territory. But their ambitions are bigger than a bus trip.

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In rural Honduras, poverty, murder, and injustice fuels a battle between farmers and rich landowners.

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In South African townships, an ostentatious youth subculture is about much more than expensive clothing.

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In the highlands around Mumbai, practitioners of Mallakhamb perform curious acrobatic feats using poles, ropes… and castor oil.

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Thailand’s Full Moon Party is debauched, depraved, and increasingly deadly. If only it were fun.

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India’s Pardhis are poor outcasts—and the country’s finest tiger hunters. Some are now helping authorities track down the poachers in their midst.

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Can a bunch of surfer kids help the country’s devastated tourism industry take off?


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After decades of bloodshed, Kurdish villagers in oil-rich northern Iraq are waging a new battle against Exxon Mobil.

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FC Alga Bishkek was once one of the best teams in Soviet Central Asia. But in the post-Soviet age, the club—much like Kyrgyzstan itself—is mired in the nostalgia…

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They used to hustle SIM cards or pick trash at the dump, but now they've got corporate speaking gigs and silk pocket squares. Meet the new motivational speakers…

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China’s top runners are training under an Italian coach in a small Kenyan town that has produced some of the best marathoners in history.

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A century after Ernest Shackleton set sail from this unforgiving island, his disastrous voyage remains a lesson of the power of nature—and man’s ability to survive.

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For a glimpse of one possible future for eastern Ukraine, look no further than the frozen-in-time breakaway republic of Transnistria.

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Ten years ago, Saddam Hussein went on trial for crimes against humanity. Meet the Kurd who outfitted him.

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The hospital conditions are appalling, but a bigger reason may be the crumbling infrastructure that prevents the poor from getting the care they need. …

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A mansion. A crash site. And the spark that ignited the Rwandan genocide.

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After Turkey’s massive Gezi Park protests last summer, LGBT candidates are now taking their fight to the political arena.

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How a small eatery just across the Turkish border has become an unexpected oasis for Syria’s refugees.

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A first-person tour of the Crimean peninsula—as it’s being stolen.

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Hong Kongers are finding inventive ways to grow sweet potatoes, mangoes, and other edible goodies in an urban jungle.

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How one family lost 4 sons to the fight for the terrorist group.

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Getting your dollars in Argentina is now as easy as ordering a pizza.

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Madagascar’s sapphire frontier town: The hard life in pursuit of gemstones.

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Mexico’s vigilantes versus the Knights Templar: Inside Guerrero state’s bizarre drug war.

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Vladimir Putin is drafting these warriors of Russian lore to provide their brand of law and order at the Sochi Olympics

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Why does the place with the world’s best café culture have no coffee culture?

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Why travel to Suriname: The former Dutch colony now run by a drug-running dictator is trying to attract tourists.

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Cambodia punk rockers: The Southeast Asian country is home to a new hardcore music scene.

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You don’t know the governor of Nigeria’s Rivers State. But he is sitting on billions of barrels of oil and aspires to much more.

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One major difference between the Euromaidan street uprising in Kiev and the ones that kickstarted Arab Spring: it's freezing out here.

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Can a controversial bodybuilder finally win Burma the respect that it craves?

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In Nigeria, a battle looms over how best to treat mental illness: modern psychiatry or faith healing?

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North Korea has its own restaurant chain. It’s good, even if the sea cucumber liquor and dog casserole are overpriced.

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In Catalonia, booming local microbrews are just another way for people to express their independence.

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The subcontinent’s vineyards want to turn India into a South Asian Tuscany, but can wine survive in a land of brown liquor?

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Sheng is becoming a Kenyan language: How the urban slang of Nairobi slums is spreading.

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Can the United Nations save something as intangible as a cooking style?

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Selling Escobar: Is it immoral to build a tourism industry around the king of Cocaine?

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How the ghost of socialist President Salvador Allende is changing Chile.

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May Jeong reports from the Kabul Dairy Union, where the milk is good and the Taliban is involved

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At the Saharna Monastery in Northern Moldova, a weekly exorcism casts out all the demons except the ones that really matter.

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Lola Akinmade Åkerström on the deeply Swedish ideal of lagom.

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Matt Goulding on why he loves airline cuisine (and why you should, too)

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Can the desert's beast of burden save a de facto nation's struggling economy? Mark Hay investigates.

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The Sri Lankan Army Brutally Crushed a Separatist Movement. Now They Want You to Stay At Their Luxury Resort.

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The last days of the Doukhobors: a special dispatch from Sonia Smith

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Turkish soap operas go global: Turkey’s homemade melodramas are popular across the Muslim world.

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Why McDonald’s has become an unexpected defender of local taste.

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Is Moscow Breeding A More Radical Brand of Islam?

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Zou Shiming boxing in Macau: Can China’s premier fighter and a former Portuguese outpost save the sport?

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