When an assault on a huge blow-up doll makes front page news, you know Brazil's already surreal political crisis is heading into ever wilder territory.
Diplomats gather in Bonn from Monday to thrash out the draft of a climate-rescue pact to be adopted at a year-end U.N. conference in Paris.
It has become a familiar scene in Turkey over the past month. Another soldier is laid to rest, parents grieving as the coffin is draped with the Turkish flag under the merciless glare of television cameras.
The escalating row over Venezuela's mass deportations of Colombians is less about neighborly strains than the economic crisis, crippling shortages and dismal popularity ratings facing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, analysts said Friday.
The word "south-south conflict" describes the different -- often opposite -- positions South Koreans take on North Korea, be of its leader, its security threat or how to achieve reunification.
With mass shootings seemingly on a daily basis, it appears no place in the United States is safe from carnage: not churches, not schools, not even the morning newscast.
The Islamic State group had ambitious plans for Afghanistan, but Taliban resistance, U.S. drone strikes, and a society less scarred by sectarianism mean the extremists have so far failed to repeat their Middle Eastern breakthrough.
Of the many adjectives used to describe the singular nature of North and South Korean relations, "normal" is one that rarely, if ever, crops up.
India and Pakistan aborted rare talks on their festering conflict in Kashmir this weekend under a cloud of recriminations, while on the front line, villagers cowering from artillery in mud huts despair of ever seeing lasting peace.
Slowing growth, slumping stocks, suspect data: the world's second-largest economy is sending shockwaves through global markets, and flailing authorities appear increasingly asleep at the wheel, say analysts.