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Journalist James Foley reporting for GlobalPost from Benghazi, Libya in mid-March. Foley, along with three other foreign journalists, was detained by forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on April 5.

A video of the American journalist’s beheading by Islamist militants appears to be having the opposite of its intended effect. Read more»

Inspired by Karl May's pulp novels and the movies they spawned, many Germans are fascinated by the Wild West. But with tens of thousands of German hobbyists donning feathers and camping in teepees on the weekends, real Native Americans have begun to wonder whether some Germans love them just a little too much. Read more»

If any of these 6 teams wins in Brazil, Germany could claim a share of the credit. Read more»

Rahul Gandhi

He doesn't do interviews with the foreign press, so I was only able to meet Rahul Gandhi, the once and future leader of India, elections notwithstanding, by happenstance. Read more»

A new documentary on Kashmir offers the opposite of "Invictus." Following the lives of 18-year-old soccer player Basharat Bashir and his former militant father, "Inshallah, Football" offers an unusually hopeful perspective on Kashmir's cycle of violence. Read more»

At its current rate of growth, India will surpass China to become the world's most populous country by 2030.

India, falling behind in its race to meet the Millennium Development Goals for reducing its birth rate by 2015, has returned to a focus on sterilization. Critics of India's repackaged population control program say the cure may be worse than the disease. Read more»

Gary Kirsten, the coach of India's cricket team, tells his players: Have sex before matches, boys. And if no partner is available, then "go solo." It says so, right in the team's training manual leaked to Indian media. Read more»

Not long ago, women in the small south Indian town of Coimbatore were convinced that 47-year-old A. Muruganantham was some kind of pervert. But he stuck to his guns, and in 2006, perfected a machine for making low-cost sanitary napkins for India's poor. Read more»

When an Indian court handed down the death sentence to five family members for murdering a young couple who'd married in violation of an arcane incest taboo, women's rights activists hailed the decision. But now a new challenge from the village councils that order such killings threatens to bring more violence. Read more»

Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

"The only name that we think of when we think of cricket is Sachin. Every single record of batting is Sachin. Whatever — centuries, half centuries, sixers, fours, boundaries, runs, test matches, one days — he is the one." Read more»