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A man was recently arrested in Mexico for smuggling human skulls and as of yet unspecified human body parts inside teddy bears. Read more»

You don't need to know that much about Brazil to take in this image. Read more»

They look like Cholos. But appearances are about all these young Thai men have adopted from the notoriously fierce Mexican American subculture. Read more»

As Obamacare divides Washington, let's not forget how many countries are doing health care better than we are. Read more»

A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles.

Not every bombing campaign is as well publicized as the one probably coming to Syria. Here's what else the U.S. military is up to. Read more»

A hangbao (red envelope) given out to single people every Chinese New Year.

It's a tough pill to swallow, but a lesson worth learning all the same: Just because it's the way we've always done it doesn't mean it's the most awesome way. Read more»

The saola

Just 20 years after the species was discovered (that's how elusive they are), wildlife experts say the population of the saola, known as the 'Asian unicorn,' may be facing extinction. Read more»

It is possible that by legalizing and regulating the dog meat industry, we could put an end to the cramming of dogs in cages and the bludgeoning of dogs to death? Read more» 1

Cows graze on a farm near Hiruzen, Japan, in 2007. Meat from cows from a farm near the Fukushima nuclear power plant has been found to be radioactive.

Tokyo officials discovered that the meat of 11 cows from a Fukushima farm, which was about to be delivered, contained high levels of radiation, while radioactive meat of six other cows from the same farm was on the market. Read more»

Newly released footage shot over several months by an undercover North Korean journalist suggests that Kim Jong Il's iron fist is weakening. For the first time, it seems, the all-powerful army, which used to be immune from famine, is also going hungry Read more» 1

Just when you thought North Korea couldn't get any more disturbing. A leaked official police document reportedly details at least one case of cannibalism. If true, the report would validate what has been rumored in the North for quite some time: that people are so hungry they are eating other people. Read more» 2

Artist Ai Weiwei poses as 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' in his Beijing studio for photographer Sharon Lovell on June 30, 2009. He was released on bail Wednesday after being arrested in China on tax evasion charges in April.

"See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil." The ages-old maxim referring to those who feign ignorance or choose to look the other way is far from Ai Weiwei's motto. Read more» 1

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (right) visits the Anju district coal mine combination company at an undisclosed location in North Korea, in this picture released by North Korea's official news agency, KCNA, in 2009.

Given the increasingly dire economic situation in North Korea, people are losing faith in Kim Jong Il. And they are expressing their cynicism through reinterpretations of government slogans, reports the Daily NK. Read more» 1

Pucker up, because you soon may be smooching your love via the Internet.

Tokyo's Kajimoto Laboratory is working on a "kiss transmission device" that, when you hook it up to the Internet, facilitates a lip-locking experience with someone remotely. Computers would be able to read and store your 'kissing information,' then play it back on any given long and lonely night. Read more»

The Dalai Lama

Even our worst enemy deserves forgiveness, but we can't forget, Buddhist leader says. Read more»

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