Christopher Ingraham What if someone had already figured out the answers to the world's most pressing policy problems, but those solutions were buried deep in a PDF, somewhere nobody will ever read them?
Tom Arup THE World Bank has warned the planet is on track to warm by 4 degrees this century, leading to more extreme heat waves, lower crop yields and increased flooding, possibly as early as 2060.
Juliette Jowit LONDON: Record sums were invested last year in coal power - the most carbon-intensive form of energy on the planet - by the World Bank, despite international commitments to slash the carbon emissions...
New York US President picks an expert in public health born in South Korea as his nominee.
Mike Pflanz Cable cars could soon be strung above some of Africa's most chaotic and traffic-clogged cities, taking thousands of commuters to work in just a fraction of the time they do now.
Terry Atlas and Jonathan Allen President Barack Obama's response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 over Ukraine reflects the conclusion of US officials that time, evidence and world opinion are increasingly on his side...
Erin Cunningham US Secretary of State John Kerry persuades rival presidential candidates to agree to a full recount of votes.
Simon Romero Rio de Janeiro: At a meeting in Brazil on Tuesday, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa announced they were establishing a development bank to challenge the influence of...
Nick Perry It's almost 10am, but the barista at this tiny Pacific kingdom's domestic air terminal has yet to make a single cup of coffee.
Dave Tacon With its 166,000 millionaires, Shanghai – known in the 1930s as the whore of the Orient – is once again the adventurer’s paradise with its own brand of exotic and seedy glamour.
David Brunnstrom Countries now in the same category as North Korea and Syria, among the world's worst centres of human trafficking.
Mushtaq Mojaddidi Survivors of a landslide that entombed a village in northern Afghanistan are mourning hundreds of dead relatives as aid teams rush to care for 700 families left homeless.
Robert MacPherson Social media sites have exploded with urgent appeals to #bringbackourgirls, ramping up global awareness of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists 24 days earlier.
Ben Sheppard Kabul: Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan announced the start of their annual "spring offensive" on Thursday, vowing a final summer of bloody attacks on foreign forces before the 13-year NATO combat...
Mike Steketee DOCTORS and nurses are gathered around an operating table conducting an emergency caesarian at the general hospital in Popondetta, a 25-minute flight north over the Owen Stanley Range from Port...
Sayed Salahuddin Afghanistan's presidential election had produced no outright winner, authorities announced, forcing a run-off between the two frontrunners.
Gordana Filipovic and Misha Savic The death toll in Serbia from the worst flooding seen in 1,000 years has risen to 17 as the capital Belgrade braces itself for a "flood wave."
Nick O'Malley Obama’s was the address of a defensive leader of a nation still reduced and scarred by the folly of its war in Iraq. It was not a foreign policy 'reset'.
Afghan presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah escaped an assassination attempt on Friday when two blasts hit his campaign motorcade in Kabul, killing at least four people just ahead of a hotly...
By Liam FitzGibbon