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.
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.
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...
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...
Erin Cunningham US Secretary of State John Kerry persuades rival presidential candidates to agree to a full recount of votes.
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.
Ernesto Londono Either Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani will replace Hamid Karzai as president, but the Taliban has vowed to violently thwart Saturday's historic election.
Paul McGeough Barack Obama’s oblique acknowledgement that the US had left the people of Iraq at the mercy of a thug in a suit was the reality check that Americans had to have.
Praveen Menon More than 7 million Afghans turned out to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai, braving violence that left at least 46 dead.
Jennifer Byrne Set up and funded by Qatari royalty, Al Jazeera has proven to be a ground-breaking news network - but its reporting has not come without some compromises.
Tim Craig and Mohammad Sharif A pro-Western candidate has emerged from Afghanistan's April 5 presidential contest with the most votes but still must compete in a runoff election, Afghan election officials said Saturday.
William Pesek According to new data from the World Bank, Asia's developing economies appear to be even more powerful than previously thought.
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...