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China’s Global Investments Are Declining Everywhere Except for One Region

Three charts highlight Beijing’s growing interest in the Middle East and North Africa.

Press Freedom is Receding Worldwide

The latest World Press Freedom Index indicates the United States and other large democracies are reaching a tipping point.

Immigration’s Cash Rewards

Migrant workers are setting records for sending money home.

A boy carries a drum of water as he walks past graffiti reading "Is Normality a Privilege?" during a power outage in Caracas on March 31. (Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)

A Portrait of Poverty and Desperation

A confidential U.N. report details the daily struggles of Venezuelans.

An Oryx helicopter from the South African National Defence Force flies a relief airdrop mission over the flooded area around Beira, Mozambique, on March 20. International aid agencies raced to rescue survivors and meet spiraling humanitarian needs in three countries battered by Cyclone Idai. (Maryke Vermaak/AFP/Getty Images)

Cyclone Idai: Mapping Mozambique’s Catastrophic ‘Inland Ocean’

The historic tropical storm killed hundreds and left an area of more than 800 square miles covered in water.

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How the 737 Max Series Went Wheels Down All Over the World

The Ethiopian Airlines crash brought flights on the latest iteration of Boeing’s best-selling aircraft to a standstill in only five days.

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Maduro vs. Guaidó: A Global Scorecard

Support is waning for the Venezuelan president, but he still has Russia and China on his side.

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Is the World Ready for the Next Big Tsunami?

The latest disaster in Indonesia shows the need for the global system put in place in the wake of 2004’s devastating waves.

Former Pakistani Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif, Benazir Bhutto, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and Shaukat Aziz. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images/Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images/Aamir Queshi/AFP/Getty Images/AFP/Getty Images)

No One Has Ever Completed a Term as Pakistan’s PM

A checkered democratic history, from 1947 to the present day.

An F-35A gets ready to drop a weapon over the Sea Test Range in Point Mugu, California, on Aug. 12, 2016. (Chad Bellay/Lockheed Martin)

The Countries Where F-35 Sales Are Taking Off

Tracking the growing global fleet of stealth fighters.

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The Twisted Timeline of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

How "Little Rocket Man" and the "deranged dotard" trod a path from insults to handshakes.

Migrant workers harvest strawberries at a farm March 13, 2013 near Oxnard, California. A mess with no easy fix: American crops going unpicked -- it's backbreaking work Americans won't touch -- and poor migrants in need of work are shying away for fear of being abused.  AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR        (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Workers of the World, Divided!

Estonian parents get two years of paid leave, U.S. prisoners make $.12 an hour, and other statistics to consider this Labor Day.

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Mapping Boko Haram’s Growing Insurgency

The militant group's rise is leaving a trail of destruction across Nigeria's northeast.

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ISIS’s Road to Baghdad

Following a string of military victories, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham is approaching Baghdad.

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