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The Sri Lankan military marches in Colombo in February 2016. The country is reinstating the death penalty after a 43-year moratorium.

The country named the best place to visit in 2019 has taken out newspaper adverts to recruit executioners after reinstating the death penalty

Sri Lanka called for men with "excellent moral character" and "very good mind and mental strength" to apply for the job.
The "LUC 22 Boutique Alpine Retreat" in Queenstown, New Zealand was extremely popular last year.

10 dreamy Airbnbs people loved in 2018, from a secluded treehouse to a house built into a cliff

Airbnb has released a list of its most-liked homes on Instagram last year. The homes that made the list are everywhere from New Zealand to California.
Sailors from amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown conduct landing craft utility operations in the ship's well deck at Subic Bay, October 5, 2016.

Chinese companies have their eyes on what used to be the US Navy’s biggest base in the Pacific

Chinese companies are interested in taking control of a struggling shipyard in Subic Bay, a strategic harbor on the disputed South China Sea.

These countries could be the surprise winners of the US-China trade war

After 20 years of "Made in China," the country's reputation as the world's factory may be slowing. And investors are taking notice.
"The kind of teacher we need for this generation and beyond!"

An English teacher gifted each of her students with hand-drawn portraits and people are stunned by how good they are

English teacher Roselyn Barcoma recently went viral after drawing portraits of each one of her 27 grade nine students to inspire them to study harder.

These 5 countries have produced the most Miss Universe winners

We rounded up every Miss Universe and figured out which five countries have produced the most titleholders since 1952.
National Liberation Army (ELN) soldiers standing in formation in Arauca province, Colombia, in 2002.

These are the world’s 20 most dangerous countries, and photos showing what life is like there

Countries were ranked on prevalence of terrorism, homicide, organized crime and unreliable or corrupt police forces by the World Economic Forum.
A woman in costume eats noodles at Beijing's Happy Valley amusement park on Halloween.

29 photos show the wild and spooky ways people celebrated Halloween around the world

While Halloween remains a mostly American tradition, the spooky and sugar-heavy holiday has been slowly spreading overseas.
A streetside vendor shivers in the rain as weather patterns from Typhoon Yutu affect Manila Bay on October 30, 2018.

At least 7 are dead and dozens are trapped as a strong typhoon batters the Philippines

The affected areas are still reeling from last month's Typhoon Mangkhut, which left more than 100 people dead and dozens more missing.
US Marines and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade troops return to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland after assault amphibious vehicle operations as part of KAMANDAG 2, October 5, 2018.

Japan activated its first marine unit since World War II to counter China, and it just teamed up with the US to practice storming beaches

Japan stood up a new amphibious brigade — its first such unit since World War II — earlier this year in order to counter threats posed by China, and the unit practiced amphibious operations with US and Filipino forces this month.