A proposal before Parliament in the United Kingdom would allow the British government to monitor the web browsing, emails, text messages and online searches of anyone in the U.K. in the name of fighting terrorism. Critics say it amount to a huge breech of individual privacy.
Despite living in a country named "The most dangerous in the world for journalists," Pakistani students at four universities are embracing journalism education. They hope to improve journalism education and provide an alternative to the Mullah Radio stations broadcasting from across the border in Afghanistan.
The Boston Globe's photography critic, Mark Feeney, looked at the photo of the Miami Heat wearing hoods, which LeBron James posted on his Twitter account this week, and was struck by the emotion and stillness of the image, calling it an insight into the morality and the grief the shooting of Trayvon Martin has inspired.
Fort Hope, Ontario, is one of a handful of communities in Canada where addiction to the powerful narcotic painkiller OxyContin runs rampant. An estimated 80 percent of working-age adults there abuse the prescription drug, and it's stretching the resources of the community and leading the drastic increases in crime.
In Glasgow police and government officials are being held up for the work they've done to reduce gang violence in the city. But the efforts in Scotland's largest cities have a decided American basis.
Amnesty International issued the 50th edition of its annual death penalty report this week, after finding that overall executions increased from 2010, despite a decline in the number of countries conducting executions. It also found that fewer death sentences were handed down than in the previous year.
Solitary confinement was designed to separate volatile inmates from the rest of the prison population. Today however, many prisons exploit solitary confinement as a tool of punishment, critics say. Recent high profile cases and policy changes in Mississippi have shed new light on solitary.
A new report reveals that on most Native American reservations in the United States, access to Plan B emergency contraceptives is incredibly difficult. And that's even though nearly 1 in 3 Native American women will be raped at some point in their life.
Bill Lee, the Sanford police chief under fire for his department's reaction to the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin, has stepped down, temporarily he said, so as not to be a distraction as the investigation moves forward.
Mohammed Merah, the 23-year-old French citizen of North African descent, died during a police raid Thursday morning, some 32 hours after a standoff began with police. Merah is suspected of killing seven people in Toulouse in a series of violent shootings.