In some African countries, female circumcision is a widely practiced tradition. But as more attention is shone on the practice, also known as female genital mutilation, it's come with other consequences. An African reporter has gone into hiding after her report on the practice in Liberia was published.
Hundreds of French police surrounded the home of a 24-year-old man in France suspected of being behind the shooting at a Jewish school on Monday, as well as the killing of three French soldiers last week. They spent hours in an stand-off with him Wednesday morning
The federal government, as well as state law enforcement, are stepping into investigate the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in suburban Sanford, Fla. The announcement was followed by a Martin family attorney revealing new details from the moments right before the teenager was shot by a man who says his actions were in self defense.
It's the third violent attack in the Toulouse area of France in the past week. At least three soldiers were killed and another wounded in two previous attacks authorities are now all linking together.
Though the U.S. Army continues to withhold the name of the staff sergeant accused of massacring 16 Afghan civilians, some of the details of his life and his actions before the killing are beginning to come out.
Saving Face, which premiered on March 8, International Women’s Day, brings international attention to the disturbing phenomenon of acid throwing in Pakistan. The documentary follows three people: Zakia, a 39-year-old acid attack victim, Rukhasana, a 23-year-old woman who was attacked by her husband and his family; and Dr. Mohammad Jawad, a doctor working to heal the faces of injured women.
In a major policy speech at the Northwestern University Law School, attorney general Eric Holder explained, for the first time, the U.S. justification for putting Americans on a list of those who can be killed if their capture is not possible.
Three students were killed in a school shooting at a high school in Chardon, Ohio, on Monday. And while the deaths are tragic, stories of historic actions by teachers are beginning to come out — actions that may have led directly to saved lives.
Tennessee tried to pass a law that would have required drugs containing pseudoephedrine to be sold only by prescription. The law failed to pass, and a weaker, tracking law that was enacted has failed to produce results.
Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk Indian born in New York in 1656, has been approved for sainthood by the Catholic church. With her canonization, she'll become the first Native American saint. But given the Church's history of violence and oppression against Native Americans, this isn't necessarily news to celebrate.