It's not an interview a journalist gets to do every day — with an executioner. The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil got that chance when she sat down with Sabir Massih, 32, who's hanged nearly 50 people since Pakistan reinstated the death penalty. He tells Khalil what goes through his mind when he pulls the lever.
New data suggest that coal is no long the primary source of electrical power in the US. A new economic analysis suggests the transition to renewables will have economic benefits, as well. What does this mean for the future of energy in the US and around the world?
Three years after a coup nearly ripped Mali apart, militant groups continue to use parts of the country as their bases of operations. What little government exists is chaotic and corrupt. Public services are almost unheard of.
Several of the world's national anthems are shockingly similar to other compositions. Is this because composers pilfer other people's tunes — or does it tell us more about the difficulties of writing an original melody, asks Alex Marshall, author of a new book on the history of national anthems.
Chef Wareef Kassem Hamedo believes food isn’t just food, it has a soul. He dreamed of opening a restaurant in his hometown of Aleppo, Syria. As the conflict there rages on, Hamedo has finally opened his restaurant — but as a refugee in Gaza.
In India, an anti-porn crusader petitioned to make porn illegal — according to him, it's worse than Hitler, AIDS, cancer, and a nuclear holocaust. The government answered his call, blocking access to 857 porn sites, and immediately faced mockery.
Over the past two weeks, a team of activists has been collecting food, water, first aid and toys for the Afghan refugees in a central park in Athens. They mobilize on Twitter, using the hashtags #pedion_areos, #refugeesGR, and, most recently, #refugeesGR_SOS.