Growing up in France, I remember my older brothers guffawing behind Charlie Hebdo's pages of vivid cartoons. Many French people may have disliked Charlie Hebdo’s approach — I was not always a fan myself — but its output embodied freedom of speech and freedom of the press. I hope it can find a way forward in spite of this atrocious attack.
Beijing-based Tsering Woeser has been documenting Tibetan self-immolation protests online for the past few years. But she says Facebook has now deleted one of her posts, and not for the reasons of graphic content that they've given her.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sits at the top of a power structure he helped create. But it wasn't always this way. He was once an unemployed KGB agent looking for a job. He proved a master at upward mobility.
An appearance by a beloved Japanese pop group on the country's big New Year's Eve song competition was supposed to a high point of the night. It was — but mostly because the group's lead singer, Keisuke Kuwata, sported a Hitler mustache that some people think was a swipe at the prime minister.
The Secretaría de Inteligencia allegedly got its start helping Nazis move to Argentina. It's now a powerful spy agency that the president of Argentina is blaming for the recent murder of a prosecutor, and is trying to disband.
We've been thinking about all the powerful women who provide an example for all of us. Share with everyone who the powerful women in your lives are — and don't be afraid to branch out beyond your mom. Though it's okay to nominate her, too.
A finding that 2014 beat out 1998 as the earth’s warmest year on record should put an end to speculation that global warming has stopped. And the record hot temperatures came without the usual assist from El Niño.
After the attack on a kosher market in Paris, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French Jews that Israel is their home — and he wasn't alone. The country sent officials to Paris to help persuade French Jews to emigrate in the face of increasing threats.
"Africans are incredible linguists," says Lori Thicke, founder of Translators Without Borders, which enlists Africans to translate everything from medication instructions to election materials into some of Africa's 1,000+ languages.
The radio stations that dominate Israel's airwaves have one thing in common: They're run by Army Radio, which supplies the country with its most popular news and music channels. That means young recruits are supplying Israelis with some of their biggest and most important stories.
The UK is planning to open what's being called its first "gay school." There's a proposal in Manchester, England, for a school focusing on the education of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.
What's it feel like to watch your country succumb to revolution from afar? Ask Yemeni student Ibrahim al-Hajiby. He watched the Arab Spring engulf Yemen in 2011 from his college in Minnesota, and he's doing the same now as Houthi rebels take over the Yemeni government.
People woke up early in Paris to get a copy of the latest Charlie Hebdo, which had a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover. Many French loved the defiant gesture, and copies quickly sold out, but many French Muslims feel alienated by the caricature.
Nigeria's military has denied reports that a recent Boko Haram attack near the town of Baga took some two thousand lives earlier this month. But satellite images released by Amnesty International offer proof of a wide swath of destruction.
The word ''tears'' and a poem were among the things the Washington censored in the diary of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay without charge since 2002. His memoir took six years to get published.