Joanna Hausmann gets it. She has a Jewish last name, red hair and has been compared to a Pixar cartoon. But she's not a white girl from Iowa. She's a Venezuelan comic who jokes about our ideas of race.
Abandoned fishing nets destroy ecosystems and the livelihoods of fishermen around the world. Now a network of nonprofits is partnering with a for-profit company to recover some of these "ghost nets"in the Philippines and elsewhere and recycle them into carpeting.
Science journalist and author Jon Palfreman, recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s, describes having the disease as “going on vacation in another country and having to drive on the ‘wrong’ side of the road.”
Earlier this week, there was news of a gruesome murder in a village in northern India. A 50-year-old Muslim man named Mohammed Akhlaq was killed by a lynch mob. The reported motive? Rumors that his family had been storing and consuming beef at home, angering Hindus in the village. The cow is considered a sacred animal by many Hindus. It's a case which has shocked much of India.
Turkish troops have resumed war against its Kurdish people and their militias, which have been among the strongest opponents of ISIS. This comes as the US announces that ISIS is using chemical weapons.
Cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine, are riffing off the heartbreaking image of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi lying face down in the sand and it's provoking reaction online. Here's what's behind the controversy.
Yemenis have been suffering for months under repeated Saudi bombings, and hundreds of civilians have been killed. That's led to calls for a human rights investigation, but Yemenis believe any investigation will be one-sided.
Health officials have been warning residents around the Middle East to stay indoors as a thick cloud of dust is passed through the region. The sandstorm has been blowing around since Monday effecting several countries.