Before it was downgraded on Sunday to a post-tropical cyclone, Matthew hit southern Haiti extremely hard on Tuesday, killing hundreds of people. The impoverished nation has begun three days of mourning.
When President Rodrigo Duterte took office in June, he promised mercy for drug addicts who turned themselves in. But there are very few drug rehab programs in the Philippines, and now some of the users who surrendered are being killed by masked gunmen.
The ISIS attacks on France and Belgium exposed weaknesses in Europe’s approach to borders and information sharing that counterterror officials had warned about for years. The vulnerabilities remain largely unaddressed.
Sana Mir is well-known as a cricket star — and rightly so. She's put women's cricket in Pakistan on the international stage. But she's also changing perceptions of what it means to be a Pakistani woman, at home and abroad.
According to Greek mythology, trees in a certain grove spoke with the gift of prophecy. There are many stories of talking trees, from the Disney film Pocohontas to the Lord of the Rings. Now, a German forester says trees actually can talk — at least to each other.
Every three years or so, the Convention on International Trade Of Endangered Species (CITES) meets to determine the best way to protect plants and animals traded across borders. The most recent meeting was deemed a great success by most of the participants.
For almost two years now, Cubans, like Harold López-Nussa, have witnessed enormous changes taking place in their country. Diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States have been restored. And for the younger generation, the future sure looks bright. López-Nussa has witnessed that change personally. Not only is it easier to travel, but he's been signed to a record label here in the States.
A Pakistani tea merchant with velvet eyes saw his life changed this week when his portrait spread around the Internet, sparking ardent debates on class, objectification, and the place of ethnic Pashtuns in society.
Who's to blame? Two militant groups have taken credit. Pakistan's army blames a third group. And some point fingers at the army itself, accusing security forces of fostering the very extremist groups now attacking the country.