President Barack Obama called Friday's Supreme Court ruling "a victory for America." Meanwhile, in India, being gay can mean a life lived in secrecy, blackmail and even jail time. Indian-American author Manil Suri hopes the US Supreme Court decision will set a worldwide precedent.
“Cultural revolution” and “radical change” are terms you might not expect to come out of the Vatican. But that’s language Pope Francis is using to talk about what he says is need to save planet earth and all of humanity along with it.
Since 1976 the US has relied on the Magnuson-Stevens Act to protect fisheries, first extending national waters to 200 miles to exclude foreign trawlers, and later setting sustainable catch limits. Now, the Republican-led House of Representatives has recently reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens and critics say some changes to the law could hurt sustainability.
It looks like Turkey is heading for a fresh start, after elections. The conservative Islamic AK Party has dominated the country for 13 years, but has now lost its majority. Many young Turks have never known anything except AK rule. A coalition is now likely, and that will likely reverse the country's trend to authoritarianism.
The US military operated a unique special operations and intelligence gathering operation during the war in Afghanistan. Half the population was essentially off limits to male soldiers. So the Army created "cultural support teams," all female teams that accompanied special operations units, despite a ban on women serving in combat positions. The job cost one female soldier her life. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells her story and that of the cultural support teams in a new book, "Ashley's War."
In Ghana, girls and young women from the rural countryside make up the largest group of people flooding into big cities looking for work, often to pay school fees. Most of them find work in the markets. But it's a rough life with few guarantees.
President Obama has given Shell the green light to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, but activists and politicians in Seattle are throwing up as many stop signs as they can as the drilling rig preps there for its journey north. It's the latest flashpoint in the growing international anti-fossil fuel movement.
Rachel Dolezal's claims that she is black has opened a wide-reaching discussion about race. And no where is the story translating more than in South Africa where self-identification is nothing to take lightly.
A new film explores a real life incident from the first Intifada, when a West Bank town bought some cows and started a dairy farm. "The Wanted 18" is about what happens when Israel declared the cows a security risk and the Palestinians hid them so they could keep the dairy going.
Everyone wants to present the best version of themselves online. Sometimes it's easy to forget that people are much messier than their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles might make them seem. That's where Yik Yak, an anonymous sharing app comes in.
Mexican voters elected their first independent gubernatorial candidate, a victory seen as a protest against the country's political parties. The main party, the PRI still holds onto to its majority in Congress, but this election still sent a message.