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.
The focus on Qatar's abuse of its migrants has been among the fallout from FIFA bribery scandal and the soccer body's improbable decision to award the tiny nation the World Cup in 2022. Yet inaccuracies in reporting give the government cover to attack errors instead of the issue — and frustrate change, say several young Qataris.
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.
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.
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."
Members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force shot and killed a suspect. What isn't clear is why police decided to approach him in a public parking lot at around 7am in the morning. And whether the suspect's alleged online activities made him a radicalized follower of ISIS.
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.
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.
As global temperatures increase, thawing permafrost starts to release large amounts of carbon dioxide and methane, which, in turn, raises global temperatures. This feedback loop could have dire consequences — and new research suggests we are getting close to making this loop irreversible.
After the Charleston shootings, gun control remains the "gigantic elephant in the room," says journalist Gary Younge. FBI data show that African Americans are targeted 16 times more often than whites for hate crimes.