Gene Luen Yang is known for exploring the Boxer Rebellion in his critically acclaimed graphic novel, "Boxers and Saints." His latest project revives the Green Turtle, a little-known Asian American superhero.
Eduard Shevardnadze, the former Soviet foreign minister and president of Georgia, died Monday at the age of 86. He was a major player in the final days of the USSR, but in the post-Soviet era, his legacy was complicated by charges of corruption in Georgia.
Whatever drove them to it — perhaps encroachment on their land by illegal loggers or cocaine producers — an isolated Amazon tribe has made contact with the outside world, and that carries great risk for them. In the Middle East, Israelis and Palestinians talk of the risks they live daily from renewed conflict. And British intelligence conveniently loses some potentially incriminating documents, in today's Global Scan.
When India launched its massive school lunch program, the aim was to boost school enrollment and feed some of the country's poorest children. But in some schools, it is having an added, and unexpected, benefit — reducing discrimination against those in lower castes.
First it was George Clooney. Now British comedian John Cleese is lashing out at The Daily Mail, one of Britain's most notorious gossip rags. He joins a long list of celebrities who feel victimized by the paper.
Germany opened the door to legal medical marijuana in 2008, but only a crack. Now, a German court has kicked the door a bit wider, by allowing some patients to grow their own pot. Meanwhile, Hamas is having trouble getting is old ally Hezbollah to help in its conflict with Israel. And most Brits say no to their government's new porn filter, in today's Global Scan.
The choice of Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup was controversial from the start, but calls to move the tournaments are growing. Now members of Congress have joined the effort. But is it a principled stand against corruption and labor abuse, or an excuse to win hosting rights for the US?
The tiny Peruvian town of Yura is badly in need of basic services like water and medical care. But its regional government is using millions to build a different project: a dinosaur park. That decision is sparking a backlash.
The world's largest private collection of artifacts and documents related to the siege of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution of 1836 is coming home: a gift to the state of Texas from the collector. The donor is none other than British singer-songwriter, Phil Collins.
Water is the most precious resource for communities around the globe. Yet, surprisingly, aid projects to drill wells in Kenya often failed because people didn't maintain the wells. Now communities are taking responsibility for cooperatively managing their water and their success is leading them to tackle other problems, like education.
When the bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers were found near Hebron last month, Israel's prime minister warned Israelis not to take the law into their own hands. But shortly after, a Palestinian teen was abducted and murdered. Now, Israeli police have six suspects in that apparent revenge killing.