Filmmaker Laura Poitras was one of the journalists whom Edward Snowden selected last year to tell his story. Now Poitras has released a new documentary with footage from the meetings that made Snowden a global figure and digital security an everyday concern.
Hussein Mohamed hosts a radio show called Sagal Radio in Atlanta. His show is aimed at issues relating to the immigrant community from Africa, and he says one of them is the danger that Ebola is making people suspicious of all Africans.
For one community, Columbus Day is a marker of genocide and shame. For another, it's a celebration of history and heritage. Now some cities like Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis are siding with the former, rebranding the holiday as Indigenous Peoples Day.
As we feel more of the effects of climate change, there continues to be a push to bring more renewable energy into the market. But the US is held back by infrastructure built for the fossil fuel economy over more than a century.
New kebab houses have been opening up around France for some time and the far-right National Front Party says it's a problem. They say they represent a threat to French cuisine — but it's really about immigrants influencing "French" culture.
Hong Kong's chief executive, CY Leung, is the focus of much of the anger and disdain from the city's huge protest movement. On Thursday, he finally agreed to meet with protest leaders and start the dialogue that demonstrators have demanded. But he also says he's not going anywhere.
The old line "monkey see, monkey do" isn't entirely accurate: chimps and apes in the wild have rarely been observed passing new behaviors from one to the other. But recently, for the first time, a researcher caught on film a group of chimps doing exactly that.
Very few South Koreans seek help for mental health issues, and even fewer people talk about it openly. But both of those things may be changing thanks to a TV drama called “It’s OK, That’s Love,” which is bringing open talk of mental health problems into South Korea's media-saturated mainstream.
India and Pakistan have disagreed over the border between the two countries in Kashmir since the partition decades ago. And they've fought at least two wars over the territory as well. But peace had taken hold for years recently — until new fighting broke out over the weekend.
If you want to get legal advice in Canada, you can swing by Wal-Mart. And in the UK, legal advice is handed out in grocery stores. But a rule implemented more than 100 years ago in the US keeps legal advice largely out of reach for most Americans and keeps innovations from changing the stodgy legal field.
There's a growing body of English literature that isn't written in standard English at all, but rather different dialects and vernaculars. So when does a vernacular language become a language of its own?
Thousands of Iranians took to the streets on Wednesday in Tehran and Isfahan, the city that's seen at least eight acid attacks on women over the past couple of months. The attacks have left young women fearful of going out and many Iranians demanding better security.
The southern African nation of Zambia gained independence from Britain on October 24, 1964. Half a century later, it’s one of the most politically stable countries in the region. But as Zambia celebrates its 50th birthday, some Zambians are turning their attention to fixing the problems of the future.
The fate of Nigeria's missing schoolgirls is still unknown, six months after their abduction by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. But a number of girls who evaded or escaped from Boko Haram have described their ordeal to Human Rights Watch
On Halloween night, you may spot hordes of zombies prowling your neighborhood in search of candy to satisfy their insatiable appetites. But if you spot a honeybee behaving erratically, don’t give it candy. Capture it and observe it: You may see a real-life zombie — or, rather, ZomBee.
New York is often seen as a proving ground for traits like perseverance and determination — "If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere," as the song goes. It turns out the same thing is true for the city's trees.
When you think of Scotland, it's likely you think of kilts, haggis, and — of course — bagpipes. Scots produce most of the world's bagpipes, but there's a country that comes in close second. Can you name it?
With the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who was being treated in Dallas, calls for expanded anti-Ebola measures have gained urgency. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer is one official who's calling for more screening at airports to try and catch infected travelers.