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.
Leaders from all over the world have gathered in New York to attend the UN Climate Summit. The first thing they heard was an impassioned poem from a mother and activist from the Marshall Islands, a tiny nation in the Pacific that may no longer exists if climate change isn't halted.
The UN says it has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to UN peacekeepers and sexual abuse. But when a 14-year-old Haitian boy was abused by Pakistani peacekeepers, the UN did little to bring his case to justice in Haitian courts.
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.
Julian Assange has been staying in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for months, largely out of the spotlight. But he's trying to put his face back in front of people — literally. On T-shirts. Meanwhile, we take your questions about Ebola and, in Canada, the dollar has fallen to a new five-year low, making Canadian goods inexpensive. All that and more in today's Global Scan.
Reducing carbon intensity sounds like a good idea — until you do the math. In China, the math doesn't add up. Despite a pledge to reduce its carbon intensity, emissions in China continue to rise, and they will keep rising unless the government rejects it business-as-usual practices.
University students in Hong Kong don't have a reputation for being zealous when it comes to politics. But on Monday, an estimated 13,000 young people turned out for a pro-democracy rally to send a message to the central government in Beijing and pave the way for a broader movement.
With hundreds of years of experience behind them, the Netherlands are still pioneering ways to protect its communities from flooding. And as climate change makes flooding more of a global concern, other countries are paying attention to Dutch innovations.
First, electron microscopes let scientists see into the atomic world like never before. Now, some of those scientists are able to create their own microscopic landscapes using new chemical technologies. And they're hoping NanoArt is on the verge of going mainstream.
Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, says he's free of the corruption and violence that taint many Afghan politicians. And after quickly signing a long-delayed security pact with the US, he's looking for other ways to break with the country's recent past.
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.
Yeonmi Park fled North Korea when she was 14. She risked her life, crossed three mountains and a frozen lake to get to China and eventually to South Korea. Now she says she wants to raise awareness about the people she left behind.