The Whig Party was once a powerful force in British politics, but it's been a century and a half since the Whigs were on British ballots. Now a group is hoping to bring the Whig Party back for parliamentary elections next year and update the party's reformist agenda for 2015.
New Brunswick's only privately-funded abortion clinic closed its door in July. Now more and more women are driving across the border to Maine to terminate their pregnancies, despite the time and costs involved.
Photographer Rania Matar went back to her hometown of Beirut to work on a project about teenagers. Then, on every corner, she stumbled into young Syrian refugees. They became subjects of her new series called "Invisible Children."
The killing of four Americans in El Salvador in 1980 exposed the brutality of US-backed governments in Latin America. But at the time, the fight against communism obscured justice for the victims — even in the eyes of their own government.
Christopher Nolan’s movies can be challenging. You often have to watch them twice to fully make sense of them. Time shifts this way and that, heroes morph into anti-heroes. But, as complex as they might be in their construction, Nolan says his films are meant to be enjoyed as entertainment first and foremost.
On Veterans Day, The World spoke to Hector Barajas, a veteran — born in Mexico, raised in California — who had been deported after serving. We reached out to our network of veterans, who offered their opinions on deported vets.
ISIS militants released a graphic video of the beheading of American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig and 18 Syrian prisoners this weekend. The footage was shocking, but also revealed faces and locations of the executioners in a move to incite the US and other Western countries.
After a violent attack on a West Jerusalem synagogue that killed four worshippers on Tuesday, Israelis are on edge. But Palestinians are also worried about how Israel will retaliate for this attack and others that have rocked Jerusalem in recent weeks.
If you're familiar with Gordon Ramsay, you probably know how high-pressure professional kitchens can be. But in the face of long-running verbal and physical abuse from their bosses, some French cooks have created a manifesto to put an end to kitchen hazing.
In the battle for physical and sexual supremacy, human tactics haven’t progressed much past the lowly dung beetle. We may have brains capable of producing art and science, and we don’t spend our days hauling around dung (well, most of us don’t, anyway), but otherwise — not much has changed.
If you've ever visited the Colosseum in Rome, you know how truly stunning it can be. One visitor, however, decided to commemorate his trip by leaving his mark on the historic structure. Local officials, however, didn't take kindly to that. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
With Halloween coming, there's a great deal of hand-wringing over potentially offensive and racist Halloween costumes. This "Sexy Ebola Nurse' outfit isn't racist, but it probably is offensive. Meanwhile, in China, the country considers dropping counterfeiting from the long list of crimes subject to the death penalty, and a burglar runs into his victim at the bank. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
President Blaise Compoaré has ruled Burkina Faso for 27 years thanks to a series of constitutional changes that let him skirt term limits. Now he wants to do it again and set himself up for another 15 years in office, but huge protests are calling for him to finally step down.
The US and Europe are celebrating the victory of pro-European parties in Ukraine's presidential election, saying it's clear sign that Ukraine wants to modernize and move away from Moscow. But just how much of Ukraine's partially-occupied east is on board?
The issue of quarantine is not only a hot-button topic in the US: Officials in Ebola-ravaged Liberia, for instance, have grappled with the issue for months. And that is why some are now looking to Liberia to draw upon lessons learned from an evolved quarantine policy.
Burkina Faso is temporarily in the hands of its military after longtime president Blaise Compaoré was forced to resign last week. Citizens are demanding that civilians retake control of the country soon, but the current leader, Lt. Col. Isaac Zida, is a man familiar to the US military.
Millions of cows die each year from a disease called nagana, which is carried by tsetse flies. But waterbucks, a kind of antelope, manage to keep the flies away thanks to their smell. So scientists are harnessing the scent to protect cows, and hope to do the same for people soon.
Birth control was a major leap forward for gender equality, but developing the pill wasn't easy at a time when even discussing it was illegal in some states. So Margaret Sanger and the team that created the first birth control pill had to get sneaky to test it out and make sure it was safe.