The world reacted in horror when the Taliban blew up a UNESCO Heritage Site, the historic Buddha statues of Afghanistan. Thanks to 3-D light projections, the Buddhas are once again looking out over the Bamiyan Valley.
Thirty years ago, the TV character MacGyver became famous for his innovative and creative problem-solving. He put a familiar face on engineering and inspired many to enter the field. Now, the search is on for his next — female — reincarnation.
Everyone is trying to be funny on Twitter, even Taco Bell, and that makes it a lot harder to actually be funny. But one account that's been consistently hilarious since it launched in 2010 is TheTweetofGod. Now, it’s been turned into a Broadway show, starring Jim Parsons from TV’s The Big Bang Theory.
Jonathan Powell played a key role in bringing about peace in Northern Ireland. In a new book, he says the lessons he learned there can be applied to terrorists conflicts around the world — including with ISIS. He says we just need to bring them to the table for negotiations.
Waves of women and girls from Ghana’s impoverished north have been going to big cities to earn money, often to pay school fees. In the capital Accra, one tribal chief is trying to take care of thousands of them.
Rachel Dolezal's claims that she is black has opened a wide-reaching discussion about race. And no where is the story translating more than in South Africa where self-identification is nothing to take lightly.
Everyone wants to present the best version of themselves online. Sometimes it's easy to forget that people are much messier than their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles might make them seem. That's where Yik Yak, an anonymous sharing app comes in.
Florence Jaukae found herself abandoned by her husband, with children to feed and didn't know what to do. So she took a tradition from her Papua New Guinea village and reinvented it for a modern world.
Donald Trump and Bobby Jindal appear to be running away from their parents' immigrant roots. However, Marco Rubio's mom once told him: "They’re human beings just like us, and they came for the same reasons we came."
For the writer's mother, a housekeeper who worked on a green card she got in 1986, a woman who had never been able to take a vacation or make an emergency room visit, the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act came like a dispatch from God.
The US and its negotiating partners in Vienna say they are extending the deadline set for an agreement on Iran's nuclear program. The official deadline was today but it has been extended to July 7. Iranians, understandably, are following the news very closely.
Fossil fuels generate profits in modern economies in part because the costs of their environmental and health damage are not included in their price. As a move rises to divest from fossil fuels, a new report shows we're significantly underestimating the true cost of fossil fuel use worldwide.