The world's first humanitarian summit is being held in Istanbul in an attempt to tackle what the United Nations describes as the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II — it says 125 million people around the world are currently in need of some form of humanitarian aid.
Venezuela's continuing struggles with economic malaise and the low price of oil are spilling out in the open with serious consequences — babies dying, consumer product shortages and a national leader being threatened with ouster.
What if instead of increasing spending on the military, that money was spent in other ways. Use our interactive and find out how a cut in global military spending could fund projects like climate change mitigation or ending world hunger.
As Dilma Rousseff has been forced to step down, at least temporarily, from Brazil's presidency, her successor has been accused of the same dirty tricks — and more. Michel Temer is even barred from running for office.
Puerto Rico is experiencing a brain drain — more than 10,000 Puerto Ricans are emigrating each month, among them doctors, engineers, and other professionals. A small crop are heading in the opposite direction.
It's usually quite a celebratory moment when the torch arrives, and of course it is in Brazil, too. But the country also has plenty of other big concerns, like serious government, economic and health crises keeping Brazilians occupied.
Environmental policy makers from more than 170 nations are meeting in Hawaii over the next 10 days. Many of the headlines are bleak. The conference has been named: Planet at the Crossroads. But there have also been some bright spots for the planet, including a growing push to protect the world’s oceans.