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.
The protests in Hong Kong are about democratic reform. But they’re also putting a spotlight on the issue of press freedom in the Chinese territory, where the news media’s reputation for being fiercely independent is now in question.
You can buy a drone at a toy store, but are those really drones? It all depends on who's doing the flying and why — but some government agencies are having problems figuring out what's allowed and what's not.
When Hong Kong police were caught on video kicking a handcuffed protester in their custody, demonstrators and their supporters denounced the tactics as unnecessarily heavy handed. But the incident might prove to be a catalyst for yet another round of pro-democracy protests, now in their third week.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un finally made another public appearance on Monday, or so the country's state media claims. But no matter what, his disappearance — and reemergence — didn't seem to have much of an effect in North Korea itself.
We all know about the so-called ‘Great Firewall of China,” the half-joking term for the barrier set up to prevent Western media from being consumed in China. And most of us assume there is a great deal of additional censorship with China itself. But until Gary King of Harvard University found a way to peer directly at the inner workings of Chinese censorship, no one knew exactly how it was done or what the Chinese were most serious about censoring.
With the American military presence in West Africa starting to ramp up, the US ambassador in Monrovia says all of the elements are in place to start containing the outbreak — but action needs to come faster to really make a difference.
Tens of thousands of young Central Americans crossed the US-Mexico border this year, many fleeing violence. Now they must navigate the US asylum system to try and stay here legally, but the system is being overwhelmed by the huge numbers of children.
She isn’t old enough to get a driver's license or vote. But at 17, Agnes Chow is already a political player in Hong Kong. As one of the leaders of an influential student activist group called Scholarism, Chow is part of a new political generation making its mark in the Chinese territory.
In France, government-funded agencies help people save their loved ones from so-called cults. But that list includes groups like the Jehovah's Witnesses and, not too long ago, Baptists. Some of them are now fighting back in courts.
Adults in Switzerland could be in for a windfall, under a proposal set for a national referendum. The government would provide every adult $2,750 a month, every month, in what's known as a "basic income." One economist says it's not as whacky as it may seem to us.
The US citizenship has an amazingly high pass rate — but it also has a number of critics. They argue the questions, frankly, are bad. And the test doesn't encourage immigrants to become better citizens, but rather to memorize facts they can write on the test.
Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea was one of four African leaders left off the invite list for the US-Africa Leaders Summit this week. The snub sparked debate among Washington's Eritrean expat community about whether or not the gesture had any real meaning.
D-Day veterans in their 80s and 90s are back in Normandy for the 70th anniversary of their landing — for many, most probably — it will be the last major milestone anniversary of the historic invasions they'll spend there.
When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.
Along with gaining the right to vote and the responsibility of serving on a jury, some studies show new citizens make clear economic gains as well. But not everyone buys it. Naturalization rates in the US are extremely low. Of the more than 8 million people with a US green card, less than 40 percent will go on to naturalize. That's nearly a third of the naturalization rate in our neighbor to the north, Canada.
Mexican investigative journalist Anabel Hernández has looked inside her country's drug war. She talks with Marco Werman about the threats on her life, and the new English translation of her book, "Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers."
An Iraqi-American named Shakir Hamoodi used to run a gourmet food market in Missouri. Now he's in a federal prison. He's charged with sending money to his relatives in Iraq in the 90s, violating US sanctions. His family is now petitioning President Obama.
Chile's military coup happened 40 years ago on Wednesday -- Sept. 11, 1973. The brutal repression imprisoned thousands, including some in the national soccer stadium. That soccer stadium would play a pivotal role in the coup, from the early days of the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
After more than a decade of touring and releasing a couple albums of traditional music, the Mexican roots ensemble Chéjere has found their own sound. They make music that helps people cope with the climate of despair.
The Geo Quiz takes us to Haiti this time, where an unusual event is taking place. It's a combination flashmob, religious pilgrimage, and parade, called Kita Nago, but what exactly is this Kita Nago? And where is it going?
For decades the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has employed his own personal composer to write songs extolling his policies. This is part of a larger campaign in which the Premier has used pop culture, songs and even comedians as propaganda.