Kanika Mishra had had it with the folksy 'common man' character so prevalent in Indian cartoons. She decided to create a 'common woman' and named her character Karnika Kahen which literally means 'Karnika speaks.' And speak she does, taking stands against sexual abuse and rape in India, and getting a lot of flak in the process.
Ebola, ISIS and Ukraine are the issues of the day for political cartoonists gathering in San Francisco for their annual conference. But for some of the international cartoonists visiting from Cuba, Pakistan, India and other places, the issue is more fundamental: Can I even get my cartoons published?
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.
The reality of the US-Mexico border is complex, but not always so different depending on which side you're on. A new documentary explores the similarities and differences between two world separated by miles and miles of border fence.
Bolivian President Evo Morales is staking his bid for a third term on improving the lot of his poorest citizens. But many of those poor Bolivians work in mines, where conditions are deadly and there's little sign that anything is set to improve.
Ronald Reagan couldn't have become president without Southern votes, and many of those votes simply wouldn't have been there without the invention of air conditioning. Such innovations and their unforeseen consequences on history are the subject of a new book from Steven Johnson.
America is changing, with cities becoming increasingly majority minority — a status the country will attain in the next few decades. But as America changes, uncomfortable fault lines are being put on display.
Charlie Schroeder and his wife, native Hong Konger Wendy Mok, moved back to the city two years ago. Now that protests are jamming the streets, they see the pent-up frustrations of many young Hong Kongers being expressed, hoping to make China pay attention to their concerns.
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 Soviet Union sacrificed a lot during World War II. Millions of Russians died, more than from any other country. And for them, the D-Day invasions were an answer to their appeals to the West to relieve pressure on the Soviet forces who were battling the Nazis.
If you've ever wanted Vladimir Putin propaganda plastered across your chest as you walk the streets of New York, here's your chance. A pop-up store recently opened in the city, selling shirts showing the Russian president as Superman and other heroes.
Throw a dart at the map these days, and there's a pretty good chance it will land near a pro-democracy protest. Ukraine. Venezuela. Turkey. And now Taiwan, where well-organized students are trying to stop a rushed trade agreement with China.
Germany says it has uncovered American spies, and Chancellor Angela Merkel is "unamused." But even after the Germans ordered the removal of a CIA official in Berlin, the flap is unlikely to change much in the US-German relationship.
Iraqi authorities are going to great lengths to pull off a national vote for its parliament on Wednesday, the first since the US troop withdrawal in 2011. The hardest part is to create a sense of normalcy in a country suffering from unrelenting sectarian violence.
Ukraine's economy depends heavily on exports...especially steel. But now with many of the world's economies shrinking by the day, there are fewer places able to take what Ukraine has to offer. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a region of steep mountains and canyons on the northern coast of Colombia. The answer is the Montes de Maria; these mountains inspired the today's Global Hit. Reporter Madeleine Bair tells us more.