How should a woman ask for a raise? She shouldn't, said Microsoft's CEO at recent women's tech conference. But if that sounds shocking, it wasn't for many Indian women who have been told throughout their lives to keep quiet while the men are encouraged to get ahead.
The US State Department has resumed non-lethal aid to the more moderate rebel groups in Syria. Along with food, medical supplies and communications equipment, the aid includes 43 Toyota pickup trucks. The BBC's Afghanistan correspondent David Loyn explains the value of pick-up trucks in war zones.
Death is expensive. The American casket industry is a $1.5 billion business, leading some families to seek out cheaper options from China. But the Chinese haven't been able to bury the American competition.
China's $50 billion plan for a new Central American canal connecting Atlantic and Pacific may damage the freshwater Lake Nicaragua, changing the environment for those who depend upon it. The plan faces opposition in parts of the country.
President Barack Obama spent more than an hour talking about the gender pay gap during a town hall recently, but he didn’t mention the group that faces some of the worst workplace discrimination: transgender people.