With world leaders about to gather in New York for a UN Climate Action Summit next week, millions of young people from Australia to Iceland took off from school or work on Friday to demand urgent measures to stop environmental catastrophe.Reuters
Does $250 million in US military aid to Ukraine have anything to do with a whistleblower's "urgent concern" about US President Donald Trump? The World speaks with Nina Jankowicz of the Wilson Center.
Secretary-General António Guterres has asked countries to come to the UN summit with specific plans for how they intend to cut carbon emissions in line with the most recent science, which says global greenhouse gas emissions must fall 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Due to security review slowdowns, US travel bans, extreme vetting and the demise of the Iraqi SIV program, hundreds of thousands of translators are left behind in dangerous — and even deadly — situations.
Gruff Rhys is known for Britain's indie rock band, Super Furry Animals. The Welsh musician's released a new solo album,"Pang!", earlier this month.
After 42 years as a stateless Rohingya refugee, one Chicago man became a US citizen this summer.
On Tuesday, scores of women volunteers crisscrossed the dusty roads of Israel's southern Negev desert to bring hundreds of Bedouin women from remote villages to their polling stations.
These incidents of arson and murder come at a time when tensions between the country’s ethnic groups — including Oromo, Amhara and Tigrayan — are already high and causing divisions.
The fight over Shiyes — a remote railway outpost in Russia’s Arkhangelsk Province that is to play host to a giant landfill — first erupted a little over a year ago after local hunters came across a secret construction site deep in the region’s forests.
Protests against an extradition bill in Hong Kong have become a self-described “revolution” inside the largest authoritarian nation on earth. But how much more dissent will Beijing tolerate?
Omer Azizi spent much of the past year developing an app that he calls Safar, meaning “journey” in both Farsi and Arabic, to solve the information gap that exists for refugees worldwide. It came out of an assignment in a unique class he took last year from the engineering school at USC.
US President Donald Trump announced a planned withdrawal from the Paris climate accords two years ago, but states and local governments haven't all followed suit. What impact has US policy whiplash had on the climate two years later?
Indonesia has set its sights on an eco-utopian capital to be built in Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. There's a glaring problem with the government's plan, though: The island is literally on fire.
Carlos Osorio has an honorary degree in agroecology from the University of California, Berkeley, and uses his farm to train a new generation of local farmers — and bring city-slicker Colombians and foreign visitors to the farm to tell his story and reconnect them to the land.
Scientists fear its collapse could one day destabilize surrounding glaciers and eventually trigger up to 11 feet of global sea level rise.
Scientists found the capuchin monkey using stone tools to crush food in 2018 in a wildlife preserve in Panama. Earlier this spring, researchers went back to learn more about the monkey's innovation.
India's Chandrayaan-2 is expected to land on the moon Friday as the country seeks its first successful landing. But with two female scientists leading the project, the lunar mission has already made history.
Noam Shuster-Eliassi says she doesn’t just want to make people laugh — she wants to make them think.
For decades, China’s one-child policy limited women to one child. In 2016, China introduced the two-child policy and now, older mothers are racing against their biological clocks to have another baby — with high emotional stakes.
What exactly does it take for a woman in Poland to access a safe abortion in Germany? A Facebook account and unwavering faith in strangers.
Analysts call amendment the "biggest blow ever" to the male guardianship system. However, women continue to face numerous restrictions in Saudi Arabia.
Through an on-campus initiative, a university community is preserving Greensboro's long-standing hospitality to refugees.
A new academic year is kicking off around the world, but for some American teens, the end of summer brings a close to a different school experience — learning their immigration history and family language in heritage summer schools.
Across the country, international students are facing difficulties in obtaining a work permit that allow them to get training in their field of study. College administrators and immigration experts say visa delays and denials can have repercussions for American higher education and critical industries such as the health field.
The "likely to become a public charge" clause originally targeted southern and eastern European immigrants. It has since become a tool to exclude "undesirable" immigrants du jour.
Devotees believe that a single hug from Amma — known as a “universal mother” plugged into a divine, infinite energy source — can heal the world.
Hari Kondabolu is in the host seat, with fellow comic Hannah Gadsby and hip hop impresario Sophia Chang.
The Tasmanian comedian’s show “Nanette” brought her overnight fame — and allegations that her success portended the death of comedy.
The stand-up comedian reveals his gateway guilty pleasure.
The music industry veteran on her remarkable career in hip hop and her decades-long friendship with the Wu-Tang Clan.
How a salsa album that many thought was doomed became a hit.