Over the last year, health officials in DR Congo, as well as the wider region, have battled to contain Ebola while also struggling with the social, economic and psychological impact of the virus. Here are some of the major moments and challenges faced along the way.
Under Friday's accord, Guatemala becomes a so-called "safe third country," turning it into a buffer zone for migrants trying to reach the United States, and potentially lifting applications for asylum in Guatemala from a few hundred a year to tens of thousands. Guatemala, however, isn't necessarily "safe."
Despite its illegality in war, police use tear gas to control riots and disperse crowds all over the world. To understand why and how it's still in use, Marco Werman spoke with Jamil Dakwar, director of the ACLU human rights program.
The cuts have wiped out all integration initiatives for asylum-seekers. In many cases, centers can no longer provide language and culture classes, professional training, public transport vouchers, psychological support, medical care or legal aid.
The NGO Global Witness detailed in its annual report how the Philippines has been identified as the deadliest country in the world for environmental activists, in large part due to violence and intimidation from the mining, energy, and logging industries.
“Hadestown" retells the Greek myths of Orpheus and Eurydice, Hades and Persephone in a Great Depression-inspired, post-apocalyptic setting. The show infuses themes of isolationism, worker exploitation and climate change with New Orleans jazz, folk and pop music.