Aug. 25 marks 400 years since the first recorded enslaved Africans arrived in North America to work plantations in English colonies. In the centuries after, European slave traders shipped millions of African men, women and children across the Atlantic Ocean. This photo essay retraces some of the final steps Ghanaians would have taken in their homeland.
Rap is now mainstream in Russia. The sound is everywhere: in clubs, on the radio and in stores. But despite a culture of speaking out on issues in the West, why do many rappers in Russia avoid talking about the country’s big problems?
A searing image of a man and his daughter facedown in the Rio Grande is a heartbreaking example of the dangers migrants can face on the journey to the US. The picture echoes one of a Syrian boy from 2015.
The Women's World Cup is putting a spotlight on the growing global interest in women's soccer. So in a country where many still see soccer as a man's game, there's a glimmer of hope as a first wave of girls in Cameroon are now being trained by professional coaches at an academy in Yaounde.
Scientists have warned that water temperatures are increasing far faster than expected, which drives rising sea levels. Many suggest Brazil's large mangrove forest, a vital protection against climate change, are on the front lines.