At least 7,000 suspected drug users and pushers have been killed in the Philippines since July. Some include people who voluntarily surrendered to the authorities. The fear is reverberating throughout the country’s rehabs.
North Korea is developing nuclear weapons, testing missiles and threatening to show no mercy to its enemies. But in South Korea, which has never signed a peace treaty with the North, many young people just aren’t that worried.
A visit to the Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and Gaza is like a trip into the Twilight Zone. The security precautions and lack of human contact between the Israelis and Palestinians who work there captures the bizarre relationship between the two sides.
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.
When India celebrated the success of its first Mars mission, a photo of middle-aged female scientists draped in saris became the viral face of that triumph. But that doesn't mean female scientists face an easy path, and Rhitu Chatterjee says much more needs to be done for gender equality.
There are plenty of people learning Sanskrit, the ancient Indian language, and those numbers are growing. But those students typically learn the language to read old books, and it turns out trying to use it as a spoken language is a challenge.
Almost 10 years ago, a young Pakistani woman was held down by her mother-in-law while her husband and father-in-law threw acid on her. Some 150 operations later, Bushra Shafi is working as a beautician in a hair salon in Lahore, started by a hairdresser who was moved to help victims of acid attacks when one of them came into her salon and asked simply: "Can you make me beautiful again?"
Public support for Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip has remained strong and steady in Israel. But as the Palestinian death toll reportedly climbed above 1,400 people, divisions within the American Jewish community over the war are becoming more and more clear, says Peter Beinart, author of “The Crisis of Zionism.”
Hiking was never fun for Van Pol when he was a child: It brought back fearful memories of his family's escape from Cambodia and into refugee camps. It wasn't until a high school field trip to a New Hampshire peak that hiking became Van's salvation.