Nearly 100 whales are being held in small pens near Nakhodka, Russia. The whales were captured last summer to be sold to marine parks, but after international outrage Russia on Monday agreed to release the 97 remaining in captivity.
Not only are single women emerging as a growing and critical aspect of the economy in cities around the world, they are also driving increasingly unaffordable real estate markets. But women at the other end of the income spectrum, particularly single mothers, bear the brunt of gentrification.
President Donald Trump says an “epic” trade deal with China is near completion. Many say Trump is overselling any agreement. And new research shows that the tariffs are taking a toll with a clear loser: US consumers.
In the West, we are used to sci-fi written by English-speakers who dream up English-speaking utopias and dystopias. Often in the final reel, humanity is saved by English-speaking heroes. So what should we expect from China's newly-thriving sci-fi scene?
While the success of #MeToo testifies to the power of social media in putting the spotlight on the culture of misogyny across the world, it’s not the first movement of its kind. Women in countries such as India, Pakistan and others have long organized successful campaigns against sexual harassment.
Turkey ended several years of conspicuous silence on China's massive incarceration campaign of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang. Some hope it's a tipping point for other Muslim nations to finally weigh in.
Almost no one thinks China will be the next Egypt but Beijing is taking no chances. More than 100 activists were taken away by police. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing.
Inspired by the protests in Tunisia and Egypt, Chinese demonstrators put out a call for protests over Chinese social media. However, police shut down these protests quickly. Some say these shut downs show how worried the Chinese government is.
The Panama Canal revolutionized trade between the nations of the Atlantic and the Pacific when it opened in 1914. Now Colombia and China are talking about building an alternative to the Canal. From the Colombian capital, Bogota, John Otis reports.
For today's Geo Quiz, we head to the frozen north. We have heard a lot about the problem of melting ice as climate change warms up the Arctic. But scientists are also worried about something else that is melting up there — permafrost.