Sarah Chayes, a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says politicians from both sides of the aisle are not taking seriously enough their duty to ensure they're not turning their government role into an opportunity to make a buck.
El Niño is back. That could mean trouble for crops from Africa to Australia, drought relief for Brazil and California — and new record global temperatures as the Pacific Ocean warms up and brings the heat along with it.
At the Gunung Kemukus shrine in Java, many Indonesian Muslims come to have anonymous sex. What was once a sacred ritual — one that people believed would provide divine blessings — has now attracted prostitution and criticism.