Full story - October 20, 2015
Accused child sex abuser Father Jan Van Dael plays with the hair of a boy collecting a soup donation, in a slum outside Caucaia, Brazil.
Last month, GlobalPost published an investigation into members of the clergy who had been accused of sexual abuse in the US or Europe, but continued to work as priests — oftentimes with children — in remote South American dioceses. Here's an update on some of those priests.
Full story - October 12, 2015
Migrants and refugees are seen aboard a Turkish fishing boat as they arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from theTurkish coast to Lesbos.
There's still time "to help the millions of refugees still desperate for a humanitarian lifeline," says the secretary general of Amnesty International.
Full story - October 09, 2015
A screenshot from 'If You Are The One,' the Chinese dating game show that's a surprise hit in Australia.
The Chinese dating competition 'If You Are The One' has been broadcast with English subtitles since 2013. And some of it's biggest fans are an ocean away.
Full story - October 01, 2015
Dafne Almazan
She also a Mandarin teacher and a piano player. Plus, she just returned from a trip to Denmark where she presented her simulated satellite project. Feeling inadequate yet?
Full story - September 25, 2015
Pope Francis leads cardinals and bishops in prayer at St. Peter's Basilica, in Vatican City.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan made history by arresting officials at the Federation Internationale de Football Association, or FIFA, on charges of racketeering and money laundering. The case, a groundbreaking example of US authorities policing far beyond America’s borders, raised an interesting question: If prosecutors could target FIFA — an organization headquartered outside the US — could they also take aim at the leaders of another sprawling international enterprise, say, the Roman Catholic Church?
Full story - September 18, 2015
Accused child sex abuser Father Jan Van Dael plays with the hair of a boy collecting a soup donation, in a slum outside Caucaia, Brazil.
The Catholic Church has long been under fire for covering up priests' sexual abuse of children, and for transferring perpetrators among parishes rather than turning them over to law enforcement. Now, GlobalPost investigates a new, international side to the scandal: The church has allowed priests facing credible sex abuse allegations in the United States and Europe to get a new start by relocating to poor parishes in South America.
Full story - August 19, 2014
Iraq's Shi'ite militia Asaib Ahl al-Haq
Political tensions have calmed in Baghdad, but unrest in Iraq has given power — and weaponry — to the Shiite militias who stepped up to help fight ISIS. Now no one is sure if they'll still listen to the Iraqi government or look after their own interests.
Full story - March 28, 2014
Brazil will host the World Cup this summer and, in 2016, the Olympics. And for Brazil's young adults, that makes this the perfect time to protest their country's lack of opportunities and crumbling infrastructure.
Full story - March 10, 2014
Kaduna violence
Nigeria's 150 million people are almost evenly divided between Christians and Muslims. And for several decades, fighting has repeatedly flared between the two groups, killing an estimated 20,000 people. But two men, once sworn enemies, are now working to undo the hatred they once sowed.
Full story - November 07, 2013
A parade during the introductory ceremonies of the 4th International Conference of the Forum for Cities in Transition.
An Irish activist and scholar who has dedicated much of his life to bringing peace to places like South Africa, the West Bank and Northern Ireland has convened a special meeting in Nigeria.