Full story - December 22, 2015
A young boy peaks from behind his tent at a camp for displaced people in Hajjah, Yemen. He and his family have been forced from their homes twice because of airstrikes in the nine months that a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, and supported by the United St
We're not talking about Syria. Some 21 million Yemenis now require humanitarian assistance, more than anywhere in the world.
Full story - December 21, 2015
Indonesian fires create a haze throughout Southeast Asia
There’s a lesser-known source of emissions that the public should fear alongside traffic jams and filthy factories. And if this top polluter isn’t reined in, humanity’s efforts to ward off climate change disaster won't work.
Full story - December 21, 2015
Vultures, the unsung heroes of the skies?
Peru might win the award for most dramatic public service announcement of all time.
Full story - December 21, 2015
Rap artist Nicki Minaj poses as she arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California August 30, 2015.
The Glass Minajery: Nicki Minaj's Angola concert was just the last well-paid date of entertainers before dictators and those who kill, imprison and torture their own people.
Full story - December 17, 2015
Protesters carry placards as they take part in a 'Zuma must fall' demonstration in Pretoria, South Africa December 16, 2015.
Wednesday’s protests in the major cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria drew thousands of largely middle class South Africans. They called for Zuma to resign or be “recalled” by his party, the African National Congress, which was returned to power in 2014
Full story - December 11, 2015
A Brazilian drug gang member nicknamed Pilintra, 26, poses with guns in Salvador.
In Brazil, where the homicide rate is five times higher than in the United States, politicians are debating a law to make it easier for residents, including convicted criminals, to buy guns. A group of conservative lawmakers wants to allow Brazilians to buy up to nine guns a year.
Full story - December 09, 2015
A boy with the Portuguese word for "peace" written on his forehead participated in a peace march in Rio de Janeiro's Alemao favela on April 4.
Latin America's largest nation is also one of the world's deadliest. And, just like in the US, violence in Brazil disproportionately affects young, non-white men. Now activists are fighting to draw attention to the problem of killings of young black Brazilian men, frequently by police. One of the leading local movements is Amnesty International’s “Jovem Negro Vivo,” meaning “Young Black Alive.”
Full story - December 07, 2015
coca cola ad
The Alliance for Food Health said the spot “reproduces and reinforces stereotypes that establish Indians as culturally and racially subordinated."
Full story - December 05, 2015
Behind the possible impeachment of Brazil's president
EXPLAINER: Why the impeachment facing Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff actually may be good for Brazil. But will it affect the 2016 Olympics?
Full story - December 04, 2015
China's Hollywood influence
Even China's state media criticized the unctuous, hammy scene in the version of "Iron Man 3" shown in China, in which a Chinese doctor calls the hero's robot assistant and says, "Tony doesn't have to do this alone... China can help." That scene did not appear elsewhere.

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