Full story - January 20, 2016
Gina Potes, an acid attack survivor who now runs a foundation to help victims in Colombia.
President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday signed a new law that closes a legal loophole that often allowed attackers to get away scot-free. Official figures acknowledge 628 victims, but women’s rights activists believe the true toll may be far higher.
Full story - January 19, 2016
Donald Trump stands next to a bagpiper during a media event on the sand dunes of the Menie estate, the site for Trump's proposed golf resort, near Aberdeen, north east Scotland May 27, 2010.
He won't be banned outright from the UK, but his name took a bad beating in the legislature of America’s closest ally, just weeks before the US presidential primaries get underway.
Full story - January 18, 2016
Ukraine's little "superior ones" just want to have fun.
The children of ranking officials and wealthy businessmen have long found themselves on the wrong side of the law, but their connections typically get them off the hook.
Full story - January 18, 2016
A supporter of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen celebrates to preliminary results at their party headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan
Whoever leads Taiwan presides over a simmering feud that, if ignited, would suck the US into a very nasty conflict. Enter the newly elected Tsai Ing-wen.
Full story - January 15, 2016
Children play in a pool in front of Punta Hermosa beach, south of Lima, on Jan. 2, 2015.
The levels of UV rays in some areas of South America are soaring. People are being warned to just stay indoors between the peak hours of around 10 am and 4 pm. In Bolivia, there is even a law requiring parents to send their kids to school with a hat. Yet with many, in Peru and Bolivia particularly, living both directly from the land and below the poverty line, the message may not be getting through.
Full story - January 14, 2016
An Indonesian policeman near a broken window from a Starbucks outlet in Jakarta, Jan. 14.
Is ISIS linked to the terrorist strike in Indonesia’s capital that left an estimated seven dead in a wave of bullets and explosives?
Full story - January 13, 2016
A scavenger collects plastic for recycling in a river covered with rubbish in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 20, 2009.
Plastics are destroying ocean ecosystems — here are the worst offenders.
Full story - January 06, 2016
Ivory carvings and seized elephant tusks at a Malaysian customs office in Port Klang, Dec. 13, 2011.
The fatwa comes as the threat of fines and jail terms seem to be having little effect in combating the lucrative illegal wildlife trade.
Full story - January 06, 2016
Manolis Tzanetos serves thousands of meals a day to refugees arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos.
Tens of thousands of refugees have entered Europe at the island of Lesbos, straining public services. But one man is stepping up to help out, on his own.
Full story - January 04, 2016
Spur Steak Ranches is a chain of Native American-themed restaurants popular in South Africa.
The theme of South Africa's most popular restaurant is an unabashedly clichéd take on “Native American.”