There are two economic issues on which the election outcome will make a meaningful difference: trade and infrastructure.
Far from being bad for business, Brazil’s Amazonian protections help sustain the country as a global breadbasket.
About 7,000 migrants — mostly from Guatemala and Honduras — are heading to the US. The roots of their plight are connected to a deadly history of US involvement in Central America, says assistant professor Jerry Flores.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's personal character faces global scrutiny after serious suspicions of his alleged involvement in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The enormous "Statue of Unity" has been condemned for its lack of environmental oversight and its displacement of local Adivasi people, whose land was forcibly taken to build it. The Gujarat government says it will promote tourism and sustainable development.
The fame of the Dead Sea Scrolls is what has encouraged both forgeries and the shadow market in antiquities.
An outpouring of anti-immigrant and anti-Semitic sentiment is reminiscent of the political climate in the US during the "interwar period" between the first and second world wars.
Tanzania was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to embrace family planning. But current president John Magufuli made headlines when he said he does “not see any need for birth control," asserting that population growth is actually an economic boon to the East African nation.
VAWA disproportionately funds the criminal legal system but it has not deterred domestic violence. Lawyer Leah Goodmark argues that criminalizing domestic violence actually makes the problem worse and that it's time for alternative forms of justice and support.
Some 821 million people now face food insecurity, raising numbers to the same level as almost a decade ago. The situation is worsening in South America, Central Asia and most regions of Africa, according to the UN's annual food security report. A resurgence in the use of "cover crop" and nanotechnologies may mitigate climate change impacts.