Full story - April 25, 2019
Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako
Japan's 86-year-old Emperor Akihito abdicates on April 30 — an exceedingly rare event for this ancient monarchy. Can his son, Prince Naruhito, give Japan's royal family a modern makeover?
Full story - April 25, 2019
asylum-seekers head to the US
Reported abuses include serving moldy bread, delaying medical care and subjecting detainees to sexual harassment, sexual assault and bullying.
Full story - April 23, 2019
women line up to vote in india
India's parliamentary elections, now underway, will show how social media is affecting Indian society and government.
Full story - April 23, 2019
Demonstrators hold signs
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about including a citizenship question on the 2020 US census. Critics argue that asking about citizenship will discourage census participation, especially by Latinos.
Full story - April 22, 2019
church in sri lanka
Suicide bombers struck Sri Lanka's churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, killings and injuring hundreds of people. Seven percent of Sri Lanka's population is Christian — most of them Roman Catholics.
Full story - April 17, 2019
child protesting in nicaragua
A massive protest movement exploded across Nicaragua in April 2018, threatening to topple the country's authoritarian regime. What happened to Central America's "tropical spring?"
Full story - April 16, 2019
in the distance, the Notre Dame burns
Images of Notre-Dame on fire have elicited an outpouring of grief around the world and online. This response raises the question of why we feel more connected to some heritage places than others.
Full story - April 12, 2019
audience at a comedy show in venezuela
The rise of black comedy to explain Venezuela's chaos recalls an old saying in the crisis-stricken South American country: 'Laugh so you don't cry.'
Full story - April 11, 2019
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir
Sudanese protesters against al-Bashir's regime have scored an important victory. But there's a long way to go before democracy is restored.
Full story - April 10, 2019
don't wait, vaccinate signs
Precedents exist for making people have certain vaccines. Perhaps it's time to extend this.