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?
Reported abuses include serving moldy bread, delaying medical care and subjecting detainees to sexual harassment, sexual assault and bullying.
India's parliamentary elections, now underway, will show how social media is affecting Indian society and government.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
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.'
Sudanese protesters against al-Bashir's regime have scored an important victory. But there's a long way to go before democracy is restored.
Precedents exist for making people have certain vaccines. Perhaps it's time to extend this.