Full story - October 31, 2018
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wears traditional red and white checkered scarf headdress.
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.
Full story - October 31, 2018
Indian tri-colored balloons fly around a statue head of Indian founding father Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
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.
Full story - October 30, 2018
A close up of image of ancient Dead Sea scroll texts.
The fame of the Dead Sea Scrolls is what has encouraged both forgeries and the shadow market in antiquities.
Full story - October 29, 2018
A woman touches a white Jewish star memorial for Tree of Life victim
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.
Full story - October 25, 2018
A young Tanzanian woman speaks to a male doctor.
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.
Full story - October 23, 2018
NCAI First Vice President addresses VAWA rally attendees at podium
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.
Full story - October 22, 2018
A woman wearing a purple scarf stands in a field holding maize stems
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.
Full story - October 19, 2018
A woman wearing a scarf over her face stands by a wall carrying a polio vaccination kit box in Pakistan
The world is at the brink of eradicating polio. A surprise polio outbreak in Israel in 2013 led researchers to look closely for the poliovirus in sewage to detect virus shed in the feces of non-paralyzed people infected with polio, what epidemiologists call the "silent circulation" of polio.
Full story - October 18, 2018
A demonstrator wears a mask at rally in Caracas, Venezuela, May 1, 2017.
Bellicose rhetoric against socialism coupled with compassion may play well with Trump’s base, but it doesn't help Venezuelans living in unprecendented turmoil.
Full story - October 17, 2018
A customer receives US notes from a teller at the Dahabshill money transfer office in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 16, 2015.
Bills? Groceries? School fees? Many Somalis have gone cashless, opting to use their mobile phones to send and receive money instead. But one study shows that the system lacks regulations and accountability.