Full story - March 11, 2019
A close up of Putin looking at Trump
Russian political discourse is also riddled with conspiracy theories. Everything bad that happens in Russia is traced back by some to one or another anti-Russian plot hatched in the West.
Full story - March 07, 2019
a woman gestures at police officers
While the success of #MeToo testifies to the power of social media in putting the spotlight on the culture of misogyny across the world, it’s not the first movement of its kind. Women in countries such as India, Pakistan and others have long organized successful campaigns against sexual harassment.
Full story - March 06, 2019
A computer model of a bacteriophage, which looks like a robot bug.
Scientists and physicians may need to look to medical treatments from the past to solve the superbug problems of the future.
Full story - March 05, 2019
An Indian soldier stands guard while carrying a riffle with a lot of white smoke billowing behind him.
India and Pakistan have been fighting for control over Kashmir, an 86,000-square-mile territory in the Himalayas, for seven decades. But the people of Kashmir have their own political goals too.
Full story - March 04, 2019
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First implemented under Ronald Reagan in 1984, the global gag rule has been rescinded by every Democrat and reinstated by every Republican to occupy the Oval Office, reflecting the partisan nature of abortion.
Full story - March 01, 2019
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Scientists know very little about what was happening on Earth 750 million years ago, but testate amoebae, found as far apart as in the Grand Canyon and central Brazil, may be unlocking new secrets.
Full story - March 01, 2019
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Under US law, individuals can lose their citizenship for joining a foreign army or armed group as an officer, or for joining forces hostile to the United States. However, foreign fighters who have been barred from their home countries have fanned the flames of terrorism and insurgency when left unchecked.
Full story - February 28, 2019
People chant slogans as they burn an effigy
India and Pakistan enter into a volatile situation after weeks of increasing tension.
Full story - February 28, 2019
Rock of Gibraltar at dusk
Gibraltar encapsulates many of the concerns that will haunt UK-EU relations once Brexit takes place.
Full story - February 27, 2019
A man in business attire holding a briefcase walks past a shirtless man stooping over plastic bags
Many Americans would be appalled to think that anything like caste could exist in a country allegedly founded on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But can looking at the US through the lens of caste tell us more about inequality in America?