The Bidi Bidi refugee camp in northern Uganda is now home to about 285,000 residents, nearly all of them fleeing civil war in neighboring South Sudan. The settlement is already larger than most Ugandan cities, and it's probably not going away.
Ugandans in the drought-stricken northern part of the country have lost crops and livestock. Now they're resorting to disguising themselves as South Sudanese refugees to gain access to grain, flour and high-energy biscuits distributed at camps.
Russia is celebrating the Kalashnikov rifle as "a cultural brand." It has literally put the weapon's inventor, Mikhail Kalashnikov, on a pedestal. A statue was unveiled in Moscow on Tuesday, amid much pomp and ceremony.
President Donald Trump has again mentioned the idea of having a massive military parade in Washington for the Fourth of July. Historically, the US has never put the military on such a pedestal. The Founding Fathers, in fact, despised the idea of a standing army of any sort.
The new "Dunkirk" movie may be a hit, but there's a minor stink in Britain and India that the Indian troops have been whitewashed out of the movie. The World fact-checks whether they were indeed there, and discusses why it’s important to move beyond the traditional Western perceptions of World War II.
An attack by three suicide bombers at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport killed dozens of people and injured hundreds more. The Turkish prime minister said early signs point to ISIS, but no group has so far claimed responsibility.
A new exhibition opened on Friday in Plymouth, Massachusetts, telling the story of how Europeans raided the area for slaves long before the Pilgrims arrived. The exhibit was made by a Native American crew, giving them the chance to tell their peoples' story.
The Trump administration claimed success following a raid on an al-Qaeda camp in Yemen. Yemenis see it as a failure because of civilian deaths, especially the killing of an 8-year-old girl who was an American citizen.
As a US strike group led by an aircraft carrier steamed toward the Korean peninsula Sunday, a senior official said President Donald Trump has asked to be provided with a range of options for eliminating the North Korean nuclear threat.
José has already tried to escape from El Salvador to the US this summer — twice. But he's failed each time, and now he's dodging gang violence at home while trying to make yet another attempt to leave.
"I’m probably too old to draw fast anyway," says a University of Texas economist who has taught at the Austin campus since 1993. The threat of a student pulling a gun on you for a controversial thought "makes it a less desirable place for learning."
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is often seen on as a place of military rule, gradually moving towards democracy. But in recent weeks a new story has emerged: what one UN offical called the 'ethnic cleansing' of a religious minority.
Refugees fleeing from the affected areas have told horrendours stories of rapes, killings and house burnings, although these claims are denied by the government.