Research shows that in post-conflict countries where women are recognized as victims and awarded justice, peace is more likely to last. But as Colombia tentatively moves towards peace, how much justice can women expect?
The US will resettle close to 85,000 refugees from across the globe here this year. Many have been ending up in Boise, Idaho. So many in fact, that the city now has a special police officer assigned to that community.
Uruguayan officials caused a stir last month when they said Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a free man released from Guantanámo Bay prison, had quietly left the country. Now he has reportedly resurfaced in Venezuela, aiming to travel to Turkey to reunite with his family.
At least four people have died in the backs of private prison transport vans since 2012 — two from ulcers that coroners later said could have been easily treated. Another dozen prisoners and guards have died in crashes since 2000.
A report says federal agents will conduct 30 days of immigration raids targeting Central American women and children who came to the US illegally after 2014. Some undocumented immigrants set up a phone tree to help them prepare.
Did he or didn't he? Members of Congress seem to think Edward Snowden, the man responsible for leaking thousands of pages of National Security Agency documents, wrote a letter asking for clemency. Some aren't so sure.
A Brazilian Greenpeace activist walked out of a courtroom in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Wednesday, free until her trial on charges of hooliganism. She was holding a sign that said "Save the Arctic." Most of the 29 others picked up in the Arctic while protesting offshore drilling there, have been granted bail and should be released this weekend.
Here are just a few of the many stories and memories about Nelson Mandela that people are sharing. Also, the US military says it will stop revealing hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay. And we tell of a famous filmmaker who may pay a hefty price for violating China's one-child policy, while another man talks up the male pill. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
On the run from police and branded a terrorist, Nelson Mandela decided he should do a TV interview. The then-42-year-old lawyer spoke with ITN reporter Brian Widlake — and Widlake walked away totally confused about the man he'd just met.
Nelson Mandela was "a leader among leaders" in the drive to end apartheid. One of those leaders who stood next to him was Denis Goldberg, who recalls Mandela's commitment — and how far he was willing to go to achieve equality.
Author Adam Hochschild was 19 and writing for an anti-apartheid newspaper in Capetown, South Africa, when Nelson Mandela was arrested and put in prison. He couldn't imagine that Mandela had a chance against a government with the most military might in Africa.
One year ago, a young woman in Delhi was raped by a group of six men. She later died of her injuries. The incident created a discussion in India that has led many Indians to change their attitudes toward violence against women.