Environmental campaigns often court trouble when they oppose global companies that want to extract lucrative resources, and there’s no more extreme example than the Niger Delta, where oil companies have drilled since the 1950s.
What does it take for local law enforcement to detain people at the request of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement? This anti-Trump protester was held overnight after she asked for an attorney before speaking to immigration agents.
When news of the ISIS attacks on Brussels was heard in Paris, it seemed especially close. It was just last week when Salah Abdeslam, a key organizer of the Paris attacks in November, was captured in Brussels. We met several Parisians who observed a moment of silence Wednesday in front of City Hall in honor of the Belgian victims and their own.
Women around the world often feel vulnerable to groping and sexual harassment when they ride on crowded public transit. And it can be hard to catch offenders. So the police in Colombia's capital, Bogota, have created a new squad of mostly female officers to catch those who harass — and to support female riders.
Even cynics were surprised when a court in China handed moderate Uighur independence advocate Ilham Tohti a life sentence and severe economic penalties on Tuesday. Now observers think the harsh ruling may further stoke tensions and violence in China's Xinjiang province.
Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs, are controversial around the world, sparking protests and marches. But a lawsuit among agricultural giants over GMOs is something few people would have predicted.
Kanika Mishra had had it with the folksy 'common man' character so prevalent in Indian cartoons. She decided to create a 'common woman' and named her character Karnika Kahen which literally means 'Karnika speaks.' And speak she does, taking stands against sexual abuse and rape in India, and getting a lot of flak in the process.
The US is making major strides in reducing juvenile incarceration, but West Virginia has bucked the trend. Its incarceration rates remain much higher thanks to an overwhelmed and underfunded system that can't give troubled children the support they need instead of jail time.
Oscar Pistorius was cleared of a murder charge last month, but found guilty of negligent homicide in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Now arguments are underway in his sentencing hearing, and the argument of Pistorius' witnesses were termed "shockingly inappropriate."
South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The case also held symbolic meaning as a popular white athlete was sentenced by a black female judge.
Six months after the ferry crash that killed nearly 300 people, among them many high school students, South Korea is considering executing the vessel's captain. It would be the country's first use of capital punishment in almost 20 years, but many South Koreans simply want to move on.
The US government has always tried to maintain strict neutrality when it comes to the question of who controls Jerusalem. But a 12-year-old boy and his family are suing to have "Jerusalem, Israel" listed as his birthplace on his passport, sending the case to a Supreme Court with no foreign policy experience.