Convicted DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, who's from Jamaica, recently gave a rare interview to "18Degrees North," a TV program produced in Kingston and seen around the Caribbean. Malvo says he was emotionally vulnerable and in a controlling relationship.
In Africa's child-centered cultures, women who cannot give birth often endure stigma, scorn, and social isolation. A rare clinic in South Africa offers high-tech fertility treatment to those of low-income.
Across Africa, many HIV-positive women would like to have children, but they face a dilemma: How can they become pregnant without putting their partners at risk? Dr. Okeoma Mmeje, an ob-gyn at the University of Michigan, offers an inexpensive solution.
US officials who watch South Sudan are sounding an alarm that the young country is increasingly at war with itself. Anchor Marco Werman walks with Gayle Smith, President Obama's point person on South Sudan.
Virginia-based reporter Deepak Singh is visiting family in Lucknow, India this summer. A trip to a McDonald's restaurant with his 4-year-old daughter got him thinking about hunger in his home country and in his adopted one. He sent this personal essay.
The cheapest of new technologies is bringing light into hundreds of thousands of homes in the developing world, with virtually zero environmental impact. Host Marco Werman reports on the "Moser lamp,".
President Obama is scheduled to give a speech tomorrow in Illinois addressing the US economy. Home prices, stock prices, and retail sales are all on the rebound. But the gap between rich and poor continues to widen.
In Myanmar, there are hard truths that keep people here poor. It's difficult to reach schools and hospitals. And even with micro-finance programs, it's hard to build up farms. So is Myanmar's drastic political changes having any effect?
Children who grow up in Britain's community of traveling fairground or carnivals don't normally have access to the best schools, let alone go on to graduate with a history degree from Cambridge University. But that is what Zoah Hedges-Stocks has done.
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