18 May 2016
Kenyan families wanting their daughters to undergo ritual genital cutting are increasingly arranging for it to be done secretly at night to avoid arrest, campaigners said at a major women's rights conference.
Female genital mutilation...
17 May 2016
Angelina Jolie lashed out at US presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday for his controversial remarks against Muslims, comments that have prompted waves of anger in Islamic communities
When asked for her thoughts about Trump's...
07 May 2016
Even though the bulk collection of Americans' telephone records has officially ended, calls and emails are still being swept up by U.S. surveillance work targeting foreigners. Congress is making a renewed push to find out how many.
01 May 2016
The fishing fleet based in this tiny port town on Hainan island is getting everything from military training and subsidies to even fuel and ice as China creates an increasingly sophisticated fishing militia to sail into the disputed South...
28 Apr 2016
Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant blew up exactly 30 years ago. Since April 26, 1986, European peers have poured millions of pounds into the ex-Soviet state to help stop a bad situation getting worse. As such, it’s a...
27 Apr 2016
Bullet-ridden bunkers and signposts shredded by rockets bear witness to dozens of Taliban attacks this month on police posts around Kunduz, the northern Afghan city that fell briefly in September in the insurgents' biggest victory to...
26 Apr 2016
Desperately seeking an antidote to a rapidly aging population, Japanese policymakers are exploring ways to bring in more foreign workers without calling it an "immigration policy".
Immigration is a touchy subject in a land where...
19 Apr 2016
One day, Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was proudly asking the UN secretary-general a question. The next, he was booted from a Southwest flight and questioned by the FBI.
For the 26-year-old student at the University of California, Berkeley, it was...
19 Apr 2016
When a boat stacked with gravel moors at a jetty in Yangon, 14-year-old Aung Htet Myat fills a basket he then carries on his back to trucks that whisk the load to construction sites springing up across Myanmar's booming biggest city....
17 Apr 2016
Ethiopia said on Saturday that gunmen from South Sudan had killed 140 people in a raid in its Gambela region, and that Ethiopian troops had crossed the border to pursue the attackers.
The attack took place on Friday in the Jakaya area that...