Brazilian authorities continue to “pacify” shantytowns, Thailand pledges to ban ivory trade and violence breaks out in Mombasa as people vote in Kenyan election.
The Czech Republic is polarized over joining the euro zone, Africa needs to push more ambitiously for faster progress and Libya’s government said that the Lockerbie bombing case is closed, despite British and American hopes for a …
Syria’s refugee crisis worsens, the Thai government agrees to hold peace talks with southern Muslim rebels and Shell Oil pauses drilling in Arctic seas
Muslim preachers are a fount of influence in Afghanistan. Has the chance been lost to make them champions of moderation?
The Mexican government targets the powerful teachers’ union for education reform, Japan has a serious shortage of day care centers and Egypt has grounded all hot air balloon flights in the wake of Tuesday’s deadly crash
Child labor remains a problem in India, information about soil pollution is a state secret in China and thousands of Colombian coffee growers have gone on strike
African officials and the U.N. announce a new “framework” to tackle instability in the Congo, South Korea’s first-female president is sworn in and Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic has resigned
China’s polluted waters is drawing attention from environmentalists and investors, the U.N. will not compensate Haiti cholera victims and Japanese Prime Minister visits the U.S.
Ireland’s Prime Minister has issued an apology to thousands of women who were forced to endure virtual slave labor in Catholic-run workhouses, a fast and inexpensive test to find leprosy before the damage becomes lasting is …
Typhoons in the Philippines are reflecting a rapid deteriorating of the country’s climatic trends, an anonymous donor sends gold bars to survivors of Japan’s 2011 tsunami and a new party is launched in South Africa
Singaporeans protest over the government’s plans to increase its population by accepting more immigrants, mothers in Indonesia are being persuaded by milk formula companies to give up breastfeeding their babies and British …
Catholics in Brazil wonder about the future of their faith, Chinese demand for shark fin soup wreaks havoc on marine life in Mozambique and South African President Jacob Zuma calls for an end to widespread rape across the country
Mexico adopts a multifaceted strategy to fight crime, South Korea accepts immigrant workers as a solution to its aging workforce and Turkey takes a step towards greater freedom of expression