Members of the Military Police for Public Order (PMOP) patrol the impoverished Flor del Campo neighbourhood in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, April 29, 2015. Since taking office in January 2014, Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez has delegated the intelligence and counternarcotics operations to the military, creating the Military Police for Public Order, a new force that patrols violent neighbourhoods, public schools and playgrounds to curb violence, amidst growing claims of human rights abuses. Picture taken April 29, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera - RTX1IMAG

Honduras struggles to fight surge of domestic violence against women


The escalation of violence and domestic abuse in Honduras has forced tens of thousands of migrants to flee to the United States in recent years. Continue reading

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People wave flags and hold a portrait of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as they wait for the arrival of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara, Turkey November 2, 2015. Davutoglu described the outcome of a general election which swept his AK Party back to a parliamentary majority on Sunday as a victory for democracy.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas  - RTX1UASN

In Turkish election, victory for democracy or shift toward autocracy?


After several months of instability and in the midst of security threats from the Islamic State and internal divisions, Turkey reelected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s A.K. Party Sunday. Continue reading

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Poseidon Water project manager Peter MacLaggen stands next to some reverse osmosis filters as work continues on the Western Hemisphere's largest seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad, California, April 14, 2015. Desalination has emerged as a newly promising technology in California in the face of a record dry spell that has forced tough new conservation measures, depleted reservoirs and raised the costs of importing fresh water from elsewhere. The biggest ocean desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere, a $1 billion project under construction since 2012 on a coastal lagoon in the California city of Carlsbad, is nearly completed and due to open in November, delivering up to 50 million gallons of water a day to San Diego County. To match Feature USA-DESALINATION/CALIFORNIA REUTERS/Mike Blake - RTR4XD0D

San Diego turns Pacific Ocean into safe drinking water


Despite criticism from environmental groups, San Diego County will open the largest seawater desalination plant in the western hemisphere this year in an attempt to combat California’s four-year drought. Continue reading

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A family takes a "selfie" next to a boy in front of a giant basket of flowers on display at Tiananmen Square for the upcoming 65th National Day celebrations on Wednesday, in Beijing, September 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY) - RTR483MH

China shifts from a one-child policy to two: Will families?


DOWNLOAD VIDEO After more than 30 years, China’s government has abandoned its one-child policy. China introduced the one-child policy in 1979 as a way to…read more

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Energy boom spurs more diversity in rural American West


In the Western U.S., the energy boom has increased the diversity of some of the country’s historically whitest states.
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