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Child gold miners suffer health effects of dangerous work

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Workers are often exposed to mercury throughout the refinement process, sometimes breathing it in directly. Continue reading

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President Obama Meets Defense Secretary Ashton Carter In The Oval Office

Deportation relief in limbo for millions after Texas judge’s ruling

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An executive action by President Obama that was set to stop deportation procedures for five million people came to a halt this week after a federal judge in Texas blocked the president’s order. Continue reading

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Egypt launches airstrikes at Islamic State in Libya

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Egypt launched airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an Islamic militant group, after the group killed 21 Christian Egyptians in Libya. Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Petro Poroshenko, with Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel standing nearby, as they take part in peace talks on resolving the Ukrainian crisis in Minsk

Ukraine and Russia announce cease-fire

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Ukraine and Russia announced that they had reached a cease-fire after weeks of clashes between Ukrainian and pro-Russian rebel forces. Continue reading

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Why #BringBackOurGirls has lost momentum

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The cause to rescue hundreds of female students, abducted by militant Islamist group Boko Haram last spring, has faded for nearly all but a small group. Continue reading

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