Celebrations around the world are already underway for the Chinese New Year, which begins next Thursday, Feb. 19 and lasts until March 5. Often marked by fireworks and family feasts within China, customs and observances of 2015’s Year of the Goat vary widely, ranging from traditional festivals to underwater dragon dances.
A Jordan court sentenced a top Muslim Brotherhood official to jail on Sunday for publicly criticizing the United Arab Emirates. Continue reading
On the outdoor lot of his beachside facility, flecked with dozens of plastic bins and tanks, biologist Syd Kraul has raised several fish species from eggs to fingerlings, including tuna, snapper, and moi, a native Hawaiian fish, for more than … Continue reading
President Barack Obama spoke Saturday with the leaders of Ukraine and Germany as fighting continued between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine hours before a scheduled cease-fire. Continue reading
“LGBT” has become a household term amid sweeping advances for gay rights, and yet the “B” sometimes seems like an awkward fit. The sudden advent of America’s first openly bisexual governor may provide a chance to ease the awkwardness and broaden understanding of the bi community. Continue reading
A proposed bill in Hawaii has ignited renewed discussion about the impact of the state’s largest aquarium fishery, which catches hundreds of thousands of gem-like saltwater fish each year for shipment to collectors around the world. Supporters say the industry is sustainable and regulated. But environmental activists say the practice is destructive and depletes populations of popular fish species. NewsHour’s Mike Taibbi reports. Continue reading
Three people were wounded at a shooting near a Copenhagen synagogue early Sunday morning in the second shooting reported in less than 24 hours in the Danish capital city. It was too early to tell whether Sunday’s shooting was related to one on Saturday that left one civilian dead and three policemen wounded at a cafe where a free speech public forum was taking place.
Pope Francis reemphasized the need for humility and a sense of justice among Catholic church leaders during a ceremony Saturday to name 20 new cardinals. Continue reading
American and Afghan commandos have sharply intensified raids against al-Qaida after killing an al-Qaida leader last fall and seizing his computer. Matthew Rosenberg of the New York Times joins Alison Stewart from Washington for more on the recent raids. Continue reading
The new ABC sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” debuted to winning ratings and marked the first time in 20 years you could watch a network series centered on an Asian-American family. But will the popular sitcom clear the path for more exposure of Asian Americans in pop culture? NewsHour’s Mori Rothman reports. Continue reading