World Jun 16UN says the Islamic State is committing ‘genocide’ against Yazidis
The self-proclaimed Islamic State is committing genocide against the Yazidi religious minority in Iraq and Syria, United Nations investigators said Thursday.
World Jun 03Team Refugee to debut at Rio Olympics
In an unprecedented move, 10 refugees from four countries will compete on a team of their own in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
World May 25Taliban names new leader after U.S. airstrike
Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada has been the group’s lesser-known deputy member and served as a former judicial leader for Afghanistan’s Taliban government. The announcement is the group’s first public confirmation that a U.S. airstrike killed Mullah Mansour in Pakistan’s Baluchistan province…
World May 23To sway public opinion, China plants 488 million fake social media posts a year
The Chinese government is paying its employees to generate positive comments on blog posts, and those positive comments totaled about 488 million from 2013 to 2014, a new study from Harvard University researchers revealed last week.
World May 18Nigerian soldiers reportedly find first of 219 kidnapped schoolgirls
Nigerian soldiers found one of the missing 219 schools girls late Tuesday after Boko Haram militants kidnapped her and her classmates more than two years ago.
Nation May 17GMO foods pose greater risk to agriculture than human health, experts say
Following a review of almost 900 studies, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reported today that genetically modified organisms -- GMOs -- pose no more of a health risk than traditionally bred crops.
World May 12Pope Francis considers ordaining women as deacons
Pope Francis opened a study into whether women can be deacons after being pressed by a global contingent of catholic women leaders.
World May 06Turkey’s president backs off EU deal after prime minister resigns
Turkey this week experienced political upheaval when Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu abruptly resigned over a disagreement with the president over his consolidation of power. The action is already starting to have ripple effects, analysts say.
World May 03World Press Freedom Day, a reminder that the press isn’t free in most countries
More than 85 percent of countries in the world live with either partial or no press freedom.
Nation May 02Ballerina Misty Copeland immortalized with her own Barbie
Following the reveal of of the new multiple-size Barbie line, Mattel on Monday released a Misty Copeland doll to honor the first-African American woman to be named principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.