An investigator surveys wreckage at the site of the Ethiopian Airlines crash.
The inquiries can take months of painstaking work, but often yield important insights that improve flight safety for everyone long into the future.
Funi and Wang Wang in December, 2011. The gian pandas’ stay at Adelaide Zoo depends on federal funding to pay China about A$1 million a year.
Dave Mattner/Adelaide Zoo
When it comes to giant pandas, politics, economics and international diplomacy often eclipse conservation considerations.
The High Court in Botswana is deliberating on a motion to legalise same-sex relationships.
Botswana's High Court could finally decriminalise same-sex relations.
Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh.
AP Photo/Richard Vogel
Devotees from many parts of the world are visiting the ailing 92-year-old monk, who has retired to a Buddhist temple. He taught how the practice of mindfulness could be combined with daily actions.
If it’s fake, it’s not news.
Science is not the absolute truth. Scientific findings are the beginning, not the end, of the quest for truth.
Swapo remains the dominant party by far in Namibia. But it seems increasingly unable to live up to its promises.
Wreckage from Ethiopia Airlines Flight 302 lies near the crash site outside Addis Ababa.
AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene
An analysis of flight data shows that problems began at a point when the pilot would normally have engaged the autopilot system.
Grieving members of the public following a shooting at the Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch.
My research focuses on terrorism in or affecting New Zealand. Until yesterday, my phone didn’t ring often because few were interested in anything I had to say. Since yesterday, it has not stopped.
Tens of thousands fled the DRC during fighting between rebels and government troops.
The lengthy nature of some of Africa's wars is one of the main hindrances to ending the "refugee cycle".