A woman waits for food in the Moyo district of Uganda Oct. 26, 2017.
World Food Day, Oct. 16, provides an opportunity to gauge where the fight against hunger stands. It's also a time, an expert says, to look at so-called hidden hunger.
Babies born 10 miles apart could represent a life expectancy difference of almost 33 years.
A person in the US can expect to live an average of 78.8 years. But that number can change by decades depending on the community they come from.
Edificios dañados por el Huracán María en Lares, Puerto Rico, en octubre del 2017.
Miles murieron después del paso del huracán María, pero no debió ser así. Las primeras evidencias debían haber llevado al Gobierno a una respuesta mucho más consistente.
Buildings damaged by Hurricane Maria are seen in Lares, Puerto Rico, October 2017.
Thousands died after Hurricane Maria, but it did not have to be that way. Early evidence should have led the government to a much stronger response.
El 37 por ciento de la población de Nueva York, una de las ciudades más cosmopolitas del mundo, es nacida en el extranjero.
Un sociólogo entrevistó a cientos de inmigrantes en Nueva York, Barcelona y París. Le contaron que hacen esas ciudades, tanto bien como mal, para integrar residentes nacidos en el extranjero.
New York City is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, with 37 percent of its population foreign-born.
A sociologist interviewed hundreds of immigrants in New York, Barcelona and Paris. Here's what they say those cities get right — and do wrong — when integrating foreign-born residents.
Bolivia’s Evo Morales and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro are both classic Latin American strongmen. But that’s where the similarities end.
Bolivia's populist leader has been in office for 12 years. He's a thorn in the US's side and an ally of the late Hugo Chávez. Now he's running for a fourth term. But that doesn't make him a dictator.
The MS-13 gang operates in Central America, Mexico and the U.S. But so far its efforts to get into the drug business have failed.
Trump justice officials portray the Salvadoran gang MS-13 as a powerful drug cartel staffed with criminal undocumented immigrants. That's a dangerous mistake if you actually want to prevent violence.
More women than men were left standing after the war and pandemic.
Library of Congress
With many men 'missing' from the population in the aftermath of the 1918 flu, women stepped into public roles that hadn't previously been open to them.
Shoppers browsing vegetables at a farmers market.
Why are people from some states so much healthier than others? Despite what you may hear, it's not just about genetics or poor choices.
A first-grader eats a candy cane while watching the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009.
A researcher warns that the sugary treats of the holiday season can set the stage for children's long-term health and academic success if left unchecked.
People praying on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Wondering why Jerusalem matters so much? A 25-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service explains what you need to know.
Three of these smiling people undid U.S. consumer protections online.
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As the U.S. weakens its protections for internet users, it risks falling behind the rest of the world, which is embracing the importance of regulation to preserve an open internet.
The digital age has added new challenges to copyright law.
An alternative to an open fair dealing right, or as a clarification, South Africa's copyright law could be amended with a specific provision to protect modern Internet uses.
Chrysler auto assembly workers work on the line assembling Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in Detroit, Michigan.
The administration's objectives for NAFTA negotiations with Canada and Mexico, set to begin in August, will do little to help American workers, let alone create shared prosperity across the continent.
The advantages of coins as currency were clear.
Currency first hit the scene thousands of years ago. An anthropologist explains the early origins and uses of money – and how archaeological finds fill in our picture of the past.
Demonstrators against Russian military actions in Ukraine rally in New York, March 2, 2014.
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Americans are shocked Russia meddled in our election. But there are centuries of precedent – and, at times, it’s been the US meddling.
A farm worker tends to a tobacco crop in Beatrice, Zimbabwe. The county has struggled to deliver land reform that benefits landless communities.
Zimbabwe like many other post colonial governments across the globe continues to struggle to attain equitable land reform.
President Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for 36 years.
Outsiders might not understand how someone who led his country’s downfall from breadbasket to basket case has remained in the presidency for so many years
Paper or tablet?
With the surge in e-books and digital devices, one concern has been whether students are learning as much. Research shows that some crucial elements of learning are indeed being lost.