Despite all Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed's inspirational reforms, there can be no progress without the rural majority.
DNA evidence tracks the ancient history of the Jewish people.
Shifting parameters for citizenship are at risk of excluding millions from Indian citizenship.
There are signs China could drop its two-child policy in an attempt to boost population growth.
In one sense, the brain feels no pain. In another sense, it feels all the pain.
Living as a woman in North Korea can be psychologically and physically gruelling.
Author Anita Heiss speaks with Professor Jacinta Elston about her new anthology of essays from First Nations writers spanning the breadth of Australian society.
If the liberal international order is to survive, countries like Canada will need to defend international human rights law.
New shipping opportunities are opening up in the Arctic as sea ice continues to recede. But travel is still dangerous and the region isn't equipped to deal with more vessel traffic.
In the footsteps of US foriegn policy blunders, China is making friends and influencing people in Latin America.
The third repatriation of human remains in August this year was another missed opportunity for reconciliation between Germany and Namibia.
And here's what to do once a future sinkhole has been identified.
Bug sprays with DEET feel oily and smell gross. That's why scientists are developing new mosquito repellents based on natural plant oils. But translating these into commercial products isn't easy.
As Google turns 20, a look at how the company has grown – and what the next two decades might bring for the company.
From press freedom to ethnic cleansing, Myanmar seems to be slipping backwards faster than ever.
Arresting JAD members and banning the group is unlikely to completely neutralise JAD's influence because its weakness is not in the organisation’s structure, but in its ideology.
Two of the world's problems – obesity and waste – can be reduced together.
It is estimated that thousands of people are killed in witchcraft-related violence around the world each year. How can we tackle this problem today?
Writing based on observation and empathy is one thing; but interviewing the people whose experiences you aim to depict - and showing them your work - is quite another.
In the last two decades, neglect of traditional medicine has been replaced by renewed focus and a raft of policies and new laws.