The contentious issue of abortion came up during the final U.S. presidential debate on Wednesday. Hillary Clinton affirmed women’s right to abortion while Donald Trump said he would appoint judges to the Supreme Court who oppose it. Clinton countered by looking internationally to the consequences of governments circumventing reproductive rights.
Stigma against LGBT communities remains a challenge for organizations that work with HIV/AIDS patients. But the biggest challenge of all might be keeping the disease in the spotlight.
One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Philippines killed at least eight people on Thursday as ferocious…
Investigators have found drug-resistant bacteria – or superbugs – in antibiotic factories in India that supply major U.S. and European distributors, implicating the factories and their suppliers in China in the rampant spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a new report revealed for the first time today.
At least 1,000 protesters were arrested this month in one Ethiopian town. Mayor Ararsa Merdesa of Sebeta said most are either still detained or under investigation. It is the latest evidence of increasing crackdowns on protests in the country.
If Latin America is to gain more ground on the fight against poverty, children need better access to basic resources like running water and sanitation, according to newly released data from the World Bank.
The United Nations is hoping a 72-hour cease-fire in Yemen due to start on Wednesday will allow vital aid to…
The Venezuelan government’s attempts to downplay the country’s most pressing public health issues have likely contributed to this year’s alarming increase in malaria cases.
Refugees held in Australia’s offshore detention center on the island of Nauru live in deplorable conditions, according to an Amnesty International report. The third report this year to examine detentions.
The European Union will prepare economic sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo unless it holds its delayed presidential…
The battle to liberate Mosul from Islamic State has begun, which may yield a crucial military victory – at the expense of more than a million civilians.
The international community hammered out a deal to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons over the weekend. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry celebrated it as a “monumental step forward.” But some see it as more of a baby step.
Rights groups continue to protest a project to build an inter-oceanic canal in Nicaragua, but some experts say there may not be funding for the project.