The Battle For A Constitutional Right To Literacy

Lawyers representing students in several U.S. states are making the case that the right to literacy is the bridge to so many other rights.

Watch: OneShot - 10 Years Ago, Breastfeeding In Afghanistan

The pure beauty of Siamoy breastfeeding her month-old baby Hokim, in this image taken exactly 10 years ago, powerfully contrasts with a grim reality on the ground. NOOR photographer Alixandra ...

Boys Being Boys? Poland's Controversial Military Camps For Kids

Campers don't visit Mrzeżyno, on the Baltic Sea, to sing "Kumbaya" and eat s'mores. They go to shoot guns and fire grenade launchers.

Venezuela, Any Tricks Left For Halting Hyperinflation?

Hyperinflation comes from ignoring some basic economic rules. That is unlikely to change any time soon under the Maduro government.


Turkish Crisis, An Unprecedented Test For Erdogan Regime

-Analysis- Turkey is a country with extreme social differences. If the inflation rate rises, the lira tumbles and price stickers in supermarkets are rewritten daily, which means those who ...

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Heat Is On In Central America (It's Not Just Nicaragua)

-Analysis- BOGOTA — Nicaragua is facing its most violent crisis since the 1980s, when President Daniel Ortega first led the country. Between 295 and 448 people have been killed after more than ...

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Watch: OneShot - Farewell To Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, died on Thursday at the age of 76. All kinds of Respect in this time of mourning for the music world. Here she was performing in Rome back in 1968, ...


Pink Cocaine: New Mystery Drug Hits Buenos Aires Club Scene

"Tuci," as it's known locally, is making its mark in the Argentina. But is it really the designer drug 2C-B, or just a dirty mix concocted by Colombian dealers?


A Progressive Manifesto For Europe To Protect Its Borders

The do-nothing approach to migration being taken by the new Spanish government and others in Europe is untenable, and plays right into the hands of racist far right.


Watch: OneShot - The Queen Of Pop Turns 60

She is in the Guinness World Records as the best-selling recording artist of all time. Sometimes referred to as the Queen of Pop, and cited as an inspiration for generations of performing artists, ...


Why Chinese Are Choosing Europe To Invest In Real Estate

BEIJING — Yang Ke works for a high-tech company in Shenzhen on the southeast coast of China. Thanks to a few years spent abroad, he has saved up a considerable amount of money and is looking to ...


In France, The Stigma Of Virginity In A Hypersexualized Society

A group of French 20-somethings share their different reasons for choosing chastity, and discuss the difficulties their choice entails.


Turkey, No Limit To How Far The Contagion Can Spread

The "sudden stop" scenario has hit the Turkish economy, which threatens other countries around the world — and not just economically.


Watch: OneShot — On Revolution Road

During the 2011 war in Libya, NOOR photographer Yuri Kozyrev wound up in the wrong place at the right time. His image of the moment a rebel position was targeted by a missile attack, on March 11, ...

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Floods And Finance: Placing Dollar Values On Coral Reefs

The top layers of corals reduce the cost of storms by an average of $4 billion annually, a new study finds.


Hardline Revisited, Welcome To Iván Duque's Colombia

BOGOTÁ — The peace accords signed two years ago with the demobilized FARC guerillas continue to divide Colombians politically, as do questions over how the country should go about ending the ...


Import Nation: Why India Still Lags In High-End Manufacturing

The world's biggest mobile phone factory is slated to open in India, but the country still buys its best electronics from abroad.


From Punjabi To Breton: Five Language Controversies Around The World

More than just a vehicle to communicate, language expresses and helps construct identity. As such, it has the power to inspire and unite people — but language can also be a source of division, or ...

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Is Empathy Determined By Genes?

Education and experience certainly play a role in how well an individual understands other people's feelings. But there may be certain genetic predispositions at work too.