President Barack Obama has defended the use of drones as a “just war” of self-defense against deadly militants, and a campaign that had made America safer.
A plant fungus called coffee leaf rust is ruining some coffee crops across Central America. In the 19th century, the fungus devastated coffee plantations across Sri Lanka and transformed the island’s agriculture.
Bestselling Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speaks with Anchor Marco Werman about race, identity, and hair. These are all themes from her new novel, ‘Americanah.’
A US Senate committee approved a large immigration bill on Tuesday. It’ll hit the Senate floor soon and then the House of Representatives. If it passes, the bill will offer 11 million immigrants living in the US illegally a path to citizenship.
Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei’s unusual and outspoken art has surfaced anew on the Internet. His new music video, Dumbass, is a strongly worded song protesting China’s abuse of state power.
Rescue efforts continued Tuesday to uncover survivors from the tornado that came through Moore, OK. It has been preliminarily declared a category F4, that is Fujita Scale 4. The system of rating tornadoes was developed by Ted Fujita, a scientist from Japan.
A post-Fukushima effort to crowdsource radiation data in Japan has since become the largest source of radiation data in the country. And it’s now set to expand to other parts of the world. Catherine Winter reports from Tokyo.
In the midst of a security vacuum, a looming economic crisis and a political stalemate in Egypt, no one is paying much attention to culture. If and when they do, artists don’t expect much encouragement from the new Islamist government. But for the moment, they are taking advantage of a new margin of freedom, using public spaces and trying to reach wider audiences.
The European Union has passed a law banning unlabeled olive oil flasks and dipping bowls, the kind traditionally seen in restaurants in Spain. Instead, restaurants must offer sealed, clearly labelled throw-away oil containers.
Many cultures have ceremonies that mark the transition from boyhood to manhood. But not all include sleep deprivation, circumcision, and a golf hat.
Last week when I arrived in Reyhanli, a Turkish town on the border with Syria, I was met with an air of anxiety, anger and an unsettling chaotic calm. An hour earlier, two car bombs had exploded, resulting in the death of 51 people.
Pakistanis have long complained about the US drone program that targets people in the country’s tribal area. And they’ve demanded that the US stop their activities. For them, the president’s pledge to “scale back” those strikes isn’t enough. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Fahad Desmukh in Pakistan.
A White House shift on drone policy might make a big difference for a nation like Yemen. Analyst Gregory Johnsen says he’s encouraged that a more selective use of drones will protect civilians in places like Yemen, while aiding US intelligence gathering efforts.
British Prime Minister David Cameron says the brutal murder Wednesday of a British soldier in London will not divide his nation, or cause people to live in fear.
The suspects involved in the gruesome killing of a British soldier on a London street were reportedly known to British security services. And as bystanders started using their cell phones to videotape one of the suspects, they told bystanders they hacked the soldier to death in the name of Islam. But does what they did constitute an act of terrorism?
Reporter Jeremy Scahill talks about the American drone program and about the 2011 death of a 16-year old U.S. citizen, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, the result of a drone attack in Yemen.
Afghan author Qais Akbar Omar has written a memoir about his tumultuous youth in Afghanistan called A Fort of Nine Towers.