Stories from 21 June 2015
A tiny Russian village in the Urals is getting new jobs and a reputation with foodies—thanks to a crowdfunding boost engineered by a social entrepreneur from Moscow.
Wikileaks published The Saudi Cables, which contain secret documents exposing the Saudi government's meddling in Bahrain's internal affairs during the popular uprising in 2011.
Citizen Media Shows Why India Is Unlikely to Reach Its Millennium Goals Target for Maternal Mortality
India is behind both Nepal and Bangladesh in terms of reducing maternal mortalities. States where the caste system is embedded, religious minorities and migrants suffer most.
"#BeingGhanaianHasTaughtMe to look both left & right before crossing a one-way road."
Sabelo Mkhabela blogs about Swaziland's growing poetry movement: Swazi poet and visionary Themba Mavuso speaks with a humble, unrehearsed tone. He looks nothing like a poet – his hair is neatly combed and he spots a corporate office-ready white shirt and black chinos. Adding street to his attire is a...
The beginning of Monsoon season is something to celebrate but flooding causes major disruptions to people's day-to-day lives.
Last week, eight of the most prominent journalists working in Russia posed for a controversial group photo with the former leader of Donetsk's separatists. Here's what happened.
Nigerian singer Nneka tells members of Boko Haram and other extremists that she'll "Pray For You" in a song off her latest album.
While the FARC and state representatives negotiate a peace deal, the Colombian government and rural communities take steps to remember the victims of violence, preserve collective memory, and promote reconciliation.
Almost a century after its publication, the classic children's book "Cocorí" is fueling a major debate about racism in Costa Rica today.