Juang Gai Vol, 87, who hadn't eaten for three days, lies down at a food distribution site in Padeah, South Sudan, March 1, 2017. South Sudanese who fled famine and fighting in Leer county emerged from South Sudan's swamps after months in hiding to receive food aid being distributed by the World Food Program. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)

Famine stalks South Sudan, Somalia [program]

The United Nations says that the world is facing the worst food crisis since World War II. Two of the hardest hit countries are in East Africa. In South Sudan, the UN has made its first formal famine...
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, right, embraces former vice president, Lenin Moreno, during the Alianza PAIS party convention where Moreno was tapped as the ruling party presidential candidate, in Quito, Ecuador, Oct. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Ecuador election tests Correa legacy [program]

A presidential run-off in the South American nation of Ecuador is shaping up as a referendum on the decade-long rule of leftist President Rafael Correa. Under Correa the government has used oil revenues to...
Rohingya from Myanmar who recently crossed over to Bangladesh, huddle in a room at an unregistered refugee camp in Teknaf, near Cox's Bazar, a southern coastal district about, 296 kilometers (183 miles) south of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Myanmar’s Rohingya face ‘ethnic cleansing’

Tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar in recent months amidst a campaign by the South Asian nation's military against the religious minority. Refugees have told rights groups and U.N....
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses people at an event before the closure of his party's 16th Annual Peoples Conference in Masvingo, south of the capital Harare, Dec. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)

Zimbabwe after Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe recently turned 93, making him the oldest non-royal head of state in the world. But in his 37 years in power, he's become a caricature of the corrupt African dictator....
Sun Wenlin (L) and his partner Hu Mingliang during their wedding ceremony in Changsha city, Hunan province May 17, 2016. The city government rejected their application for a marriage license. (EPA)

Gay rights in China

Homosexuality may not be illegal in China, but LGBT people in the world's most populous country often live their lives in the shadows. By one estimate, as many as 80 percent of the country's 20 million gay...
Elephant tusks are stacked in one of around a dozen pyres of ivory, in Nairobi National Park, Kenya, April 28, 2016.  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, file)

The business of poaching

Might your children or grandchildren someday live in a world without rhinoceroses or African elephants? The chances of that are probably higher than you might guess. There are just 350,000 elephants...
A huge portrait Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov stands beside the horse race track in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan in May 2007. (EPA/Mikhail Klimentyev)

Turkmenistan’s silent election

Most people outside of Central Asia know little about the gas-rich desert nation of Turkmenistan. The former Soviet Republic has virtually no independent media and just a handful of bookstores....
Indians from the tribe Munduruku attend a meeting with the government at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil,  June 4, 2013. The Indians, who had been occupying the controversial Belo Monte dam which is being built in the Amazon on the Xingu River, were flown to Brasilia by the government for talks to try to end the occupation. Environmentalists and indigenous groups say the dam would devastate wildlife and the livelihoods of thousands of people who live in the area to be flooded. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Amazonia’s last uncontacted tribes

They survive by hunting and gathering in the forest or by cultivating gardens with handmade tools. In some cases, they don't wear clothing and speak languages that aren't understood by almost anyone else on...
Clarkson's photo of Coach Adolph Rupp's University of Kentucky all-white men's basketball team after it lost the 1966 NCAA championship to Texas Western, which was the first major collegiate team to start five black players in the NCAA final.  The picture was a symbol of the changes taking place in the U.S. (Rich Clarkson)

Rich Clarkson, pioneering sports photographer

Rich Clarkson is one of the founding fathers of modern sports photojournalism. Born in 1932, Clarkson's early photos of Wilt Chamberlain playing basketball at the University of Kansas in the 1950s were...