Eleven-month-old Agop Manut, who suffers acute malnutrition and respiratory distress, is assisted at the clinic run by Doctors without Borders (MSF) in Aweil, Northern Bahr al Ghazal, South Sudan, on October 11, 2016. 
(Albert Gonzalez Farran - AFP)

Documenting starvation in South Sudan

"Something has to be done about this."  One day in May of last year, Spanish photographer Albert Gonzalez Farran was taking pictures of the humanitarian crisis in the South Sudanese town of Maiwut...
Manuela Picq, (Photo: Pedro Sotero)

Correa critic barred entry to Ecuador

"There has to be an end to an era of silencing people and impeding them from going to the streets to discuss the problems with the government." Manuela Picq was detained in Ecuador's Ministry of Interior...
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 fleeing to Bangladesh in 2012 are sent back to sea.

Shining a light on Rohingya refugees

"It is probably the worst kind of habitat a human can live in." When she was 11, Hasina Begum was shot in the back. She had found herself in the crossfire between Rohingya protesters and the police force at...
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....
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...
A model present a wedding gown during  a show by the M&Y Wedding Design in Beijing, April 23, 2011. (AP Photo)

China anti-gay stigma leads to marital deception

"The app showed that there was a gay man 10 centimeters from me a half an hour ago. That is how I confirmed that my ex-husband is truly gay." Li did not know that her marriage was based on a...