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...
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...
U.S. President Barack Obama walks past Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit at the International Convention Center in Yanqi Lake, Beijing, China, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Grading Obama’s Asia pivot

Rebalance in U.S. relations yields mix results A key pillar of President Barack Obama's foreign policy has been the attempted "pivot to...
Foreign fishermen sit on their boats docked at the compound of Pusaka Benjina Resources fishing company in Benjina, Aru Islands, Indonesia, April 1, 2015.  (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Slave labor mars Thai seafood industry

Thailand is the world's third-largest exporter of seafood, shipping shrimp, tuna and other fish to supermarket chains and pet food companies in the...
Supporters of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party campaign on motorbikes for the general election in Mandalay, Myanmar, Nov. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)

Myanmar’s pivotal election

Voters in Myanmar will go to the polls Nov. 8 to elect a parliament in what will be a milestone in the country's transition from military rule to...
A young supporter of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party prepares for a party to celebrate the final day of campaigning in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. On Sunday Myanmar will hold what is being viewed as the country's best chance for a free and credible election in a quarter of a century. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Myanmar’s moment

An explainer on Myanmar's Nov. 8 elections After a half-century of military rule, Myanmar's election Nov. 8 is a key milestone in the country's...