Climate change in South Asia [program]

Climate change is already having big effects on southern Asia. Deadly heat waves like one that killed 3,500 people in India and Pakistan in 2015 are becoming more frequent. The summer monsoon rains are...

India’s witch hunts [program]

For many, witch trials may seem like a relic of early colonial America. But in fact witch-hunting is still a feature of rural life today in many some of the world. One place where it's prevalent is India....

Papua New Guinea struggles after quake [program]

Two months after a major earthquake devastated parts of Papua New Guinea's highlands, one of the world's most remote and diverse nations is still struggling to cope. The quake left more than a half million...

The ‘Red Market’ in human organs

The imbalance between the supply of organs for transplant and the demand for them can be staggering. There are about 75,000 people active on the U.S. waiting list for kidneys, livers and other...

Japan’s #MeToo movement faces culture of silence

The #MeToo movement has spread from the United States to other parts of the world as women have increasingly spoken out about sexual assault and sexual harassment. One country where it has struggled is...

China’s war on pollution

China’s rapid economic growth over the past two decades been nothing short of remarkable. Of course there’s been a dark side to this growth. As China has built more factories, power plants and cars, it...

Orphanage ‘tourism’ draws scrutiny

To people in the U.S., an orphanage sounds like an outdated concept. Many of us only remember seeing them in movies like “Annie” Orphanages fell out of favor in the U.S. around World War II after many...

In Cuba, dreams of escape

For many people, the thought of spending your life next to the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean is an envious one. But for many people in the tiny fishing village of Cajio Beach in western Cuba - it’s...

Venezuela’s teen pregnancy epidemic

Around the world, rates of teen pregnancy have been dropping for decades. But in Latin America, rates of teenage motherhood remain stubbornly high. Today they’re about 36 percent higher than the global...

Death squads in the Philippines

In recent days Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he would withdraw his country from the treaty governing the International Criminal Court. That move came just over a month after the ICC’s top...