Photographer spotlights India’s air pollution

"We all breathe the same air." Melanie Dornier was once a social worker in the United Kingdom and her native France, where she did work like helping refugees navigate the job search process. Then an interest...

China’s internet addicts

It’s hardly uncommon for parents to be worried their teenagers are spending too much time online. But in China the concern is particularly acute, where internet cafes in cities often teem with young men...

Inside a Chinese internet addiction camp

Chinese camps for internet "addicts" use military discipline, and sometimes violence, to rehabilitate youth In August an 18-year-old boy in China's eastern Anhui province was found dead with multiple...

In polar photography, a battle with fear and cold

"I couldn't think of anything else but to breathe deep and go as deep as I can." (Photo credit: Amos Nachoum) Wildlife photographer Amos Nachoum is no stranger to difficult situations. As an Israeli...

Arctic shipping grows as ice melts

For hundreds of years, European explorers sought a direct sea route from Europe to Asia. Now as Arctic ice melts, just such a route is opening across northern Russia.  In August a Russian-owned tanker...

Syrian survivor aids case against Assad

Assad's government seeks to 'wipe memories' of those who survive Syria's secret prisons Since the start of protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during the 2011 Arab Spring, Assad's regime...

Europe confronts Russian hacking

There has been broad fallout from Russian efforts to hack the 2016 U.S. election, including sanctions, worsening relations between the two countries and a continued cloud over Donald Trump's...