Even as libraries are facing steep cuts, Americans are using them more than ever – in more ways than ever.
Cameroon's President Paul Biya removed a two-term limit so that he could run for reelection. He's likely to win, but recent angry rhetoric and violence hint at significant discontent.
Thailand's female monks are critical to helping the country's women, who can't be alone with male monks, but they still face substantial discrimination because they lack legal recognition.
The saga of American Amanda Knox and former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito – who were found guilty of murdering a young British woman in Perugia, Italy, in November 2007 – came to a close Monday with their convictions overturned on appeal. Both were set free. The path to Monday’s decision has been a long and convoluted one. A look back at several key moments:
The Rio de Janeiro state police's top officer resigned last week after saying he was responsible for the nomination of the police chief arrested with other officers in the killing of a judge.
US restrictions on aid for Somalia famine, although well-intentioned, are severely hindering relief efforts. International Crisis Groups says that lifting them would improve Somali opinions of the US.
This new highly fuel efficient boat might just be a saving grace for Japan's fishing industry, as the price of fuel threatens to put small fishermen out of business.
Blogger James Bosworth lists questions for presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry, who said that sending US troops to Mexico may be the only way to curtail drug violence.
The unification of Syrian opposition groups is almost certain to improve coordination with the international community, whose backing could add crucial momentum to the uprising.