South Korea is pulling out all the stops in its third bid to host a Winter Olympics. Can it beat out iconic, Alps-filled Germany and France for the 2018 Games?
A newly hatched baby Olive Ridley turtle wades past a human footprint to enter the sea at the Rushikulya River mouth beach in Ganjam district, India, Tuesday. Millions of baby Olive Ridley turtles are hatching and entering the Bay of Bengal on the coast of Orissa over the past few days.
France's flagship, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, patrols in the Mediterranean Saturday, March 26. The ship has run 47 air sorties against targets in Libya as France participates in the NATO no-fly zone.
In South Africa, soap operas have helped eliminate the linguistic boundaries between English and the 11 other languages adopted at the end of apartheid.
Polar bear cubs play at the St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in Quebec, Canada, on June 2.
The climate change talks in Cancun, Mexico, didn’t solve all the world’s climate problems. But they were hugely successful. Through the Cancun Agreements, 194 countries reached landmark consensus (even the US and China) to set emissions targets and limit global temperature increases.
Zimbabwean migrant workers in South Africa who head home every Christmas are joined this year by thousands who need to leave the country to renew their asylum status.
In a Monitor interview, hard-liner Julius Malema outlines a young generation's vision for how South Africa can emulate Zimbabwe's land reform.
Anti-Israel campaigns to get big organizations to divest from the Israeli economy may make headlines, but their questionable tactics don't appear to be working – and they don't promote peace.
Ahead of the ruling ANC's party meeting next week, a faction suggests altering the Constitution to include a second South Africa media tribunal. Some see the move as a warning to the media to stop fighting a greater degree of regulation.