A folk artist pauses while waiting to perform at a temple fair celebrating the Chinese lunar New Year at Dongyue Temple in Beijing. The lunar New Year began on Feb. 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac.
Indian soldiers of the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment march during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. The day marks the anniversary of India's adoption of a democratic constitution.
Former Nazi prisoner Stéphane Hessel argues that figures like Martin Luther King Jr. prove that hope mixed with an 'unwillingness to compromise on human rights' can defeat oppression.
Yoko Ono’s 'Wish Tree,' (1996/2010) recently shown at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, is an example of participatory art. Her instructions encourage people to write wishes and hang them on a tree.
On the first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, global disaster relief is under the microscope. A $15-billion-a-year industry with 250,000 workers, the stakes are high – but from each tsunami, quake, hurricane, and drought, we learn what works and what doesn't.
The second installment of Gail Godwin’s journals traces her life and career from London to Iowa.
The Danish intelligence agency said Wednesday that five men were arrested in connection to a plot against a Danish newspaper only weeks after a terror attack was executed – unsuccessfully – in Sweden.
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.
Two weeks of Cancún climate change talks ended Saturday, with a vague deal to help poor countries deal with climate change and the original Kyoto Protocol all but dead.
There's an expanding rift between developed and developing countries over whether to extend the 1997 Kyoto Protocol goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions beyond the 2012 limits.