Don't ask, don't tell doesn't fly with NATO members, except Turkey and the US. NATO nations now allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military. But 53 nations, including North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, and Syria, ban homosexuals from military service.
A Malawi court today sentenced a gay couple to 14 years in jail for practicing homosexuality. The case has brought criticism from the US and Europe, which provide more than 40 percent of Malawi's government budget.
Two openly gay Malawian men were convicted today of 'gross indecency' and 'unnatural acts' under a British-colonial era law. They could face 14 years in jail.
To fight poverty and overpopulation, crops need coaxing. Advances in deep-root food plants may trigger a new Green Revolution.
Texas conservatives want to cut Thomas Jefferson, César Chávez, Edward Kennedy, and other 'liberals' from textbooks.
Satellite data of climate activity enable remote herders to obtain drought insurance.
African land reform, plot by plot, may be the foundation for solving so much else – from famine to poverty to genocide.
The nonfiction books we liked best in 2009.
Hunger and food insecurity can destabilize whole regions. That dimension is raising new interest in tackling the issue, says Kanayo Nwanze, the new head of the UN's International Fund for Agricultural Development.
The inspiring autobiography of the Malawian boy who taught himself physics in order to bring a windmill to his village.