Jake Sims writes about the recent controversial elections in Myanmar and how their attempt at democracy was more a show for its powerful allies.
The United Kingdom is paying millions of pounds to three men who were imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay.
Cholera continues to afflict Haiti, with almost 1000 deaths and nearly 15,000 hospitalized with the disease.
Marine Sgt. Jeremy Soles ran a marathon recently to raise awareness for disabled veterans. But he did so wearing a gas mask, which restricts 30% of oxygen intake.
The death toll from the eruption of Mount Merapi in Indonesia has risen to over 200, and over 400,000 people have had to evacuate their homes.
Former U.S. President George W. Bush has a memoir coming out today called Decision Points. In it, he gives a glimpse at his responses to crises during his presidency, including Hurricane Katrina and 9/11.
Officials in Haiti are worried that a cholera outbreak has spread to the capital city of Port au Prince.
The Indonesian volcano of Merapi has erupted once again, shooting huge clouds of ash into the sky that have blanketed towns as far away as 150 miles.
This slideshow of Haiti’s recovery efforts ten months after the January earthquake that killed thousands shows the island nation still living with debris and destruction, along with refugee camps and a cholera outbreak.
Tropical Storm Tomas, which recently swept through the eastern part of the Caribbean and damaged buildings on multiple islands, appears to be strengthening back into a hurricane and might be heading toward Haiti.
Four days after a tsunami hit some of the smaller islands in Indonesia, the death toll has risen to 413, with nearly 300 people still missing.
As if having a tsunami that has killed 272 people and left over 400 missing wasn’t bad enough: 25 people have been confirmed dead by a volcanic eruption on another Indonesian island.
Columnist Homeless Girl writes about the misperceptions behind giving a homeless person money.
Columnist Evan Davies writes about the community he’s discovered in Rwanda that truly takes care of each other.
Artist/designer Anthony Burill has come up with an interesting way to raise awareness and funds for the environmental damage on the Gulf Coast from this summer’s oil spill.