Saturday, April 4, 2015
Sue Barnes had no problem getting sanitary pads while she grew up in South Africa. But not every girl, she came to realize, is so lucky and their periods weigh over daily life.
The highlands around the Colombian capital are scattered with small buildings that look like out-of-place igloos but are in fact innovative houses made from the tires that litter the country's roads.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been.
Don Robertson isn't the type to let a snowstorm on the first day of spring -- or his age -- stop him from doing his appointed rounds.
The eyes of 30-odd uniformed schoolchildren light up at the sight of three magnificent lions brought to Abidjan zoo to replace the big cats that starved to death during post-election violence in 2010-2011.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Two clouded leopard kittens were born this month at the Miami Zoo, a treat for the doting keepers and a victory in the fight to preserve a vulnerable species.
A Chinese industry group has asserted that cherry blossoms originated in China, a claim that will likely rankle Japan and even South Korea.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Racism and the financial meltdown kept Congolese master chef Christian Yumbi down and out in Belgium. Back at home, the gourmet innovator has finally won the stardom he fought for.