Japanese whaling sparks cultural, environmental debate
Japan's annual five-month research hunt in Antarctica has angered anti-whaling activists. Though Japanese whalers say their work is part of legal scientific research, critics say they are hunting for commercial purposes.
Posted: January 8, 2009 14:11
Leaders log on as e-governments grow
Barack Obama's victory was called the "first election the Internet won" because of his integration of technology and social networking tools. But governments around the world are also heading online.
Posted: November 17, 2008 15:50
Scandinavian countries close the gender gap
A recent report on the worldwide gender gap measures economic participation and opportunity, educational access, political empowerment and health/longevity.
Posted: November 13, 2008 07:58
World salutes 90th anniversary of World War I
It goes by many names -- Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Poppy Day, Armistice Day and even Independence Day in some countries -- but every November, nations around the world commemorate those who have served in the the military and particularly in World War I.
Posted: November 11, 2008 11:51
Blog censorship silences free speech around the world
Many countries are increasing online censorship, sparking intense debate from bloggers.
Posted: November 7, 2008 15:56
Rate of HIV soars in Australia
Australia's HIV infection rate has soared by 50 percent in the last eight years, igniting debates about the country's resource boom and influx of immigrants.
Posted: September 17, 2008 16:18