Brightly dressed young girls from Kano, Nigeria (© Videoblocks)video

Keeping Nigerian youths from Boko Haram’s clutches [video]

The president of the American University in Nigeria brought Muslim and Christian leaders together to meet the needs of refugees from Boko Haram's terror.
Canadian Parliament (© Jiri Vondrous/Alamy)

U.S. applauds Canadian lawmakers’ rebuke of Iran over terrorism  

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urges nations to follow the example of Canadian lawmakers who strongly condemned Iran for sponsoring terrorism worldwide.
Musicians in tuxedos playing (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

An inside peek at an inaugural ball

Ambassadors and guests from around the world gathered at the Organization of American States to kick off Donald J. Trump’s January 20 inauguration.
Two young women in military fatigues (Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit/Facebook)

Black Mambas take a bite out of wildlife poaching

The women of South Africa's Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit have reduced rhino poaching in their reserve and are protecting other irreplaceable wildlife.
Shoreline covered with plastic soda bottles (Shutterstock)

Tide turns against plastic ocean pollution

From the deep sea to Arctic ice, oceans are under enormous stress from millions of tons of plastic trash, which can remain in the environment for centuries.
Doctor holding vaccine vial in front of mother holding child (© AP Images)

Guess which part of the world is free of measles

Measles has been eliminated in North, South and Central America after 22 years of vaccination campaigns, says the Pan American Health Organization.
Man holding up a petri dish containing a virus (© Shawn Rocco/Duke Health)

Poliovirus therapy is being used to combat brain cancer

Experimental poliovirus therapy developed by Duke University researchers shows early promise for treating aggressive brain cancers.

U.S. sanctions: What they do and don’t do

The returning U.S. sanctions will put pressure on the government of Iran, but humanitarian aid to the Iranian people will continue as it always has.

Can sister cities Chicago, New Delhi clear the air?

Sister cities Chicago and New Delhi have air pollution in common, and both are finding ways to improve the situation for better health — and jobs.