Funeral workers burry a coffin with an unidentified civilian body, who died in Bucha during the Russian occupation period in February-March 2022, during a funeral in Bucha, Ukraine

Digital clues and the stories Ukraine’s mass graves tell

Conflict & Justice

There are two kinds of mass graves in Ukraine, the ones left after Russian executions, and the ones dug by local people to prevent disease or to protect the bodies. Now, there are efforts underway to document the graves and create digital records of the bodies, in order to identify them later.

The interior of the Hope Hostel, which is one of the locations expected to house some of the asylum-seekers due to be sent from Britain to Rwanda, is seen in the capital Kigali, Rwanda Friday, June 10, 2022. 

‘At least there is peace here’: Rwandans weigh in on controversial migrant deal with UK

Sample portions of chicken and kale stew over rice

Maine’s largest school district serves up African-inspired dishes to get more students excited about school lunch

A lab assistant looks at an assay plate to prepare sequencing at the Wellcome Sanger Institute that is operated by Genome Research in Cambridge, Thursday, March 4, 2021.

From Congo to Chile, small labs are playing a growing role in global understanding of COVID

A National Guardsman walks along a border fence near the International Bridge where thousand of migrants, mostly from Haiti, have formed a makeshift camp in Del Rio, Texas

US begins mass deportations of Haitian migrants as Haiti calls for moratorium

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A hand holds up a cartoon in front of the Capitol dome of the Statue of Liberty hugging a Muslim hijabi girl.

Refugees stuck in limbo over Biden’s inaction to restore admissions program


Many refugees have already been vetted and approved for entry, but President Joe Biden has yet to make an official commitment to rebuilding the US refugee program. 

The stories of women ostracized by their family and community after being wrongly accused of witchcraft can be heard on a new album called "I've forgotten now who I used to be." 

New album lifts up the voices of ostracized women in northern Ghana’s ‘witch camps’


The stories of these women, who remain vulnerable, can now be heard on an album called “I’ve forgotten now who I used to be.”

In this March 26, 2020, file photo, a boy wears a mask as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus, as he navigates floodwaters mixed with garbage following heavy rains, in the Kibera area of Nairobi, Kenya.

‘Connecting with God by caring for the environment’: Franciscan monk in Kenya shares Christmas message

The Big Fix

Pope Francis’s teachings about the moral urgency of the climate crisis are being spread from the Vatican all around the world by the Global Catholic Climate Movement. 

Joe Biden, a white man, is stands near nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a Black woman, who is wearing a dark blue suit onstage at a podium.

Biden pick to lead US mission at UN will ‘rebuild ties with our closest allies,’ says former amb.

Global Politics

With over three decades in the US foreign service, Linda Thomas-Greenfield hopes to chart a new course for the US in the halls of the United Nations. Marco Werman speaks to her colleague, former Ambassador Johnnie Carson, about how the adversity that Thomas-Greenfield faced in her career has prepared her for this role.

Secondary school students play in the courtyard at the College Henri Matisse school during its reopening in Nice as French children return to their schools after the summer break.

European students return to class; King Salman sacks Saudi commander; Hotel Rwanda figure arrested abroad

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With summer break coming to an end, schools across Europe are reopening. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has sacked the commander of his country’s troops in Yemen. And Paul Rusesabagina, who helped hundreds of his countrymen survive the Rwandan genocide, was arrested on terror-related offenses.