Men in police uniform kneel on an urban street.

No. 1 rule for police: Defend human rights, says Ukraine’s former police chief

Conflict & Justice

Khatia Dekanoidze knows about police reform. As the former chief of the National Police of Ukraine, she continues to work on police reform efforts in Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. She spoke with The World’s host Marco Werman to talk about what US police officers can do now to reform.

Man holds laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in an illustration picture.

A cyberattack could wreak destruction comparable to a nuclear weapon

Science & Technology
Recent released information about Russians hacking into American power systems has raised several concerns about the overall security of the U.S. energy grid as a whole.

Can the US protect its power grid from hackers?

The percentage of parents who refuse to give any vaccines to their children remain at one to two percent of the general public. There is a much larger group of people who have doubts and concerns over certain vaccinations, experts say.

Despite dozens of recent flu deaths among US children, vaccination skeptics remain — and their numbers have grown

When it comes to protecting your cyber identity, two tips that cybersecurity experts offer are to use a password manager and two-factor authentication (when possible).

In the midst of complex hacking operations, here are simple tips to improve your cybersecurity

Doctor with stethoscope

Want to be healthier? Try seeing your doctor less


It has long been accepted that seeing your doctor on a regular basis and getting regular screenings is good for your health. That’s not necessarily true, a doctor and professor says in a new book.

A member of a burial team prepares to spray a colleague with chlorine disinfectant in Monrovia.

Despite international aid, some Ebola workers are still ‘on the frontlines with no ammunition’


There are plenty of kinds of workers mobilizing to fight Ebola in West Africa, not just doctors and nurses. They include “contact tracers,” who monitor people and try to get them to respect quarantines. They say they’re still doing a vital job without the tools they need.

Residents who were in an Ebola quarantine area complain to a security officer as they wait for their relatives to bring them food and essentials, in West Point, Monrovia, on August 23, 2014.

It’s not just the US — Liberian officials are rethinking Ebola quarantines


The issue of quarantine is not only a hot-button topic in the US: Officials in Ebola-ravaged Liberia, for instance, have grappled with the issue for months. And that is why some are now looking to Liberia to draw upon lessons learned from an evolved quarantine policy.

Controversy swirls over British plan to fitness test police officers

Health & Medicine

A survey in the United Kingdom recently found that a majority of the nation’s police officers are overweight. In response, a proposal has been floated to require fitness testing of all officers. But some police say this is unnecessarily broad.

World Gender Discussion: Safety on Transportation

Do you have a story to share about safety on transportation in your city?