Displaced Palestinians travel in the Al-Mawasi area of the southern Gaza Strip on May 6.
WORLD / Society
May 17, 2024
'Our supplies will not last,' warns doctor at Gaza trauma center
Javed Ali says the situation around the southern city of Rafah is "dire."
Smoke billows following Israeli strikes on the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) on October 11, 2023.
WORLD / Society
May 13, 2024
Gazans strive to study as war shatters education system
The U.N. estimates that 72.5% of schools in Gaza will need full reconstruction or major rehabilitation.
A customer uses a mobile phone at a contactless payment terminal in a pub in London. As with so many other industries, technology has been a primary driver of the change.
WORLD / Society
May 10, 2024
American-style tipping is testing British pub culture
Restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars, account for more than 90% of tipping across the country.
Many women suffer abuse for decades, afraid to speak out for fear of being stigmatized or blamed.
WORLD / Society / FOCUS
May 10, 2024
'Everyone around you loses': How domestic abuse hurts economies
Research suggests the global cost of all violence against women could be about 2% of gross domestic product, or the size of Canada's economy.
A Palestinian man leaves a house hit by an Israeli strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Thursday.
WORLD / Society
May 10, 2024
Gaza's sick and injured search for help amid Rafah assault
Fighting has directly shut some of the main medical facilities that had served people sheltering in Rafah.
People are rescued after flooding in Canoas, at the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul on Sunday.
WORLD / Society
May 6, 2024
Death toll from southern Brazil rainfall rises to 78, with many still missing
Floods from several days of storms have affected more than two-thirds of some 500 cities in Rio Grande do Sul, leaving more than 115,000 people displaced.
Australia PM Anthony Albanese. Albanese on Wednesday announced new legislation to ban deepfake pornography and additional funding for the country's online watchdog.
WORLD / Society
May 1, 2024
Australian PM says violence against women a 'national crisis'
28 women have been killed in Australia so far this year — an average of one death every four days.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan