2015 the year in review
The Year Southeast Asia Faced Its Own Refugee Crisis
Europe wasn't alone in dealing with a migrant crisis in 2015. Southeast Asia is facing human trafficking, forced displacement and the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar.
asia & pacific
Thailand Keeps Arresting People for Insulting the King — and His Dog
Lèse majesté sentences have become harsher under military rule, with record sentences of up to 30 years being handed down by military courts.
Holtzclaw Conviction Sheds Light on Prevalence of Police Sexual Abuse While on Duty
The conviction of the former Oklahoma cop on on rape charges came as a report found that thousands of law enforcement officials across the country have lost their licenses for rape, sexual assault, and sexual misconduct.
Islamophobic Attacks Have Spiked in the US Since the Paris Attacks
Muslims in America are experiencing an unprecedented level of discrimination, threats, and violence following the Paris attacks, according to a new report.
The 'Clock Kid' Ahmed Mohamed Wants $15 Million and an Apology
The 14-year-old student and his family have demanded compensation and a written apology over the incident earlier this year in which his homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb.
Only 118 Years To Go Until Women Get Equal Pay
The World Economic Forum has analyzed a decade of data looking at efforts to close the global gender gap in pay, health, education, and politics. Let's just say things are moving pretty slowly.
terror in paris
Anonymous Launches New Operation Against Islamic State Supporters After Paris Attacks
Members of the hacktivist collective say they’re trying to identify and report "supporters of people behind the Paris attacks," but critics are questioning their motives.
Video Shows Virginia Police Tasing a Man Multiple Times Before He Dies in Custody
A $25 million wrongful death lawsuit accuses the police department of failing to respond to requests for police files and conspiring to cover up the details of Linwood R. Lambert Jr. death in 2013.
Americans Are Still Getting Fatter
A new report shows that American waistlines continue to expand, despite decreases in the consumption of junk food and sugary drinks, with women and certain minority groups experiencing the largest increases in obesity.
California's Fishing Industry Feels the Pinch From Toxic Crabs
Algae blooms have brought about a spike in neurotoxin levels, making Dungeness and rock crabs unsafe to eat, say state officials.
Video Shows Exploding Meteor Turning the Skies Green in Thailand
When the sky turned green over Thailand, people immediately flocked to Twitter: Was it a meteor, a shooting star, or maybe aliens from a Korean tv show?
asia & pacific
Anonymous Hacktivists Join Cyberwar Against Thai Junta's Effort to Control the Internet
Hackers brought down Thailand's state-run telecom site over the government's attempt to establish a single internet gateway that would allow it to monitor, control, and erase websites.