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China: Black Market Babies

The Chinese media recently reported that children were being stolen from families and sold to orphanages. Lee and Subramanian tell the story of two parents grappling with this reality.

Belize, Before the Storm

More and more gangsters from Guatemala are planting marijuana in Belize, adding fuel to the increasingly dangerous situation taking place near the border of the two countries.

Pakistani Girl Defies Honor Killing

Kidnapped and raped by four men, a 17-year-old Pakistani girl fights an uphill battle against Pakistan’s trial procedures and the stigma of not submitting to an honor killing.

The Panda's Forest: Biodiversity Loss

China is in danger of losing one of its most precious assets--the giant panda. Years of resource extraction and deforestation have destroyed the panda's natural habitat in the mountain ranges of northern Sichuan.

A Mystery in the Sewers

Someone in Tampere, Finland, has been excreting stools laced with the poliovirus and flushing them into the sewer system since 2008, threatening eradication campaigns.

In Belarus, Clapping Can Be Subversive

As the rallies in Belarus grow each week, the government has begun to crack down. But protesters are not deterred and have started making homemade DVDs of police brutalities.