In India, many women have died getting sterilized—but it remains the most widespread contraceptive method both there and in the rest of the world. Why is it so popular, and what are the drawbacks?
The Aral Sea is bringing new wealth to fishing villages in Kazakhstan, but their neighbours on the opposite shore in Uzbekistan are suffering a very different fate.
Buried alive, poisoned, scarred by acid - these are just some of the fates that have befallen Nigerian children accused of witchcraft. This BBC feature examines the root causes of these attacks.
The Nile serves as a lifeline to millions of people across East Africa and Egypt but is under threat from population growth, pollution and climate change.
Iona Craig reports from the largely abandoned village of al Ghayil, Yemen, speaking to those who survived the raid by U.S. forces.
A new report from the Women’s Refugee Commission documents deteriorating conditions for refugees trapped in Greece. Host Jeb Sharp speaks with reporter Jeanne Carstensen in Lesbos.
Demand for good quality end-of-life care has grown globally as more people live longer with chronic conditions.
Meet the Sri Lankan monk who's sees good karma in organ and tissue donation.
There is a worldwide shortage of corneas for transplant operations. However one country is doing its best to satisfy demand without seeking any reward—at least in this life.
To combat the values of groups like IS and a regime that doesn't represent them, a group of young Syrians tries to pass its values of non-violence, pluralism and hope to Syrian children.
Jordan hosts 29,000 Iraqi refugees, new and old. As media attention shifts to the huge Syrian influx, Iraqis spend months or years limbo, struggling to get by without assistance.
A mother joins a trial in Cape Town to find out her risks of passing her drug-resistant form of tuberculosis on to her daughter.