As Indonesians head to the polls, a look back at the beginnings of its modern democracy.
Prashant Jha’s long and deep understanding of life in Nepal could pay serious dividends for anyone still interested in what it means in modern terms to be a Maoist.
Before Meghan Markle, an American’s romance with a royal prince captured the global imagination.
In 1886, America watched in amazement as its middle-aged bachelor president, Grover Cleveland, robbed the cradle of his dead friend. In the White House.
Suave, disciplined and ruthless — highwaymen don’t come more effective than Feringeea.
A chance starstruck donation led to a decades-long journey for Nashville’s Muslim community.
Willem Adriaan van der Stel was officially described as “a scourge unto the inhabitants” of South Africa.
King Leopold of Belgium couldn’t have wrought such havoc in the Congo Free State without the efforts of sadists like Léon Fiévez.
Attorney and child advocate Maura McInerney is tired of inequality in education. And she’s prepared to fight to make a change.
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An attempt to save the trees of Reni, India, inspired an enduring term — and a movement.
This scandal — not Watergate — may be the better example of what can happen when a White House stonewalls Congress.
John Wayne Bobbitt awoke to every man’s nightmare: a severed penis. The jury found his wife, the assailant, not guilty.
John Hinckley Jr. was infatuated with actress Jodie Foster when he tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981. He was also obsessed with a former Beatle.
Hundreds of American airmen died while flying over this treacherous route between Arunachal Pradesh and China.
The institution gave rise to some of the continent’s greatest human rights abusers.