Amnesty International called on the UN to investigate the deaths of thousands in the Philippines under President Duterte’s “war on drugs,” saying in a report released today the killings of mostly poor people amount to crimes against humanity.  

At the G20 summit, President Trump made the US the sole dissenter in an agreement to double down on climate change response.   The relatively modest consensus was criticized by environmental groups, but it did manage to unite all other G20 nations.   For his part, Trump…

Soured relations between Cuba and Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro has left 28 million Brazilians with reduced access to medical care.   During his presidential campaign, Bolsonaro insisted that payment for the more than 8,500 Cuban doctors working in Brazil should go…

After the tenuous declaration of victory against ISIS, the fallout is only just beginning for child soldiers recruited for the cause, reports Kimberly Dozier. Before the caliphate’s collapse, an estimated 40,000 people left home to join up; others have been indoctrinated…

“The challenge is huge, it is existential, and there is very little time.” Another dire warning on climate change was handed down today, this time from Britain’s International Development Committee. A damning House of Commons report insists that climate change take center…

An 11-year-old rape victim in Argentina was forced to give birth despite pleading with officials to “remove what the old man put inside me,” The Washington Post reported.

Reproductive rights groups are taking the Trump administration to court over federal policies that undermine comprehensive sexual health services, saying they compromise the health of low-income patients. The legal battle comes amid efforts by conservatives to cut federal…

Allen County, Kansas, may be small—just 13,000 people—but the community’s big thinking on health and economic development attracted the attention of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The county’s initiatives to bring new businesses to the area doubled as health…

Scott Pruitt made his name “fighting one regulation after another,” writes Margaret Talbot. As head of the EPA, which he has sued 14 times, he’s no different. Pruitt courts the opinion of players in industries he regulates, particularly coal, rather than environmentalists…

From the In case you missed it department: “I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen,” writes former Interior Department official Joel Clement in a Washington Post opinion piece from last month. “Reluctantly, as of today, I am also a…