Weapons like the military-style AR-15 rifle, which the 19-year-old Parkland school shooter bought legally, are designed to kill. Their bullets travel 3,000 feet per second, 2-3 times the speed of many common handguns. When they don’t kill, the injuries they cause are beyond…

Here’s another contributor to gun deaths in the US: The lack of properly stored weapons.

UNICEF’s “statement” on mass casualties of children in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta consisted of 10 empty lines, with quotation marks to represent missing text, CNN reports.An editorial note explaining the blank statement reads:

A lengthy backlog of rape kits in jurisdictions across the US are finally being tested. But that’s just the beginning.Until last year, no national requirements existed on what to do with rape kits, enabling a patchwork of approaches. Now the Justice Department recommends…

“Catastrophic” doesn’t begin to describe the horrific siege on 13 medical facilities in Syria’s East Ghouta.In recent days, aerial bombardments have killed at least 260 civilians and injured over 600, reports the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS). So far this year,…

Somalia’s government is detaining and torturing children linked to the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab, according to a Human Rights Watch report released yesterday.

Graphic footage has surfaced of the Burmese government destroying evidence of mass graves of slain Rohingya Muslims after media investigations exposed several sites in Rahkine state.The disturbing footage obtained by The Arakan Project documents mass graves being bulldozed…

As “students took cover under desks, fire alarms blared and teachers barricaded classrooms,” Nikolas Cruz shot 17 people to death yesterday in a Parkland, Florida high school, Florida’s Sun Sentinel reports.

Decades after the Iran-Iraq war, Iran provides rare testing grounds for the long-term impact of chemical attacks that killed 5000 Iranians and sickened more than 100,000, according to Iran's Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs.A dozen research centers in Iran are…

Violence unfolds like contagious epidemics—yet while public health approaches to stopping violence can work, they are underutilized and under-resourced.