Esther Tran Le

Huge Water Reserves Found Under Africa

Researchers from the British Geological Survey (BGS) and University College-London have mapped out the groundwater aquifers resting under the African continent. They found huge reservoirs of water under the northern countries of the African continent.

Palestinian Prisoners Stage Hunger Strike In Israel

1,200 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have gone on a hunger strike on Tuesday, National Prisoner's Day, to protest Israel's practice of administrative detention and the intolerable treatment in Israeli jails.

Guinea-Bissau Victim of Another Coup

The military has taken over the West African country of Guinea-Bissau, in a coup d'etat on Thursday, a few weeks before the country's presidential elections.

U.S. Teenage Birth Rates Fall To Historic Lows

Teenage birth rates in the United States have fallen by 9 percent from 2009 to 2010, reported the National Center for Health Statistics. They have never been so low since measuring began in 1946.

The Race Against Time: America vs. China

China's rise has unsettled many Westerners, especially Americans who fear Chinese influence could overwhelm that of the U.S. As the U.S. struggles through economic recovery, will China seize its chance to lead the world?

EU Sanctions Syrian First Lady

The wife of Syria's leader, Asma al-Assad, will suffer sanctions from the EU, including a travel ban to Europe and an asset freeze.