Female genital mutilation is considered a violation of human rights by the UN, and is illegal in many countries. The procedure still happens in Singapore, where an estimated 60 per cent of Malay women have been cut.
Scientists released mosquitoes less able to transmit viruses into local populations in Indonesia, with results suggesting the technique could eradicate dengue fever.
The next big food revolution is here: 3D-printed meals that look and taste like the real thing, but are easy to eat for people who have difficulty swallowing, picky children or those with specific nutritional requirements.
As part of our series on the experiences of Covid-19 survivors around the world, a city council consultant in Barcelona thanks public health for healing her.
More than 15,000 workers infected as hospitals struggle with a lack of test kits and protective gear.
Weeks before the country went into lockdown, many Chinese-run shops had closed and workers in the remainder wore masks.
Hundreds of women and children are abused each year – and that’s just the ones who report it, as social stigma and police inaction keeps sufferers silent.
Many of Thailand’s soap operas are based on patriarchal novels which have scenes of rape and sexual violence against women.
Communist Gunnar Bergstrom visited Cambodia in 1978 at the tail end of the Khmer Rouge’s rule, after being inspired by their vision of utopia
Despite its international reputation as a haven for members of the LGBT community, growing up trans in Thailand can be tough – as Ari’s story shows