The United Nations is highlighting zero tolerance for female genital mutilation, or FGM. In a statement this week, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called it an "abhorrent human rights violation affecting women and girls around the world." FGM has sparked a global clash between those who define it as a cultural tradition and those who say it is a dangerous ritual that should end. Hayde Adams Fitzpatrick has more. But first a warning: Some may find the content of this report disturbing.
India's southern state of Kerala was one of the country's top tourist attractions until the worst rains in a century caused widespread devastation last year and scared away visitors. The region of charming coastal plains and low lying mountains is racing to rebuild a tourism sector that contributes nearly 10 percent to its economy. But environmentalists are urging more sustainable development. Anjana Pasricha reports from Kerala.
The messaging app has become a key campaign tool used widely by workers of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Congress party, which accuse each other of propagating fake news while denying they do so themselves