Researchers examined mortality estimates for more than 15.2 million international migrants; overall, migrants were about 30 percent less likely to experience premature death from all causes than natives of the countries where they moved
Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and resume commercial whaling in July. Wednesday's announcement was met with opposition from animal rights groups, who say that Tokyo is violating international law. Japan says whaling will only be in its own waters and exclusive economic zone. Arash Arabasadi reports.
Female circumcision — a practice that opponents call female genital mutilation — has been a coming-of-age ritual among the Maasai tribe of Kenya for generations. But it is becoming less common, in part because of one man who is trying to persuade tribe members to abandon the practice. Douglas Meritei began his campaign about 10 years ago. He spoke to Rael Ombuor, who reports for VOA from the Kimana settlement in southern Kenya.