Special Reports


Fight for power takes new forms as Kenyan elections approach


KISUMU A crowd of elated young men danced outside the market in Kenya’s southern Kisumu city, waving the crisp new 200 shilling ($2) notes that a local politician was distributing from behind a dusty speaker that pounded out music.

Special Report - How a two-week army crackdown reignited Myanmar's Rohingya crisis

By Antoni Slodkowski, Wa Lone, Simon Lewis and Krishna N. Das | Video

25 Apr 2017

NASH - The next untapped pharma market gives investors many options

Large drugmakers with piles of cash are on the hunt for promising medicines being developed by small companies to treat NASH, a progressive fatty liver disease poised to become the leading cause of liver transplants by 2020. | Video

24 Apr 2017

Special Report - Thousands face lead hazards as Trump eyes budget cuts

BUFFALO, New York Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalo’s east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. Her oldest son suffered nosebleeds, body rashes and a developmental disorder requiring speech therapy. | Video

21 Apr 2017

Can he close the deal? Inside Macron's daring run for the Elysee

PARIS On Christmas Eve 2015, with France reeling from terror attacks in Paris a month before, Emmanuel Macron sent a letter to the president and prime minister, urging sweeping measures to tackle French inequalities that he believed were fuelling extremism.

20 Apr 2017

Special Report - Lead poisons children in L.A. neighbourhoods rich and poor

LOS ANGELES With its century-old Spanish-style homes tucked behind immaculately trimmed hedges, San Marino, California, is among the most coveted spots to live in the Los Angeles area.

20 Apr 2017

Last stand - Nebraska farmers could derail Keystone XL pipeline

Neligh, NEBRASKA When President Donald Trump handed TransCanada Pipeline Co. a permit for its Keystone XL pipeline last month, he said the company could now build the long-delayed and divisive project "with efficiency and with speed." | Video

20 Apr 2017

Special Report - Police describe kill rewards, staged crime scenes in Duterte's drug war

MANILA The Philippine police have received cash payments for executing drug suspects, planted evidence at crime scenes and carried out most of the killings they have long blamed on vigilantes, said two senior officers who are critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs."

18 Apr 2017

Exiled cleric points to Iran's widening influence in Bahrain

MANAMA/DUBAI At a wake in Iran's holy city of Qom in February, a small group of Bahraini emigres and clerics mourned a young militant killed in a gun battle with Bahrain's security forces.

18 Apr 2017

Banned at sea - Venezuela's crude-stained oil tankers

HOUSTON/PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela In the scorching heat of the Caribbean Sea, workers in scuba suits scrub crude oil by hand from the hull of the Caspian Galaxy, a tanker so filthy it can't set sail in international waters.

18 Apr 2017