Social Issues
  • FILE - In this March 8, 2013 file photo, a Syrian refugee tries to put out a fire as black smoke rises in the sky over the Zaatari refugee camp in northeast Jordan. A report on human rights issued by Amnesty International on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the London Based human rights group said worldwide indifference to the plight of political and economic refugees is making the world a much more dangerous place for millions of people who have escaped conflict and persecution, or migrated to seek work and a bett

    A Jordanian official says the refugees left the kingdom to go back home, some to fight Assad's regime and others because living conditions in their camp became too difficult.

    LAST UPDATE : May 29, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT
  • Myanmar Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of her National League for Democracy party at a restaurant in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, May 27, 2013.

    Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Islamic leaders expressed dismay over a policy that does not apply to Buddhists and follows accusations of "ethnic cleansing."

    LAST UPDATE : May 28, 2013, 2:54 AM EDT
  • An alleged crack addict pregnant woman holds her boy friend at 'crackland', near Parque Uniao slum during a police-sanitary operation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 29, 2012.

    Teen research finds little proof of major long-term ill effects in children whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy.

    LAST UPDATE : May 27, 2013, 9:36 AM EDT