Islamic State — wounded but unbowed

The head of the Islamic State has been killed. But the hardline militant group's influence is growing in Africa, and talk of its demise could be premature.

Rwanda invests in model villages to tackle poverty

Rwanda is expanding a rural development program that is slashing poverty, but at the expense of free choice. Are the benefits worth it?

Decoder: Countries renew climate change fight

The next push to combat climate change comes next month in Spain, when more than 190 countries meet to tackle global warming. Here's what to expect.

Watch: African goddesses and a celebration of women

I wanted to dispel preconceived notions about women in Africa. Three goddesses capture the strength of African women and celebrate blackness.

Decoder Spotlight: Thacher students lead by example

They've done on-the-ground reporting to produce a podcast and video. Saga Leslie and Skye Neulight of Thacher School have won our monthly award.

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Fundraising campaign update: We need your support!

Our goal for this year's fundraising campaign is to raise $25,000. We're not there yet, and we need your help to achieve our goals.

Student Ambassadors: Leading by example

They are energetic, creative, alert and driven. They love to lead. They are News-Decoder's Student Ambassadors for 2019-20.

Prizes honor efforts to fight fake news, gun violence

Two global prizes supported by News-Decoder recognize projects in the UK and U.S. that fight fake news and gun violence while engaging youth in the media.

Decoder: Countries renew climate change fight

The next push to combat climate change comes next month in Spain, when more than 190 countries meet to tackle global warming. Here's what to expect.

Decoder: Who are the Kurdish people?

The Kurds are the world’s largest nation without a state. Yet, when thrust onto the world agenda, questions over the group's identity invariably arise.

Riding the rails to a life with less guilt

Ashamed of flying because it worsens your carbon footprint? You're not alone if you want to ride the rails -- as I recently did when my life took a turn.

Google speech policy requires difficult trade-offs

A new speech policy looks set to rein in Google's intellectually freewheeling culture. It points to difficult trade-offs today’s organizations must make.

We need to keep disarmament treaties, not scrap them

In a world with nuclear weapons, every agreement counts. So the decision by the U.S. and Russia to scrap a disarmament treaty does matter.