'Persona Grata': Paris contemporary art expo shines a light on migrants' welcome

Amid the drumbeat of headlines on the migrant crisis, a new joint contemporary art expo at two museums astride Paris's perimeter ring road is a refreshing step back, a moody meditation on migrants’ experience and the notion of hospitality.

Migrants camp on bridge between Guatemala and Mexico as US pressure mounts

The caravan of mainly Honduran migrants, whose journey has triggered escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric from US President Donald Trump, on Friday surged through a series of police lines and barricades up to the fence on Mexico's southern border.

Women barred from entering Hindu temple in India’s Kerala state

Sabarimala, one of Hinduism’s most holy temples, has become a symbol of the fight for gender equality in India as female worshippers continue to be denied access to the premises despite a Supreme Court decision striking down a longtime ban on women.

French MP proposes 'glottophobia' law after far-left leader mocks southern accent

A French member of parliament has proposed that mockery of accents be outlawed, after an irate politician derided a journalist's southwestern pronunciation before asking if anyone had a question in "understandable French".


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