Over the course of four days, 26-year-old German photographer Kevin McElvaney met hundreds of young boys and girls, most from the northern part of Ghana, who came south to burn cables and extract the copper from them. It can be sold on the market for pennies, and other electronics burned to extract bits of precious metals -- at a terrible cost to the human body. Read more
Slag heaps of rusting electronics, old refrigerators and monitors are scattered everywhere in Agbogbloshie, a dumping ground in Ghana for electronic waste from the rest of the world -- including the United States.
A Texas man accused of dousing a boy with gasoline and setting him on fire when he was a teenager can be tried as an adult for murder after the victim died from his burns nearly 13 years later, a judge ruled Thursday.