Egypt is striking back against ISIS for the brutal killing of 21 Egyptian Christians. Airstrikes have targeted ISIS camps and other facilities in Libya, where the Egyptian Christians were beheaded. This latest brutality shows ISIS' expanding influence beyond Iraq and Syria.
The Italian Coast Guard has rescued a freighter packed with refugees. Smugglers had pointed the vessel at the coast and abandoned ship, the third such incident in two weeks. But locals on shore have responded, even halting New Year's Eve celebrations to help out the freezing and panicked asylum seekers.
Who do you root for in the upcoming World Cup? The World's soccer editor, William Troop, and Roger Bennett of the soccer podcast Men in Blazers offer suggestions on choosing a team that might be a little off the beaten path.
Paul Lang lives in New York City, but his first love is Italy. He spends most of him time meeting Italian wine makers and exploring their creations. It's the stories he collects about them that help make the wines special for his clients in the United States.
If the mere mention of the word bagpipe causes your mind to wander off to the windswept Scottish Highlands, hang on! There's a group of passionate bagpipe campaigners on a quest to show there's more to the pipes than playing on the heath in a kilt.