"Africans are incredible linguists," says Lori Thicke, founder of Translators Without Borders, which enlists Africans to translate everything from medication instructions to election materials into some of Africa's 1,000+ languages.
Abdi Nor Iftin always dreamed of leaving Somalia and coming to the United States, and his dream seemed to come true when he won a spot in the Diversity Visa Program, otherwise known as the green card lottery. But it turned out to be only the first step in a difficult and dangerous process.
For years, national leaders have failed to create sustainable climate change solutions, and poorer nations and communities have borne the brunt of inaction. Now human rights issues are getting much more attention.
The World's Andrea Crossan is our animal beat reporter. And she loves it. Her list of the best animal stories of 2014 includes a shaggy dog named Arthur, a sexy shark named Lydia and boozy birds ending up in the drunk tank.
When it comes to coping with climate change, crowdsourcing of small solutions around the world can be as important as big-ticket approaches. That's the philosophy behind the Climate CoLab project at MIT.
Kenyan women's rights groups took to the streets of Nairobi on Monday to demand justice for a woman who was attacked for the way she dressed. But protesters say the issue isn't just about miniskirts — it's about how Kenya treats its female citizens.