Spartan Arinze is pursuing the American dream, in China. He's created a social network for Nigerians and Nigerians living in China called Gbooza! It's part Facebook, part Huffington Post and completely devoted to Nigerians. It's not a run-away success yet, but Arinze is confident.
Bill and Fred Engst were born in China to American parents who wanted to be part of the Communisty revolution. The two now live apart, one in the U.S. and one in China, but carry many of those Communist ideals with them. It gives them an interesting lens on changes in the world.
The average annual temperature has risen more in Mongolia than any other place on earth almost, about 4 degrees. The rain patterns have changed. In fact, some 60 to 70 percent of the country is at risk of desertification. If that happens, the country's nomadic herders will have to give up their herds and their traditional way of life.
While Americans were celebrating their mothers and grandmothers and other important women this weekend, South Koreans were celebrating single mothers. It's a big deal in a country where single mothers are encouraged to abort their babies or put them up for adoption, for fear of shaming their families.
Chen Guangcheng continues to recover form injuries sustained while fleeing extralegal house arrest at a Beijing hospital. One day soon, he's expected to get the necessary paperwork to being studying law at New York University. But until then, he waits.
A prominent Japanese seismologist rattled some nerves when he declared there was a 70 percent chance of a major earthquake in or around Tokyo -- in the next four years. Government scientists had proclaimed a similar risk, but over a longer timeframe, 30 years.
Negotiations brought a satisfactory conclusion to human rights activist Chen Guangcheng's stay at the U.S. Embassy in China. Chen campaigned on behalf of women forcibly sterilized in China.
President Barack Obama will make an address on Afghanistan and other national security matters Tuesday night his office announced this afternoon. The 10-minute address will be his first since his national address as Congress grappled with increasing the nation's debt ceiling last summer.
Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng escaped house arrest and is believed to be in United States hands in Beijing. Representatives from the U.S. have reportedly been meeting with Chinese officials to discuss the situation. Some believe the incident may lead to a diplomatic crisis.
The British Indian Army invaded Afghanistan twice. Neither ended exactly smoothly, but the first invasion ended in disaster with the British Army retreating but being slaughtered on its way out of Kabul. A new book examines that history and some of the similarities between that invasion and the current U.S.-led effort.