Since Chinese immigrants first started coming to the United States in the mid 1800s, many have congregated, at least initially, in Chinatowns. But as immigration slows, and China's economy roars, that flow of immigrants is drying up. And that's meant Chinatowns across the country are facing changes.
Catastrophic global warming can be staved off if humans can keep the climate from warming more than two degrees Celsius, and emit less than 565 Gigatons of carbon dioxide, some scientists believe. But environmentalist Bill McKibben says that's not enough.
Honduras' political leaders are hoping to jumpstart the country's flagging economy by separating one of the country's cities. A new law would allow the government to designate a city as a "charter city" subject to different laws and regulations and perhaps under some foreign supervision.
Central Asia has long been the focus of tense geopolitical battles between world powers. The latest one started more than a decade ago, when the United States turned the region into a primary staging ground for its war in Afghanistan. A three-way struggle has since emerged between the U.S., China and Russia.
Haiti was ravaged by an earthquake two years ago. In that time, much hasn't been done. Much destruction still remains. But, in some places, hope springs eternal. And on one soccer pitch, it's actually taken root.
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault confirmed that France will legalize marriage and adoption for gay couples by 2013, following through on an election promise made by President Francois Hollande.
In an effort to keep young, highly educated people in their communities, rural areas and small cities are turning to incentives to tip the balance in their favor. Now, communities in Kansas, New York and other places across the country are offering, for example, to pay off student loans for people who put down roots in these less popular places.
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.
Istanbul is trying to show that it's becoming a more modern society and as part of that, some officials have decided they need to curtail certain practices. Among them is a ban on shouting in Istanbul's famous open-air market.
Portugal's former colony, Brazil has a booming, growing economy. By comparison, Portugal's economy is moribund. As the highly educated younger generations struggle to find work, many are leaving and heading to Brazil. In Brazil, the need to prepare for upcoming international events and the growing economy provide many opportunities.