Whatever drove them to it — perhaps encroachment on their land by illegal loggers or cocaine producers — an isolated Amazon tribe has made contact with the outside world, and that carries great risk for them. In the Middle East, Israelis and Palestinians talk of the risks they live daily from renewed conflict. And British intelligence conveniently loses some potentially incriminating documents, in today's Global Scan.
When India launched its massive school lunch program, the aim was to boost school enrollment and feed some of the country's poorest children. But in some schools, it is having an added, and unexpected, benefit — reducing discrimination against those in lower castes.
First it was George Clooney. Now British comedian John Cleese is lashing out at The Daily Mail, one of Britain's most notorious gossip rags. He joins a long list of celebrities who feel victimized by the paper.
As evidence mounts that a Russian anti-aircraft missile was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the government and ordinary Russians distrust the facts and deny that Russia had any responsibility. Moscow-based reporter Natalia Antonova shared the reactions she heard, including real sadness at the tragedy, with PRI's The World.
Israeli military officers have said they're surprised by how well Hamas is fighting against Israeli soldiers. That's because of a years-long effort by Hamas to boost their defenses and train their fighters for new kinds of battles.
Gene Luen Yang is known for exploring the Boxer Rebellion in his critically acclaimed graphic novel, "Boxers and Saints." His latest project revives the Green Turtle, a little-known Asian American superhero.
Water is the most precious resource for communities around the globe. Yet, surprisingly, aid projects to drill wells in Kenya often failed because people didn't maintain the wells. Now communities are taking responsibility for cooperatively managing their water and their success is leading them to tackle other problems, like education.
When the bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers were found near Hebron last month, Israel's prime minister warned Israelis not to take the law into their own hands. But shortly after, a Palestinian teen was abducted and murdered. Now, Israeli police have six suspects in that apparent revenge killing.
Fruit is easy to eat. It often comes with its own packaging. A quick wash and you can pop it in your mouth. Not so with ice cream, or soup. But a Harvard researcher thinks he can change all that, and revolutionize food.
All of the Netherlands, it seems, is in mourning. Although its citizens are known for being well informed about global events, Dutch journalist Margo Smit says many residents of Holland will now be following events in Ukraine much more closely.
As ISIS takes over Mosul, Iraqi Christian refugees and immigrants in California are pushing for those still in Iraq to be granted safe passage to the US. Many Iraqi Christians who live in the US gather in a Southern California coffee shop to talk of the decaying state of their country.