The political narrative in Washington these days has been who's to blame for the crush of migrants crossing the border to the US. But a reporter who went to Central America says it has very little to do with US policies, and much more to do with crime and realities in those countries.
Clashes broke out in Jerusalem on Wednesday after the murder of a Palestinian teenagers. His death came shortly after the bodies of three missing Israeli teens were found near Hebron this week, and the killings have ratcheted up tensions in Israel and Palestine to new heights.
Like many doctors around the world, Turkish doctors at public health facilities face often-staggering workloads. But unlike in other places, Turkish doctors now face a stunning amount of violence from disgruntled patients and their relatives.
Despite what grammar sticklers think, there was never a golden age of pure English: the language has always been an unruly mishmash of other languages. Just consult the Venerable Bede, a 7th century monk who documented the beginnings of English.
Bigfoot enthusiasts sent suspected hair samples of the creature to Oxford University for DNA testing, along with alleged hair samples in museums. The results turned up a huge range of animals — from bears to wolves — but no Yetis.
The World Health Organization has issued some strong advice as part of its global campaign to prevent HIV and AIDS. WHO wants sexually active gay men to take antiretrovirals! Even those who are not HIV-positive should know about the preventive treatment, known as PreEP or "pre exposure prophylaxis."
Germany has loudly protested US spying on its government — and now some politicians are ready to take action. But not with the high-tech solution you might expect. Meanwhile, a Danish funeral director is putting coffins on bikes — and a RAF fighter jet is up for auction. That and more in today's Global Scan.
In 1949, Mao outlawed golf in communist China, declaring it the sport of millionaires. But these days, the sport is on the rise. Dan Washburn spent more than a decade living and working in China and his new book, "The Forbidden Game," uses golf as a prism to view modern China.
If you've ever found some Lego figures and accessories, from dragons to swords to diving masks and more, on an Atlantic beach, there's a chance a child left them ... or they might have come from a storm 17 years ago. A woman in England told us the story of the Legos lost at sea.
The situation in Gaza is open-ended, with only the Israelis knowing when they will have achieved their objectives and end their ground invasion. But, regardless, the current situation presents the best opportunity in years for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to assert himself.
There might be no Fourth of July holiday without the French. Their help was vital to the winning of the War for Independence, and the survival of the early republic. The tragic story of one French aristocrat illustrates that relationship. And it’s not Lafayette!
Congress is re-opening a chapter of the Vietnam War and a heated debate. Back in the summer of 1969 during the war, a US Navy destroyer cruising the South China Sea collided with an Australian aircraft carrier.The USS Frank E. Evans was cut in half, killing 74 US sailors. None of their names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
The Brazilian city of Fortaleza is building the largest aquarium in South America, and much of the funding is coming from the US. It's all designed to boost the city's tourism economy, but can a massive new aquarium deliver benefits to Fortalezans?
X-Files star David Duchovny, an American with a Russian-sounding last name, has unwittingly waded into the frosty world of US-Russia relations. And it all has to do with an unfortunately timed beer ad.