Many of the Central African Republic's Muslims have either fled to neighboring countries or been the victims of ethnic cleansing by extremist Christian militias. But a Catholic priest is protecting about a thousand Muslims at his church, with peacekeepers at the gate and militiamen just beyond.
It took two years to find the flight data and cockpit voice recorders for an Air France jet that disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean in 2009. In that tragedy, the crash site was found within two days of the accident. With Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the search may be much harder.
Historian Margaret MacMillan sees parallels between the lead-up to World War I and today's instability in the face of rising Russian nationalism. She says the West failed to appreciate Russia's feeling of humiliation after the Cold War. She warns against dangerous miscalculations and for a strong response to Putin.
McDonald's has spread its restaurants around the world to more than 100 countries, including Russia and Ukraine. But the dispute between the two countries has put the chain's Crimean outlets out of business. That and more in today's Global Scan.
In the digital age, the market for mail-order brides is alive and well, but it's moved upmarket. Now re-branded as "international romance," there's still few examples of the romance really working out.
Around the world Monday night, thousands of Jewish families gathered around tables to mark Passover with the Seder. Dan Pashman was among them, but his Seder table had a little twist — Passover sangria.
When Afghanistan holds elections on April 5, young voters could make all the difference. So this year, instead of an arts festival, the government created a music competition around the elections. The requirement? You had to write songs with lyrics about voting. And what came back was often rap.
New information, connected to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, suggests the NSA operates a previously-secret surveillance program with the capacity to record 100 percent of voice communications in a country.
Early Thursday morning in Australia, officials revealed what was said to be the first good lead in recent days around missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But a day full of searching ended without a breakthrough, yet.
In 2010, the US government was looking at how a social media app might "renegotiate the balance of power between the state and society." The Associated Press reports that USAID, the US Agency for International Development secretly designed a mobile phone messaging app for Cuba that would do just that.
The United States has long made deals with foreign leaders out of expediency — and not shared values. But some of its allies in Africa are drawing increasing questions about what sort of governments the US is supporting. Meanwhile, British researchers are putting mummies through a CT scanner, and making surprising discoveries. That and more in today's Global Scan.
Brazil has a problem with mosquitoes, and the dengue fever they carry. In an effort to get a handle on the vectors, scientists are releasing swarms of genetically modifies mosquitoes they hope will get the population under control in time for the World Cup.