The earthquake that flattened hundreds of villages in Nepal last April took a toll on its farm animals as well as its people. Nepal-based producer Laura Spero brings us this tale of several animals — and their people — who survived the quake through the love they share with each other.
Donald Trump has laid out an immigration policy that includes a plan to end the principle that babies born in the US automatically become citizens. But what are the origins of that principle and the practicality and legality of the Republican presidential candidate's plan?
If you eat what you think of as Cuban food in the US, you might be surprised by the food available in Cuba. For example, the famous Cubano sandwich was created in Florida. But you can find unique dishes you might not find anywhere else in the world today. Food writer Steve Dolinsky is in the middle of his first trip to the island.
The 25th president of the United States lost one of his claims to fame this week. The US government officially changed the name of Mount McKinley in Alaska to Denali, one of the old Native American names for the highest peak in North America. But who was McKinley and why did he get his name on a mountain in the first place?
Three years after a coup nearly ripped Mali apart, militant groups continue to use parts of the country as their bases of operations. What little government exists is chaotic and corrupt. Public services are almost unheard of.
Several of the world's national anthems are shockingly similar to other compositions. Is this because composers pilfer other people's tunes — or does it tell us more about the difficulties of writing an original melody, asks Alex Marshall, author of a new book on the history of national anthems.
China will mark the anniversary of the end of World War II with a massive military parade through Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Thursday. But the government wants people to stay home and watch it on TV.
Chef Wareef Kassem Hamedo believes food isn’t just food, it has a soul. He dreamed of opening a restaurant in his hometown of Aleppo, Syria. As the conflict there rages on, Hamedo has finally opened his restaurant — but as a refugee in Gaza.
Researchers believe that artificial photosynthesis that sucks excess CO2 out of the air could one day help fight climate change. But capturing the gas is only half the challenge. The other half is what to do with it once you've got it. Lauren Sommer reports on a potentially breakthrough technology that uses artificial photsynthesis to turn CO2 from the air into industrial chemicals and natural gas.
Iceland's government says it's willing to accept 50 Syrian refugees during the next two years. But a Facebook event page has been created to challenge that policy and more than 10,000 Icelanders on the page have offered to take in Syrians on the run. Meanwhile, on the Greek island of Lesbos, a sharp increase in the number of refugees arriving on the island is leaving government officials and residents overwhelmed.
In India, an anti-porn crusader petitioned to make porn illegal — according to him, it's worse than Hitler, AIDS, cancer, and a nuclear holocaust. The government answered his call, blocking access to 857 porn sites, and immediately faced mockery.