Refugees are pouring out of Syria, as well as east Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan, overwhelming countries on the front line of this migration. Now US officials are saying they'll welcome 50 percent more refugees, but it's still just a drop in the bucket.
On the 91st birthday of the ailing ex-president, his generosity and inspiration is recalled by a man who had to pay his own way through high school, then joined the Carter presidential campaign and rode that train all the way to the White House, no college degree required.
Nicaraguan lawmakers passed Law 779 three years ago to protect victims of domestic violence — to international praise. But women say the law since has been watered down, and special courts don't have the resources to investigate complaints. Advocates fear women who seek justice could end up worse off, but they vow to fight for the law's original intent.
Pakistani comedian Danish Ali wants to thank everyone for making it finally OK for Muslims to take their clocks with them wherever they go. His video riffing on the reaction to 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed's arrest in Texas has reached about a half-million people and Ali hopes it will poke and prod the conversation about identity forward.
Earlier this summer, Syrians were the majority of people risking the journey to Europe, but now the makeup of the inflatable boats reaching the shores of the Lesbos has changed: Iraqis, Iranians and Bangladeshis are arriving in greater and greater numbers.
The world may be experiencing one of the worst refugee crises of modern times, as millions flee war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa for safety and a new life in Europe. But the refugees could actually be a benefit, rather than a burden, for Europe.