Thousands of Iranians took to the streets on Wednesday in Tehran and Isfahan, the city that's seen at least eight acid attacks on women over the past couple of months. The attacks have left young women fearful of going out and many Iranians demanding better security.
Now that "Baby Doc" Duvalier has died in his native Haiti, there is talk of giving him a state funeral. But Boby Duval, who was imprisoned by Duvalier in the 1970s, says Baby Doc's history of embezzlement and repression should remain to teach future generations what not to do.
The Nobel Prize for Physics went to three scientists who developed blue LEDs, or light emitting diodes. That may sound a little down-to-earth, but blue LEDs basically make energy-efficient LED lights possible, and they've already delivered huge savings and environmental benefits.
There are plenty of entrepreneurs who have potentially groundbreaking — or at least profitable — ideas. But a new book says there are far fewer with the confidence to simply throw themselves into their projects, even though that may be the key to success.
Moreno Veloso's father, Caetano Veloso, is a beloved musician and political activist in his native Brazil. But Moreno is carving out a space of his own in the music world, and is now out with his first studio album in 13 years.
An improving economy and declining unemployment mean that Ireland is finding its footing again, and looking to close a controversial loophole that let huge corporations avoid taxes there. But some Irish people think all's fair in love and finance, and want the so-called 'Double Irish' to stay.
The Man Booker prize for literature in English was awarded to an Aussie author for a novel inspired by his father's experiences as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese, working on the country's World War II era ‘Railroad of Death’ in Thailand and Burma.
Ebola has wormed its way into every facet of life in Sierra Leone, from basic greetings to an overworked medical system. The story of Ebola patient Francis Samuka shows how the country is trying, and often failing, to get a grip on the crisis.
Many Africans are headed north, to the European Union, looking for better jobs and a better life. One of the easiest ways to get into the EU is without even leaving Africa. Many migrants are coming to Europe by ways of Spain's exclaves in North Africa
When Brazilian environmental activist Marina Silva unexpectedly became a presidential candidate after the death of her running mate, she soared in the polls. But after becoming a real threat to incumbent Dilma Rousseff, Silva faces growing skepticism from voters.
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol is a Turkish Cypriot and musician now living in Boston. On his most recent trip home, he saw how Arab tourists and Syrian refugees are changing his country. But his own style, Turkish Arabesque, was also one part of Turkey's changing demographic scene.
In a long career that includes dancing for Bob Fosse, choreographing for Whitney Houston and many roles in film and TV, 'Scandal' actress Khandi Alexander continues to prove herself an actress of impressive range and variety.
The Durga festival is one of the biggest celebrations in the state of Bengal in India. For five days, people worship the goddess of strength and courage who slayed a demon who was going around killing everybody. It's equivalent to Christmas for us Bengalis.
Hong Kong protests flared up over a matter of politics — whether China would allow full democracy for the city in choosing its chief executive. But the movement is also about Hong Kong's unique history and identity, and how that can survive within China's far different culture.