Manchester airport in England spent more than $1.5 million on six sniffer dogs for use with incoming passengers. They were trained to detect heroin and cocaine, but they ended up finding cheese and sausages instead.
After the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, which allowed the capture and return of slaves from states and territories in the US even where slavery was outlawed, Tubman began bringing slaves to Canada. On many occasions, Tubman brought runaway slaves to a church called Salem Chapel in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Failing to understand the interests of 55 million Latinos has been one of the greatest political failures of our time, writes Roberto Lovato. Latinos, he says, want to be heard on more than just immigration issues.
The 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster caused the permanent evacuation of 350,000 people. But a handful returned to the contaminated land near the plant, and 30 years later a few remain, outliving many of their neighbors who stayed away. A new film explores the power of home for "The Babushkas of Chernobyl."
The Panama Papers have been making headlines around the world, except in China. Censors have been working double time to erase any mention of the leaked papers or the connections to Chinese President Xi Jinping's family members.
The world lost a music icon on Thursday with the news that legendary singer Prince died. The 57-year-old was found unresponsive at his studios in Minnesota. Grieving fans around the world visited makeshift memorials and city officials draped buildings in purple light.
It's been a year since the earthquake in Nepal. The devastating quake hit on April 25, 2015, killing almost 9,000 people and leaving many thousands homeless. Photographer Sonia Narang visited with several people who lost their homes, livelihoods or access to basic needs in the disaster.
In the fictional film "Radio Dreams," members of a rock band from Afghanistan want to jam with Metallica. The group, Kabul Dreams, is now based in San Francisco and is trying to find an audience in the US.
Back in 2004 a suicide attack in Iraqi Kurdistan took away Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman's father and older brother. It was a painful and grim reminder of the challenges the region faced. But it was also a moment that pushed her to become a voice for her homeland.
Malik Jalal believes he is on a US kill list. A Pakistani living in northern Waziristan, Jalal has survived four drone attacks that killed some of his close relatives. Now he wants the US government to hear him out.