It's been a month since the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers was signed. Now, for the first time since 2009, a BBC correspondent has been allowed to spend time in the country. Kim Ghattas has been in Iran for the last week. While she was there, Ghattas sat down with Iranian Vice President Masumeh Ebtekar.
There's been a lot of water cooler discussion this week about Amazon and The New York Times' investigative piece chronicling a brutally competitive work environment at the retail giant. Amazon is based in Seattle. But it operates in 32 nations. Would those demanding conditions work in its other locations?
"It's personal," they say — an effort to combat anti-immigrant messages at home. “The more publicity there was in the media against the immigrants, the more movement there was to organize aid convoys,” says Mona Dohle.
The materials needed to make art can be expensive, too expensive for some. But one artist in South Africa has found away to combine his artistic passion and his love of recycling. Mbongeni Buthelezi collects plastic bags from the streets around his Johannesburg studio and melts them to create a unique kind of art — he calls it "plastic fantastic."
Iranian hardliners have long chanted 'death to America' at Friday prayers and government-sponsored rallies. But Iranian journalist and author Nazila Fathi says that her generation doesn't identify with the chant.
At least 50 people have been killed and hundreds injured after massive explosions Wednesday night in the Chinese port city of Tianjin. The blasts, which could be seen from space, occurred at a warehouse storing toxic chemicals. Chinese soldiers trained to handle biological and chemical disasters are now working to prevent secondary accidents.
Southeast Alaska comprises a huge portion of the US seafood industry — as much as 50 percent. So locals are extremely nervous as British Columbia expands its mining industry, on the upstream portions of those same Alaskan rivers.
The Hugo is one of the most prestigious English-language awards in science fiction — handed out to some of the biggest names in the genre. But this year's honoree is a seemingly unlikely writer — a novelist who didn't even write his book in English: Liu Cixin.
This rugged little ant is small but mighty. It prefers to scavenge for food when the sun is really bearing down, with air temperatures up to 127 degrees and sand temperatures approaching 150. In fact, it's the heat that is their best ally.