The largest high school in Kansas, Wichita East, has welcomed 58 new refugee students in the past year and a half. Many grew up in refugee camps and have no formal education — perhaps haven't ever learned to hold a pencil. The whole school system is learning to adapt.
This week David Franzoni, the screenwriter for "Gladiator," said in an interview that he wants to cast Leonardo DiCaprio as 13th-century Persian poet Rumi in a new biopic. The suggestion sparked the latest social media debate over "whitewashing" in Hollywood.
More than 150,000 people arrived by boat on the Italian coast last year — many of them landing on the tiny Mediterranean island of Lampedusa. The Italian filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi has been documenting the lives of the local people on the island, as they watch what is unfolding around them.
Hillary Clinton is set to be the first woman to head a major-party ticket in the United States. In Sweden, gender equality in politics isn't so novel — but there's never been a female head of state there, either.