Some Americans blame President Obama for the flood of Central American children who have crossed into the US this year. They believe his policy sends a message of leniency that is attracting them. But a reporter who just returned from Guatemala and El Salvador says most are simply fleeing violence, and don't have any clue about US policy.
Funeral homes are offering more and more alternatives these days when it comes to burials. For example, Danish funeral director Sille Kongstad's come up with a cleaner, greener way to take a last spin through Copenhagen. It's a bicycle-powered hearse, and it is truly one sweet final ride.
Beth Macy's new book "Factory Man" tells the story of a furniture maker in Virginia who took on the Asian factories that produced inexpensive knock-offs of American furniture. In the story,we meet the people who have been hurt, and helped, by globalization.
Rui Chenggang is well known for his provocative interviews with corporate and world business leaders for CCTV — the state-run Chinese Central Television. But last week, just before going on air, he was taken away by the authorities.
In Gaza, the fighting and the civilian population are so tightly packed together that watermelon fields also serve as launching areas for rockets into Israel. And as bombs continue to fall, the streets have turned empty.
South African writer and Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer has died at her home in Johannesburg at the age of 90. The accomplished novelist was also beloved for her staunch anti-apartheid activism and mentoring of black South African writers.
Dozens of Palestinians with US passports or legal residency in the US have managed to get out of the Gaza Strip since the most recent violence began, but there are dozens more still there. And it's not clear if or when they will be able to leave.