It's been 100 days since the militant group Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian school girls. Since the abductions, at least 11 of the girls' parents have died. President Goodluck Jonathan met today with some of the surviving parents,as Nigerian journalist Chude Jideonwo explains
Israeli military officers have said they're surprised by how well Hamas is fighting against Israeli soldiers. That's because of a years-long effort by Hamas to boost their defenses and train their fighters for new kinds of battles.
Senior Ukrainian separatist leader Aleksander Borodai may have handed over the black boxes from Malaysia Airlines flight 17 to Malaysian experts, but the crash site itself is still open and unsecured. And fighting continues in the distance.
For nearly two decades, the BBC Somali service has aired a straightforward but unusual program. It's little more than a list of names being read over the air, but it's become a success in helping reunite families scattered by Somalia's civil war.
Instead of trained forensic investigators, the people combing through the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 so far have been miners. The BBC's Natalia Antelava describes the scene and explains why it should have been treated like a crime scene.
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Egypt to help broker a ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. But so far there's no sign that a settlement is any closer to happening — and bombs and rockets continue to fly.
If you spot what appears to be a particularly intense volleyball match in your local Chinatown, you might do a quick head count. It may be a game of nine-man, a sport with roots in China and old, exclusionary US immigration laws.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants civil servants to communicate in Hindi. But when Indian-American writer Deepak Singh went home to India this summer, it seemed like everyone there wanted to speak English.