North Korea is one of the most repressive countries on earth, with almost no freedom of religion. But Christian missionaries, it turns out, have a long history with the country. And a number of them are even allowed to operate there today.
After serving in the military as a man for nearly two decades, Caroline Paige became the Royal Air Force's first openly transgender officer in 1998. She says her colleagues have accepted her like any other officer, and she wants to help lift bans on transgender people serving in places like the United States.
"Eat your cauliflower!" It's a phrase that might bring back horrific memories from childhood. But in the hands of London-based British-Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi, the humble cauliflower can be transformed into appetizer, side dish, main dish — and even dessert.
Catholic bishops meeting at the Vatican have suggested the church "welcome home" gays and lesbians. While the church leaders are not supporting same-sex marriages, the synod is striking a historically open note on gays, divorce and other culture-war issues.
If you've ever wanted Vladimir Putin propaganda plastered across your chest as you walk the streets of New York, here's your chance. A pop-up store recently opened in the city, selling shirts showing the Russian president as Superman and other heroes.
For people with celiac disease, a gluten-free diet isn't just a lifestyle — it’s the only cure. But what if gluten could be disarmed, making it safe for celiac patients to enjoy bread, pasta and pizza? A scientist in Italy claims to have done just that.
Eid al-Adha is a big occasion for Muslims around the globe. But for any part of the Muslim world that's staring down the barrel of Ebola right now — like Guinea, the country where the current outbreak began — the parties are muted.
Several of the most well-known leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy campaign are also devout Christians. The same goes for many of the protesters in the streets, who can be seen at protests praying and singing religious hymns. But the Christian faithful are divided over the issues at stake.
In New Hampshire, it wasn't always this easy to get mangosteens and other produce from Asia and Africa. But with immigrant communities growing in the area, some locals are finding ways to get familiar foods from back home onto the plates of Nepalese, Bhutanese and other immigrants here in the US..
The Durga festival is one of the biggest celebrations in the state of Bengal in India. For five days, people worship the goddess of strength and courage who slayed a demon who was going around killing everybody. It's equivalent to Christmas for us Bengalis.
In 1950, singles were just 22 percent of the adult population. Now, they've taken over. More than half of American adults are single, and that may have some surprising benefits — from the way people join civic groups and socialize to how they take part in the lives of their hometowns.
In France, government-funded agencies help people save their loved ones from so-called cults. But that list includes groups like the Jehovah's Witnesses and, not too long ago, Baptists. Some of them are now fighting back in courts.
Nicole Ponseca, founder of Maharlika and Jeepney in the East Village, wants Filipino food to stand on its own two feet in the American market. Unlike what some of her contemporaries have said, she thinks America is ready for offals.
Muslims are required to pray five times a day — at specific times, no matter what they're doing. For New York City's Muslim cab drivers, roughly half of the 40,000 people driving cabs, that means stopping their cabs wherever they are to pray.
The US citizenship has an amazingly high pass rate — but it also has a number of critics. They argue the questions, frankly, are bad. And the test doesn't encourage immigrants to become better citizens, but rather to memorize facts they can write on the test.
Some Muslims have had enough of being told they should apologize for violent Islamic extremists. After President Obama brought the subject up at the UN, many Muslims took to Twitter to sarcastically say "sorry" for everything from algebra to coffee to colorful hijabs.
The holy month of Ramadan comes to an end this weekend. It's celebrated by Muslims all over the world, including in a community in Cape Town, South Africa. Reporter Sonia Narang went to visit a family there preparing for the Ramadan break-fast.
Yulia Simonova is a 30-year-old disability advocate in Russia. She's used a wheelchair since she was 10 years old. She says she sees a lot of changes in Russia since then. For one thing, people with disabilities are more visible.
Shireen Ahmed is a Muslim soccer player and coach living in Toronto, Canada. She was born to Pakistani parents and soccer was always a major part of her life. Following her passion, though, became a challenge when she decided to cover her hair.
Danes are caught up in a fierce debate about the expression of Islamic values in Danish society, as Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with Toger Seidenfaden the editor in chief of the Danish daily "Politiken".
Reporter Irris Makler reports on Jerusalem's Ramadan cannon. The sound of the cannon signals the end of fasting each day during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. The same family in Jerusalem has been firing the Ramadan cannon for generations.