Many for-profit colleges have been frozen out of the federal student financial aid pipeline, because they feel to meet certain standards. But those standards don't apply through funds veterans receive under the G.I. Bill. A pair of California legislators tried to change that, but they were batted down by a powerful politician — with ties to the for-profit college industry.
While calling for an open investigation, the Kremlin has distributed varying accounts of what happened with Malaysia Airlines flight 17. Conspiracy theories and unfounded claims run rampant throughout Russia's strictly regulated media. Some argue this is an intentional move to keep Russian news consumers confused and misinformed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Israel's Arab citizens are linked to Palestinians by history and, in many cases, by family ties. That puts them in an uncomfortable place — condemning Israeli airstrikes while having to dodge rockets fired from Gaza.
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.
Adults in Switzerland could be in for a windfall, under a proposal set for a national referendum. The government would provide every adult $2,750 a month, every month, in what's known as a "basic income." One economist says it's not as whacky as it may seem to us.
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.
D-Day veterans in their 80s and 90s are back in Normandy for the 70th anniversary of their landing — for many, most probably — it will be the last major milestone anniversary of the historic invasions they'll spend there.
When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.
Along with gaining the right to vote and the responsibility of serving on a jury, some studies show new citizens make clear economic gains as well. But not everyone buys it. Naturalization rates in the US are extremely low. Of the more than 8 million people with a US green card, less than 40 percent will go on to naturalize. That's nearly a third of the naturalization rate in our neighbor to the north, Canada.
In the European Union, every language is an official language. Government officials speak in the official language of their country, and those comments are then translated into 22, soon to be 23, other languages. All of that costs $1.4 billion per year — and that total will increase when Croatian becomes an official language later this year.
Moammar Gaddafi is remembered fondly by people in Uganda, especially those who attend the huge mosque named after Gaddafi in the capital Kampala. Gaddafi paid for the mosque and many other projects in Uganda.
In the aftermath of the Libyan revolution, one thing that needs to be addressed is education. Not only are schools being purged of The Green Book, but lots of subjects need to be revamped and modernized. Don Duncan reports.
Peter Max was 3-years-old when his family fled Nazi Germany to seek refuge in China along with thousands of other Jews during WWII. Now at age 74, the American pop artist tells The World he's returned to China for the first time.
Jordan's King Abdullah has managed to mostly fend off demands for internal change inspired by popular uprisings in neighboring Arab states. But that may not work for much longer. Jordan is facing financial crisis.
Ntshepeng Motema is a South African living in New York. In this radio essay, she talks about how she's been spending a lot of time online checking for news on the health of South Africa's ailing former president, Nelson Mandela.