A Syrian-American from New Jersey picked up and moved to Damascus to help defend the government of President Bashar al-Assad. The World's Carol Hills speaks with The New York Times Reporter Anne Barnard about the expat's return.
Some 20 children and six adults were killed when an armed man stormed into a school in Newtown, Conn., and opened fire. The gunman himself died, though the circumstances around his death remain undetermined. Another adult was also killed in a related crime at a separate location.
Immigration will be a major point of discussion for the new Congress. Correspondent Deepa Fernandes looks at how the African nation of Liberia has been treating, and often imprisoning, some people deported from the US.
A North Vietnamese businessman who last year bought the tiny town of Buford, Wyoming, has launched his international coffee business there. Pham Dinh Nguyen is hoping traditional Vietnamese style coffee will catch on.
President Obama is falling short on his pledge to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of September. But some Syrians have already been granted visas and are living here, not as refugees, but as visiting professors.
The Philippines is home to many call centers servicing American clients. And that means operating by an American schedule: American time, American holidays, even American culture. For the Filipinos staffing these centers, that means embracing this opposite culture.