Iran has been strained under sanctions for years, and the nation's young people have struggled to find jobs. They also want simple things, like the ability to access the Internet. Finally, they look set to get some of what they want.
Nepal is still struggling to cope with two devastating earthquakes and ongoing aftershocks. Thousands of people are living in tents, and the task of rebuilding housing for them before the monsoon rains begin is daunting.
An appeals court ruling this week will further delay deportation protections for undocumented immigrants in the US. But this setback doesn't really point to whether the Obama administration will ultimately prevail.
The UN, along with many humanitarian assistance agencies, have been helping Nepal in the aftermath of major earthquakes. But aid workers warn that people there need more help before the monsoon season arrives.
No other country in the world has had a popular vote to allow same-sex couples to marry — and that's just fine with some LGBT activists. They say minority rights aren't a question for popular votes, and they're afraid of rejection, even in Ireland.
They came from Cairo, from Thailand. Aboard boats, planes. Back to a land where many felt spurned, unwelcomed not that long ago. They voted in Ireland's referendum on gay marriage, and created hashtags that trended worldwide.