We're looking for a Mexican city that has made headlines recently as one of the world's most violent: registering thousands of homicides. Yet a high school student exchange program continues there as usual, despite the dangers. Monica Ortiz Uribe reports.
Alexandra Bounxouei is a teen idol in Laos. She's young and vivacious, with a legion of fans at home and around the world. She's also a classically trained violinist. Mary Stucky has the story of the 'Lao Princess of Pop.'
The UN says 1,600 people have been killed and nearly 14 million affected in flood stricken Pakistan. The BBC launched special programming this week to assist the victims. Shafi Naqi Jamie is overseeing the project. Katy Clark talks with him.
Since the earthquake in Haiti, thousands of Haitians have arrived in the US. One grassroots organization in Brooklyn helps such students finds places at schools. The World's Alex Gallafent has this story in our series ?Learning in two languages'.
In Sliven, the gypsy capital of Bulgaria, an unusual Roma brass band hopes to give new life to traditional gypsy music. The band Karandila Junior is already winning fans around Europe. From Sliven (SLEE-ven), Matthew Brunwasser reports.