About a quarter of all people worldwide live without electricity. For them, evenings and nights are spent by candlelight or kerosene lamp. But a group of scientists in Sri Lanka say they have found a creative way to bring simple electric lighting to rural households.
Sri Lanka has captured attention recently for a deteriorating situation around human rights. International Crisis Group researcher Alan Keenan explains why the Human Rights Council review is so important, and why the world should care.
Showing affection in public is frowned upon in Sri Lanka. So the government has come up with an idea; creating a sheltered Lovers' Park so that those who want to cuddle, can- away from disapproving stares. The BBC's Charles Haviland has more from Colombo.
Lebanon, like many of Syria's neighbors, is groaning under the weight of refugees as that country's civil war continues with no end in sight. In Lebanon, officials recently imposed a curfew on foreign laborers in an effort to restrict Syrian refugees.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the widow of a Sri Lankan newspaper editor who wrote a piece predicting his own death. Sonali Wickrematunge published her husband's last editorial just days after he was assassinated on his way to work.