The recent passage of a controversial law that provides free contraception has called into question the Church's social and political influence in the Philippines. It's also put the spotlight on activists who have been challenging the Church's power.
As the Republican Party prepares to nominate its first Mormon candidate for president next week, there's growing interest in Mormon practice, especially young Mormons serving missions around the world.
The population of Asian Americans grew by nearly 50 percent between 2000 and 2010. And nowhere have their numbers swelled more quickly than in Nevada. The World's Jason Margolis looks at this potential voting bloc for the November elections.
On October 11, transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude was found dead after checking into a motel with a US Marine. The handling of the case, which is being carried out by American investigators, has sparked protests and demands to change military agreements between the US and the Philippines.
Global Witness says that the number of assassinations of environmental activists has risen around the world. Journalist Fred Pearce says that drawing attention to these cases could help prevent more deaths.
The New 7 Wonders group has a new, more natural list of Wonders of the World. Visiting them will take you from South America to Africa to Asia and introduce you to some of Mother Nature's most breath-taking sites.