Paniz Asgari grew up playing a Persian form of dodgeball among other Iranian immigrants in America. Now, she's representing the US in international competitions. And it's no longer the stuff of grade-school recess.
The United States was among the first foreign nations to move in to help the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan's devastation. The US has long had close, though not always happy, ties with the island nation.
Many a tourist to Italy has relished the country's famous pizza. But could that pizza be dangerous? An Italian TV news report says so — but the pizza industry is crying foul. That story and more in today's Global Scan.