As the Sydney hostage crisis unfolded, some Australians feared their Muslim neighbors would be targeted for harassment and abuse. So, starting with Melbourne's Tessa Kum, they volunteered to ride the trains and buses alongside Muslims, using a hashtag that exploded in a matter of hours.
The Stroke a Chord choir in Melbourne, Australia, is made of people who have lost their abilities to speak normally because of strokes. But thanks to a quirk of the brain, they're still able to express themselves in song.
Rumors are flying that a new toad that has shown up in a part of Madagascar can kill people and even cows. It's not true, but the imported amphibians could mean big trouble for what's left of the island's unique plants and animals.
Rumors of possible Russian intervention abound as protests in the Ukraine escalate. And even the Pope's weekend prayer for peace in the country ended in an ominous sign. Working-class stiffs in the Republic of Congo show that style isn't exclusive to the rich. And a New Zealand doc doesn't let a shark attack ruin his day, in today's Global Scan.
Americans aren't the only ones who love the Netflix series 'House of Cards.' Data show that China is downloading the show more than any other country — but do viewers know it's just a show and not actually how the US government operates?
Floods, wildfires, droughts and heat waves have struck Australia in recent years, leaving survivors traumatized. With more extreme weather predicted as the earth warms up, mental health experts are seeking ways to prepare the public emotionally.
Australian academic Susan Carland was tired of all the hate she receives online so she decided to donate $1 every time someone sends her a hate tweet. For Carland, it's about changing the toxicity to positivity.