Egypt is striking back against ISIS for the brutal killing of 21 Egyptian Christians. Airstrikes have targeted ISIS camps and other facilities in Libya, where the Egyptian Christians were beheaded. This latest brutality shows ISIS' expanding influence beyond Iraq and Syria.
Members of the Chinese middle class, 300 million strong, are increasingly looking outside their nation's borders when thinking about vacation. And when they travel, they spend big, making them a prime topic for businesses across the world -- including in Massachusetts.
Valeria Fernandez is an Arizona-based reporter who covers immigration along the US-Mexico border. Last week, she interrupted her vacation to go to the Italian island of Lampedusa, where hundreds of African migrants drowned in a shipwreck.
Bangladesh's national soccer team isn't competing in the World Cup this year, so fans there are flying the colors of Argentina or Brazil — and that has put them afoul of the authorities. The artist behind "Calvin and Hobbes" returns, briefly. And Apple awaits a tax bill, in today's Global Scan.
Despite the clear and growing dangers of crossing the Mediterranean Sea in search of refuge in Europe, the stream of migrants is only getting bigger. The people making the journey say it's better to take a deadly chance than die slowly in civil wars or along the dangerous routes away from home.