Pope Francis called a meeting at the Vatican to discuss climate change, environmental degradation and human trafficking. But the meeting is taking place while Rome is filled with trash because of a trash collectors' strike.
Donald Trump and Bobby Jindal appear to be running away from their parents' immigrant roots. However, Marco Rubio's mom once told him: "They’re human beings just like us, and they came for the same reasons we came."
As the United States geared up to fight World War II, it forced many Japanese Americans into internment camps. But some of those Japanese Americans decided they'd rather fight to defend the United States, despite being treated like supporters of the enemy.
There's a historical band that used to travel Italy "healing" people who had been bitten by spiders. While spider bites get more modern treatment now, a new band has taken up their style, and even adopted one of their song names, to help people heal from the wounds of the financial recession.
Arturo the polar bear is one depressed bear. He lives in a climate that's too warm, in a space that's too small and he's going stir crazy. Now, people are rallying to help him get to a healthier home. Meanwhile, the US is spending a million dollars on ads to convince Central Americans not to leave home for the US. That and more in today's Global Scan.
Russia is proud of being out in front of other countries. But on one measure, it might not be quite so proud. It has more police per citizen than any other country tracked by the UN. Meanwhile, the Loch Ness monster is back in the news after 18 months without a peep. And a 100-year-old woman has a long-held dream come true and it gives her shivers. All that and more in today's Global Scan.
On Friday, Pope Francis released Amoris Laetitia, a 256-page apostolic exhortation in which he writes about the matters of the family covering things from divorce to gay and lesbian members of the church.