In northeast Nigeria, Boko Haram is hiding in plain sight, so thousands of citizens there have formed their own vigilante group for protection. The idea is to do what the Nigerian military can't seem to do: root out the extremists
Male members of a small, mouse-like species in Papua New Guinea that care barely stand to come into contact with female members of their species, according to new research. Meanwhile, old episodes of Doctor Who, the pop-hit TV show, have resurfaced. Today's Global Scan.
In Teju Cole's book about his hometown of Lagos, Nigeria — "Every Day is for the Thief" — a culture of corruption creates a society of "barely containable hysteria" and a sort of constant post-traumatic stress.
Have you ever wanted to go to China, by train? Obviously that's not at all possible today, but what if you could in the future? And take the trip in two days — about the time it takes Amtrak to go from Chicago to Los Angeles. That story tops today's Global Scan.
The legalization of gay marriage in the US has sparked increased homophobia in Nigeria. Now fear is growing that Obama may bring up the issue during the Nigerian president's trip to the White House later this month.