In a country of 5.5 million, Finland has had just over 320 deaths from the coronavirus. So far, they’ve succeeded in containing the disease. And they’re not making a big deal about it. By some measures, this might be quintessential sisu.
"I don't think you'd find an older person in Poland who’s not going to church, but I think that younger generation is rather like me. I'm not going to church. I don't believe in God. I consider myself an atheist."
Many of Europe's churches are struggling to stay open. A new movement called "extended use" is trying to save the old buildings. The plan includes using some church buildings for circus schools and Starbucks shops.
A vast network of tunnels is being constructed beneath the Nordic countryside in Finland. It's intended to safely store nuclear waste for up to a thousand centuries. Eventually, officials say, there will be no surface trace of the tunnels below.
The Asian city-state of Singapore is known for its strict social laws, including a ban on chewing gum. It's not known for its sense of humor but as Kavita Pillay reports, Singapore's government want people there to loosen up.
Two Indian men experimented with life at the poverty line. Their blogs and media appearances seem to have spurred a movement among middle class Indians to better the lives of some 80 percent of the population.
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