It's been 101 years since the first ship traversed the Panama Canal's 48-mile waterway. But now the canal is too small to take the world's largest container ships. A massive expansion project has been underway, but the new changes are raising safety concerns for some.
It's been a month since the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers was signed. Now, for the first time since 2009, a BBC correspondent has been allowed to spend time in the country. Kim Ghattas has been in Iran for the last week. While she was there, Ghattas sat down with Iranian Vice President Masumeh Ebtekar.
Three years after a coup nearly ripped Mali apart, militant groups continue to use parts of the country as their bases of operations. What little government exists is chaotic and corrupt. Public services are almost unheard of.
Jeffery DeLaurentis is the new "charge d'affaires" in Cuba. Few outside the diplomatic circles have ever heard his name. But in Cuba, he's well known.
Ani Zonneveld started as a Grammy award-winning songwriter. Now she spends her time challenging conservative interpretation of her Muslim faith and has become an imam that embraces gender equality, gay rights and interfaith marriage.
"I had to start a church I'd want to show up to, basically because I'd rarely gone to one I liked," says the foul-mouthed, tattooed onetime Pagan who is leading a popular Lutheran church in Colorado.
US special forces have carried out two separate raids in Africa targeting senior Islamist militants, American officials say.