Full story - August 24, 2015
A view of the construction site of the Panama Canal Expansion project in January 2014.
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.
Full story - August 18, 2015
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.
Full story - August 10, 2015
Aboubacar Doumbia, a mailman in Bamako, Mali.
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.
Full story - July 20, 2015
Chief of Mission at the US Interests Section in Havana Jeffrey DeLaurentis (L) shakes hands with Cuba's interim Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina in Havana July 1, 2015.
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.
Full story - July 17, 2015
Ani Zonneveld
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.
Full story - July 06, 2015
Pastor Nadia Bolz Weber.
"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.
Full story - October 06, 2013
US special forces have carried out two separate raids in Africa targeting senior Islamist militants, American officials say.

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