Toribío, a small town in Colombia, has been hard hit by that nation's violence, typically fueled by drugs. But in October, the community decided to paint the town — literally.
In a society where women are covered, even small, private acts that express femininity, like girls dancing fully-clothed in the rain, can be seen as sexual. Cell or home videos are being exploited on YouTube as "porn."
Two storms battered the poor southern Mexican state of Guerrero last month. And then the communities were left to fend for themselves for days, according to a Mexican human rights organization.
The face of Myanmar has changed over the past 25 years as the country has transitioned from authoritarian rule to limited democracy.
Chinglish is a problem on signs in China — and no one's quite sure how to go about fixing it. The city of Shenzen, though, has a scheme to get the people making fun of the bad translations to help fix them.
In Russia, women are using hunger strikes to draw attention to what they perceive as injustice. But only one hunger strike, by a member of the band Pussy Riot, is really drawing attention.
A very public kiss at an evangelical rally north of São Paulo leads to arrest and a gay rights debate in Brazil.