Srebrenica was the site of one of the worst atrocities of the lengthy Serbian civil war. Thousands of Bosniaks, Bosnian Muslims, were killed there. In the aftermath of the massacre, the town is largely Serbian. But a quirk of policy has allowed Bosniaks who moved out of town to continue to vote in the city's elections. But that's poised to change.
Arthur's Day, celebrated last Thursday, has been a way for Guinness to get itself back into pubs across Ireland and to get the Irish out of their homes and back into the bar.
Haiti's got a new leader who is determined to make the country more environmentally friendly. Along the way, he's trying to save one of the country's national parks. But at the same time, he's also forcing some long-time park "residents" away from the only home they know.
Ethiopia answered the call of the United Nations in the 1950s and sent three battalions to South Korea to repulse the North Korean offensive. Along the way, they distinguished themselves for their valor, but also for their tradition of bringing all of their war dead home with them — a tradition embraced by the United States soon after.
South Korea has some of the highest suicide rates in the country — and yet people still won't talk about how to get help. But the Seoul government is trying to combat the problem, by changing the atmosphere and environment on one bridge that has proven to be a regular spot of suicide attempts.
The Chinese government finally announced when its Party Congress would take place, the event where its leadership turns over and a new generation steps up. Among those competing for a top spot is Wang Yang, a top party leader in Guangdong province.
When diplomats and leaders from 193 countries converge on New York City and the United Nations, things get a bit humbled. Of course, the traffic is bad. But people get tangled up over what the United Nations should be doing. The situation in the Middle East, including the American video Innocence of Muslims, was top of mind.
South Koreans are spending money with reckless abandon, taking out loans and maxing out credit cards to pay their bills. They're doing it, usually, in hopes of improving their socioeconomic status, but economists say they may be banking on an unsteady foundation.
Peru is a dry country, dependent on glaciers for virtually all of its water supply. But as the climate changes, the glaciers are drying up and vanishing. But two Peruvian entrepreneurs have conceived homemade solutions to try and reverse the disappearance of Peru's lifeline.
The Chinese people don't know much about where their big leadership transition is supposed to happen -- but they know it's soon. Slowly, more people are calling on the government to be more transparent in its process.