In Imbaba, an area of Cairo where more than a million people live in denser conditions than Manhattan, N.Y., poverty takes on new meaning. The buildings are on top of each other and services are non-existant. But after the Arab Spring protests, that's all changing.
Scotland and England have been united under one government for more than three centuries. But there's a movement afoot among Scottish leaders to have a referendum on whether Scotland should be separated from England.
Among the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, there is concern that cell phones with certain features could lead to immodesty among its community members. In an effort to combat that, but make cell phones available still, the community's rabbis have decided to review and kosher certify certain phones with limited features.
A law passed by the Israeli legislature recently barred Palestinians who marry Israeli citizens from receiving their own Israeli citizenship. That means they can be forced to leave at any time, and cannot drive or work. Now Lana Khatib and her family are at risk.
A new bill in France makes it a crime to deny genocide in France. The Turkish government is outraged because the law also makes it a crime to deny that the Ottoman Turks massacred millions of Armenians during World War I.
The book Funny in Farsi first went on sale in Iran in 2005, but it wasn't until this month that Iranian officia went after the person who translated the book from English into Persian. Soleimani Nia was arrested two weeks ago after being questioned in November.
In Hungary, people are wild over soda water. They mix it with wine to make fröccs sometimes, but they most often use it to wash down some of the nation's flavorful, rich foods.
Growing asparagus has taken many in Peru from poverty to profitability. No, they're not rich, but lives have gotten much better. But there's a big downside. The country's agricultural heartland is going dry, as its aquifer runs low.
Mitchell Bank open more than 100 years ago, to serve the Polish and German immigrants on Milwaukee's south side. Over time, though, the Poles and Germans moved out and the bank stayed — to serve the area's new Latino population. And the bank has thrived.
The Flor de Caña distillery nearly went under during the Sandinista revolution — but with that episode past, the rum maker is growing and expanding.

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