In Istanbul on Friday, refugees from Syria clamored to board buses to Bulgaria. Other migrants are heading for the Greek islands, and hope to enter the European Union by boat.
A Christian pastor's kidnapping and execution by Boko Haram in January along with a spate of reported attacks on churches in recent years in northern Nigeria have led some Christians in the country to believe they are being persecuted for their religion.
Sheikh Yasir Qadhi, a Muslim theologist in Dallas, Texas, was planning to visit Saudi Arabia. He spoke with our host, Marco Werman, about the travel ban over COVID-19 fears.
A trio of gorillas that inhabit the Werribee Open Range Zoo exhibited calm behavior while listening to Michael Bublé’s baritone voice.
The death of 33 Turkish soldiers killed in an airstrike in northern Syria has led to an escalation of violence. Turkey has indicated that it will no longer stop refugees from making their way to Europe. The first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in sub-Saharan Africa, as Europe cracks down to contain the spread and markets continue to plunge. And a court ruling could finally push the US government to expedite visas for Afghan and Iraqi translators who have risked their lives to help the US military.
Some 15,000 Afghans and Iraqis who assisted the US military are trapped in their home countries as they await promised visas. A recent court decision could force the US to process their visa applications faster.
Erjing Cui, a Seattle-based psychotherapist, volunteers for a crisis hotline called Yong Xin Kang Yi, which translates to "Use Heart to Fight the Virus."
According to a poll conducted by the Association of Mayors in France, more than half of small town mayors said they were stepping down or thinking of stepping down in 2020.