When Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are trying to up their appeal to Latino voters, they'll often try on a few words of Spanish. But, perhaps too often, those words don't come out the same way they sound in the candidates' head. And that can be a problem.
In Myanmar, the only time the country's gay community can find acceptance is during the annual Taung Byone festival. At other times of year they're forced to the edges of society, but during Taung Byone they are the gatekeepers to the spirit world.
Farmers in Sri Lanka are dying. Not because the work is hard, though it is. And not because the cities are pulling people in, with promises of an easier standard of living, though they are. No, farmers in Sri Lanka are dying from Chronic Kidney Disease, and while scientists have linked the explosion in cases to use of agricultural chemicals, but so far nothing is being done.
British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is preparing an assault on Antarctica. He'll attempt to be the first person to successfully march across Antarctica on foot in the middle of winter. No person has gone more than 60 miles inland in winter.
Billionaire American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has a plan to jumpstart Spain's slow economy: Vegas. No, he's not taking the national fortune to the craps table -- he wants to build a Vegas-style resort in Madrid. He says it will draw 10 million people per year.
Prague is a major tourist draw in Europe's Czech Republic. But, like much of Europe, the city and country have its share of economic problems, which are contributing to a rise in homelessness. But one tourism company is harnessing that and hiring the homeless as tour guides. And they have a distinctly different point of view.
Scientists are always discovering new species, but usually they're insects, or maybe a bird. Rarely are they a mammal. But that's exactly what they discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo recently: A new species of monkey, the Lesula.
Latino activists are working hard to get Hispanics registered to vote in time for the November elections. According to figures, that community breaks overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama, but in the last election they didn't turn out in great numbers to vote in the last election. Will that change?
Turkey is hosting tens of thousands of refugees, fleeing the months-long civil war in Syria. But as the conflict wears on, tensions between the Syrian people and their Turkish hosts are rising.
Osama bin Laden's influence on the hearts and minds of Arabs and Muslims had started to wane in recent years. But after 2011, when he was killed in a Pakistan raid by U.S. forces, he re-entered the thoughts -- and culture -- once more.

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