Corruption, grade buying and fraudulent degrees are rampant in Iraq today, posing a serious threat to the country's development.
The first Israeli cookbook devoted entirely to pork was recently published in Israel, and was met by a surprisingly muted reaction.
Enterprise Zimbabwe, a nonprofit set up in part by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group, aims to help Zimbabwe out of its economic crisis.
Many newcomers to the United Nations have to attend language classes that teach them both what to say, and what not to say.
A new, $250,000 ad campaign is trying to raise trust between the Israelis and the Palestinians. It's also fodder for ridicule.
The Cuban government recently announced that it's laying off 500,000 state workers. A Cuba scholar helps people figure out what it means.
The governor of Ohio has banned foreign outsourcing to countries like India in a wave of protectionism in the economic crisis.
The United States has collected a massive amount of biometric data on Iraqis during the Iraq war. Some say that data is dangerous.
Funerals are meant to be solemn affairs, according to the Catholic Church in Australia, and only religious music is allowed.
A new project could bring better sight to remote areas of the world using smartphones.

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