Few Muslims who go to Mecca each year for The Hajj do so on two feet. And of the few who do, virtually none do so from their homes in Europe. But Senad Hadzic is trying to do just that — walking from Bosnia to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Israel last week launched an attack in Gaza to kill the leaders of some of the local rebel cells. In retaliation, Gaza-based terrorists have launched a series of attacks on Israel. But Monday evening, Egyptian diplomats said they'd reached a cease fire deal to be implemented over night.
In Japan, there's a massive effort under way to figure out how to clean up the contamination from the radiation release at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Some wonder if it can even be done.
In Greece, the economic downturn and debt crisis has forced an increasingly large number of people out on the street. The government shelters can't do enough, so it's left up to private groups. And they're struggling to meet the burden.
Burma, officially known as Myanmar, is in the throes of political reforms. Protesters have been released from prison and notions once unbelievable are now common. And that's meant a growing movement to teach citizens English.
In Russia's largest cities, government employees are given sirens and blue lights that give them the right to disobey traffic signals and barrel through traffic. But a small and growing protest movement is challenging them and their special privilege.
Dimitrios Georgas' winery is an oasis of economic security in Greece. He makes just 50,000 bottles of wine each year, sells direct to consumers whenever possible and lives a simple life.
This article was edited to reflect new information about Mike Daisey, the critic who star in The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.
In small cities in Japan's tsunami zone, the rebuilding process is going slowly. Though some cities are trying to use the destruction as a chance to build better communities, they're running into problems of finding funding.
Russia makes a big deal out of International Women's Day. Women are celebrated, getting flowers and gifts. It's described as a combination of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day — all rolled into one.

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