Teklit Michael dreamed of competing in the Olympics. But the Eritrean runner had to flee his country. He's now among the estimated 20,000 African migrants living without papers in Israel. And Israel has announced plans to deport them.
But that is all set to change this weekend. When Udoka Azubuike leads his Kansas Jayhawks into the men's college basketball Final Four against Villanova in San Antonio, his mom should be cheering in the stands.
Sometimes we choose dogs — and sometimes they choose us. A scruffy, yellow Ecuadorean street dog followed a team of Swedish trekkers on a race through the Amazon. He became the star of the race and ended up becoming the trusty companion to the team's captain.
Brazilian supermodel Fernanda Lima has received a torrent of online abuse from Iranian soccer fans, following her appearance at last week's World Cup draw. Lima's dress was too revealing for Iranian TV, which interrupted the live program every time the cameras focused on the model — which was often.
The Oakland Raiders will battle the Houston Texans in Mexico City's famed Azteca Stadium. Players are warned about not going out alone. But if they do, they'll probably run into people crazy about the game.
Haruki Murakami, the perennial favorite to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, says his desire to write is all due to a double hit by an American baseball player named Dave Hilton. Really? We tracked down that player, and an expert on creativity to see if the story is truth, or fiction.