The Roma minority face marginalization and exclusion across Europe, but activists say the situation for Slovakian Roma is among the worst. One school is taking on the task of integrating some of the once-segregated Roma children into classes.
Obama's health care turkey requires some heavy lifting this season. We look at immigrants, both those puzzling over US traditions and one just passing through from the Oort Cloud. And North Koreans may have a new export for the US, albeit an illegal one. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
Kiribati is threatened by rising sea levels. The flat, Pacific Island nation could be inundated if oceans rise, forcing most, if not all, of its 100,000 residents out of their homes. One man, anticipating that day, is looking to relocate as a refugee.
Undocumented immigrants who are gay or lesbian face coming out of the closet twice: both as gay or lesbian, and as an undocumented immigrant. For one man in California, the Supreme Court's dismissal of DOMA let him come out for the second time.
A Saudi Arabian cleric is making waves in his effort to keep women off the roads — by arguing that they'll damage their ovaries if they do. Women in the rest of the world must surely be puzzled by that argument. All that and more in today's Global Scan.
With thousands sitting behind bars in America's immigration detention centers, some immigrant advocates, including many undocumented immigrants, are reaching out, setting up formal, and informal, visitation programs.
Maladh Mohammed Ali's family moved to the United States about six months ago. Part of her family at least. One of her sons died in Iraq, where the family is from, which made the whole move possible. But the family is finding adjusting to the United States to be difficult.
As the Syrian rebels continue their battle with Syrian government forces, the Syrian people are caught in the middle. One family from Raqqa fled not because of Bashar al-Assad's army, but because of the harassment from al-Qaeda-linked militants.
Pakistan has strict social norms for dating and relationships between men and women. In order to circumvent those restrictions, some men are taking to their cell phones, sending text messages blindly to the phone numbers of women they've never met before.
A school principal in Colorado, whose 13-year-old son was sexually assaulted by three upperclassmen, says the small town they lived in did little to support his son or prevent further incidents. The case is just one in a what a recent study says is a rising number or boy-on-boy sexual hazing incidents.
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