There's giant, silvery, sea-monster like fish turning up on California beaches, and no one knows why. Meanwhile chocolate prices seem set to rise and China's pollution causes one city, Harbin, to close schools.
Philemon Semere has a harrowing story to tell. For seven months, the Eritrean refugee was held captive in the middle of the Sinai desert for a huge ransom. He managed to be set free last year after his family paid some of the $25,000 his captors demanded. Now, an American woman is offering him a place to stay and work — on her remote ranch in California.
Coptic Christians are a minority in their ancient home of Egypt — and they're an even bigger minority when they come to the US. So a church in Hayward, California has become a haven for preserving their culture, and ancient language, in a new home.
"The handwriting is already up and down the wall that we'll never have the labor force that we had before," says one farm owner from a part of California where some farms are using robots to help work the crops.
There was a demonstration today outside the corporate headquarters of Chevron; the oil company is under pressure from human rights activists who want the company to stop its business activities in Myanmar, Nigeria and Ecuador