Anita Elash reports on Russell Peters, the Indian-born Canadian stand-up comic just named one of the ten highest-earning comedians in the world. His humor is not politically correct, often making fun of various ethnic groups.
More than 10,000 refugees have crossed the border from Myanmar into China amidst fighting between the Burmese military and a Chinese ethnic group. China is telling Myanmar's military government to deal with conflict. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.
Afghan journalists are up in arms after the rescue of a New York Times reporter and the death of his Afghan translator. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the head of the Afghan Independent Journalists' Association, Rahimullah Samandar, about the incident.
Ukraine became independent from the Soviet Union 18 years ago. One of the first moves Ukrainian nationalists took was to make Ukrainian the official state language. But as Brigid McCarthy reports, Russian remains the language of choice.
US veterans Ito Susumu and Erwin Blonder recall how Japanese-American soldiers rescued the 'Lost Battalion' of the Texas National Guardsman from behind German lines in the Vosges Mountains during World War II.
The Jewish community in Beirut is centuries old. But few Jewish people remain, and the main synagogue was destroyed by fighting during Lebanon's civil war. Some of the country's remaining Jewish citizens are trying to rebuild the synagogue and their community. Ben Gilbert recently paid a visit to the synagogue and sent this report.
The US and Yemen share an interest in stamping out the Yemen-based group, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which has been blamed for the attempt to blow up flight 253 to Detroit on Christmas Day. Jeb Sharp talks with the BBC's Jonathan Head.