More than 150,000 people arrived by boat on the Italian coast last year — many of them landing on the tiny Mediterranean island of Lampedusa. The Italian filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi has been documenting the lives of the local people on the island, as they watch what is unfolding around them.
Valeria Fernandez is an Arizona-based reporter who covers immigration along the US-Mexico border. Last week, she interrupted her vacation to go to the Italian island of Lampedusa, where hundreds of African migrants drowned in a shipwreck.
Turkey's Vakifli Koyu is the only place in Turkey with a population that is only Armenian. The population is dwindling, but tourism and innovative agriculture have the residents hoping they can hang on just a little bit longer.
The violent protests in Syria have claimed at least 5,000 lives, according to United Nations estimates. So far, efforts to end the violence have been completely unsuccessful and President Bashar al-Assad on Monday rejected a call to step down.
Amazon's Spanish affiliate was flooded with orders for sewing machines every Monday night after "The Time Between Seams" aired this fall. It's the most popular TV drama in Spanish history and stars a beautiful and daring seamstress turned spy, set during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s.
A new bill in France makes it a crime to deny genocide in France. The Turkish government is outraged because the law also makes it a crime to deny that the Ottoman Turks massacred millions of Armenians during World War I.