The World's Patrick Cox continues our series on global obesity with a report from Singapore. Authorities there tried to combat obesity by putting overweight kids into special clubs and forcing them to exercise and diet. It did reverse the trend, but it also made many kids in Singapore miserable.
Singaporean Leslie Chew is the cartoonist behind the provocative comic strip 'Demon-cratic Singapore'. It's based on fictional events and characters but that hasn't stopped Singapore's government from charging Chew with contempt.
Immigrants looking to start small businesses in the United States run up against a problem -- there's really no visa program that lets them do that. There's a movement, and its gaining some traction in Congress, to introduce a new visa program targeted specially at immigrant entrepreneurs.
What’s for lunch? It’s a question almost everyone asks every day, but also one that most of us don’t have to think much about. But climate change will have a big impact on what's for lunch (and dinner and breakfast) around the world.
At some level, all countries push new citizens to integrate and that's where civics and language citizenship tests come in. But when you take a longer look at how citizenship exams are developed worldwide, you realize they can have less to do with methodology than promoting a strict cultural identity.
The Philippines continues to try and put the pieces back together after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the country. Somalia says journalism should be reserved for people age 40 and over and Batman has been jailed in Singapore. Yes, really. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.