The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is slowing in some areas, but the crisis is far from over. And the virus' grip on the medical system in countries like Liberia means that people with other diseases or injuries often go without medical help.
Forty-three transgender people have been killed in Turkey since 2008, the highest number in Europe, according to the group Transgender Europe. But most killings of LGBT members in Turkey go unreported.
Haitians and other US-bound migrants are boarding boats from Colombia by the hundreds each day. Next stop: the Darien Gap, a jungle that's feared as much for the armed rebels and narcos as for the snakes and jaguars.
Israel has one of the lowest rates of organ donation in the developed world. But advocates hope that religious and political leaders like the late Shimon Peres can help persuade Israeli Jews to sign up.