Brazil environment: Clean-up on beaches affected by oil spill

Thousands of people work to remove oil and tar from beaches as source of spill remains unclear.

Are US billionaires really going to pay more tax?

For years, the assumption has been that most Americans are anti-tax, but are attitudes changing?

Does Zimbabwe have force labour in its diamond mines?

The US government has banned the import of rough diamonds, but Zimbabwe says the claims are unfounded.

Bolivia elections: Will Evo Morales get a fourth term in office?

After almost 14 continuous years in office will Evo Morales get an unprecedented fourth term?

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei: School dropout, mother of twins and world record-holder

Women’s marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei says her difficult childhood keeps her on track.

The Japanese student who knocked on the wrong door

An exchange student got lost in Louisiana at Halloween in 1992 – his parents are still processing what happened.

Women aren’t allowed to be ordained as monks in Thailand

Women aren’t allowed to be ordained as monks in Thailand – but that didn’t stop these women

Meet the student who has created African emojis

Emoji obsessed? Meet O’Plerou Grebet, who has made over 350 emojis with African cultural references.

Syrians in Brazil: ‘I am not a millionaire, but I will be’

Two Syrian refugee chefs hope their food businesses will make them millionaires in Brazil.

The importance of bilingualism on the campaign trail

How does speaking French or Spanish affect a candidate’s chances in North American politics?