US veterans react to Obama's visits to Vietnam and Hiroshima
We asked US veterans what they think of Obama's trips to Hiroshima and Vietnam and how World War II and the Vietnam War have shaped their worldview. Here's what they told us.
The song that helped Okinawa heal after WWII gets an Ethiopian remake
Debo Band is about as eclectic as musical fusion groups get. Well, now even more eclectic.
'Hijab Day' at this US school was canceled, but it got people talking
Students from a public high school in Massachusetts planned to take part in 'World Hijab Day.’ Organizers say the event succeeded by getting people talking.
An NGO focused on water poverty turns its attention from Africa to the US
On the windswept Navajo Nation in northern Arizona, water often comes from unexpected places miles from people's homes.
Morley Safer's coverage of the Vietnam War changed everything
In 1965, when a CBS news correspondent filmed US Marines setting fire to Vietnamese homes with Zippo lighters, America was stunned. Morley Safer died Thursday at the age of 84.
Maz Jobrani's new comedy turns Middle Eastern stereotypes on their heads
"Heroes aren't born. They're imported."
Why both ISIS and some US right-wingers are threatening to kill this American imam
Jihadis accuse Suhaib Webb of being too Western. Islamophobes charge him with fomenting religious hatred. Both groups are threatening to kill him.
You don't have to be Korean to be a K-pop star
Jenny Lyric and Jenna Rose are not Korean; they're African American. Yet they're wowing Koreans with their K-pop.
Forget the latest diet fad — this class teaches how to eat better with traditional African dishes
Leonard Tshitenge grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo eating food from the region. Now he and his wife are teaching Americans how to eat like Africans.
Why the leader of a US Muslim coalition wants you to vote for Trump
Saba Ahmed is a lawyer and the founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition. She says the GOP represents Muslim values better than the Democrats do.
Half of all refugee children worldwide are not getting an education, aid group says
The world is facing an unprecedented displacement of people fleeing conflict, economic hardship and persecution. Many of the displaced are children who are not going to school.
WHO issues first guidelines on treating female genital mutilation victims
Victims of FGM can suffer from bleeding and pain while urinating, extreme discomfort during sex, fatal complications in childbirth and deep psychological trauma.
A Sudanese human rights activist finds inspiration in America's civil rights movement
If you're fighting for human rights in the Arab and Muslim world, where do you go for a confidence boost? A Sudanese political cartoonist chose a road trip across America.
The story of one of the world’s 'sexiest songs'
The story of how one of Marvin Gaye's biggest hits was composed is all about lawsuits, drugs and porn.
How Yo-Yo Ma gets a Galician bagpipe and a violin to make beautiful music together
Some people call the formation of The Silk Road Ensemble the "Manhattan Project of music."
UN reminds members not to kill doctors
The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution reminding its members that deliberate attacks on medical facilities are war crimes.
Two Trumps? Filipino Americans can vote in two (remarkably similar) elections this year
Both races have been marked by controversial candidates and intense media coverage, as the two countries select new leaders to succeed termed-out presidents.
Journalist barraged with anti-Semitic threats after profiling Donald Trump’s wife
“They said I’d make a good lampshade,” says Julia Ioffe.
Just how uncivil is Election 2016? MIT's Media Lab has some charts you should see.
“You don’t have to be an MIT scientist to know that the presidential campaign has often been lewd, crude, and rude. But it helps.”
Shinola is trying to sell Detroit's comeback story, and its watches, overseas
A Detroit company brings its marketing message of the gritty underdog to Europe.
Did climate change cause these ancient civilizations to collapse?
Here's what studying ancient Pueblo societies can tell us about the current drought in California.
America’s trucking industry faces a shortage. Meet the immigrants helping fill the gap.
As veteran drivers age out, immigrants are stepping in. In California, nearly 50 percent of truck drivers were born outside of the United States.
Cartoonists from around the world are mourning Prince
"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life."
I moved to Minneapolis for Prince
A remembrance of the Purple one, his historic summer in Inglewood and his legendary dance parties in Minnesota.
How Prince changed one BBC reporter's life forever
"I think that’s a question we can all ask ourselves. What would Prince do?”
Pop icon Prince dead at 57
Pop icon Prince — one of the most influential but elusive figures in music — died suddenly at his compound in Minnesota on Thursday, a representative said. He was 57.
A new video game takes you on board the sinking Titanic — in real time
"Titanic: Honor and Glory" takes you on board an exact 3-D model of the sinking ship.
One-time slave Harriet Tubman to be new face of US $20 bill
The abolitionist will be the first woman and first African American featured on US currency.
'Inshallah' — so much more than just a phrase that gets you kicked off a plane
Apparently we need to talk about this.
Where did the Etruscans come from? The linguistic and genetic clues are piling up
For hundreds of years, scholars have been debating the origin of the Etruscans.
Supreme Court hears immigration case — and starts with tough questions for lawyers
For this mother and son, the executive action at issue is a lifeline. But it's not enough.