In Portland, Maine, high schools are infusing North African flavors into school lunches as the district experiments with being more inclusive of its diverse student body.
An innovative company is trying to recycle old guns into designer watches — and they're having some success.
Once again, Burundi is spiraling toward civil war.
He used to be friends with Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations. But now a former Burundian journalist is sanctioned by Washington for advocating violence.
Burundi’s leader seems hellbent on dragging his country into more ethnic violence.
Raphael Nzirubusa remembers feeling torn about staying in the US or joining his family in Burundi while war escalated there in the early 1990s. A priest in the US warned against leaving and told Nzirubusa, "We’ll pray for you, but you’re going to have to stay."
When armed men stormed into Bonesha FM this morning and shut down the Burundian radio station, it was only the latest act in an ongoing radio war between pro- and anti-government forces in the country.
In New Hampshire, it wasn't always this easy to get mangosteens and other produce from Asia and Africa. But with immigrant communities growing in the area, some locals are finding ways to get familiar foods from back home onto the plates of Nepalese, Bhutanese and other immigrants here in the US..
These days, we often admire sports stars as heroes because they are winners. Olympic Historian David Wallechinsky says that's not the Greek tradition, nor should it be the way we define Olympic heroes. He gives The Takeaway host John Hockenberry some examples of Olympians who fit his definition of hero.
In 2011, Ann Morgan, a journalist and author in the UK, set herself the goal to read a book from every country in the world in one year. And she blogged about it.