Many Pacific islands and territories are solely dependent on tourism and key commodity exports. The move to close borders during the pandemic has come at a great economic cost.
This year's global climate summit is taking place in Germany, but it's being led by the Pacific island nation of Fiji. Here's what half a dozen Fijians think about hosting the conference and life in the cross-hairs of climate change.
Scientists say warming ocean temperatures are a factor behind stronger storms and changing weather patterns in the South Pacific.
Fijian soldiers have been part of UN peacekeeping operations in Iraq since 2004. Five have been killed and others are being held captive by the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda. One way the brigade stays committed and strong is to sing. And they believe it keeps them safe, as well.
With corals in trouble around the world, researchers are examining the role of smell in telling fish to come to a healthy reef or stay away. That may help scientists find ways to manipulate the smells to help damaged reefs recover.
If you're a stray cat in Beijing, the Forbidden City is the place for you. The museums there use stray cats to protect their artifacts from rats and other vermin. In Ukraine, they're less interested in stray cats and more interested in Bitcoins — the cryptocurrency may be a quick way to support the protesters who are still camped in Independence Square.
Immigrants are often said to do the work Americans don't want to do. In the case of domestic workers, people who clean houses and care for the sick or elderly, that's certainly true, with most of those roles filled by immigrants. Now, with the process of a path to legalization, many domestic workers are looking for better conditions.
Fiji has struggled over the past few decades. Four military coups have taken place since 1987. Reporter Michael Rhee visited a Fijian band Rosiloa on the main island of Viti Levu who are trying to keep their culture alive.
Two artists in Berlin have setup a Kimchi shop. They're not selling the Korean dish, though. They're bartering for it, and, in the process, hoping to get people talking about issues of diversity and differences.
Author Minal Hajratwala tells us about her favorite Indian "fusion music" and her book "Leaving India -- My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents."
For our Geo Quiz today we asked you to name the countries in the world with 4 letters. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with author David Jenkin about his travels in Oman, Togo, Peru, Mali, Laos, Chad, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, and Iraq. Jenkins wrote the book, "The Four Letter Countries: The Zany Adventures of the Alphabet Traveller."