Last year, 13-year-old Christopher Kapessa, who was Black, drowned when a schoolmate allegedly pushed him into a river. Now, the global Black Lives Matter movement has given the family new hope the suspect will be prosecuted.
Before Ken Watson passed away, he bought 14 Christmas gifts for his neighbor's 2-year-old daughter.
In October, Bob Bradley became the first American to coach in the English Premier League. In December he was fired. In between, he was criticized for speaking like an American.
The geography of Britain's vote to leave the European Union tells us much about the political geography of the UK. But what about the political future of the UK?
"A Child's Christmas in Wales" is a holiday classic by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Now the book comes to life in a new version set to music by Welsh singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews.
On September 18, Scots will vote on leaving the United Kingdom. But the blue and white Scottish flag is an integral part of the UK's famous Union Jack, so what happens if Scotland votes yes?
The Islamic militants known as ISIS have shown savvy in social media and in picking their symbols. We explore the deeper meaning behind their index finger salute — and their black-and-white flag. And an author shows a side of Iran's capital that you might not have expected, from sex to drugs to skinny jeans. And are you tired of being cramped in economy class? You're not alone. All that in today's Global Scan.
As the debate over gun control — and, now, the use of force by police — rages in the US and elsewhere, Britain offers a stark contrast. Police there rarely carry guns, fire them or kill anyone. Meanwhile, Beijing is getting machines that inspire people to both recycle and ride public transit. And Ebola is killing Liberians who don't even have the disease, in today's Global Scan.
If you've ever found some Lego figures and accessories, from dragons to swords to diving masks and more, on an Atlantic beach, there's a chance a child left them ... or they might have come from a storm 17 years ago. A woman in England told us the story of the Legos lost at sea.
Londoners woke up to a surprise this morning — clouds of Saharan dust. It was an unwelcome complication for busy Londoners heading off to work and school.
McDonald's in Spain has been stumped by the Spanish culture of skipping breakfast in favor of a late dinner. So the company is trying something new with its menu. In the UK, a series of powerful storms have uncovered an ancient coastal forest. And if you are looking for a new vacation spot, you really should consider Siberia. That, plus more, in today's Global Scan.