Brazil will host the World Cup this summer and, in 2016, the Olympics. And for Brazil's young adults, that makes this the perfect time to protest their country's lack of opportunities and crumbling infrastructure.
It's somewhat surprising that Russians are turning out in such numbers to see the Paralympics in Sochi. Even five years ago, that probably wouldn't have been the case, a disability rights advocate says. Russia's disabled have to be "everyday paralympians" just to get around.
The latest film by Academy Award winner Megan Mylan shows what can happen if you make even a tiny investment in a young women.
Brazil is rushing ahead with big economic development plans. It will host the soccer World Cup later this year, and the Olympics two years later. But all that progress is challenging the traditions — even the way of life — of the country's indigenous people.
The Bedouin in Israel are no longer nomads. In fact, Israel's government is having trouble convincing them to move. Israel wants to use the land where they now live and has been offering to move them into towns with paved streets and modern conveniences.
The award-winning video game Papo & Yo was inspired by a childhood in Colombia and a rough family life. It's exciting, unpredictable and has moved many of its players.
The news over the weekend was of an agreement between leaders of six world powers and Iran over that country's nuclear program — but what the agreement really says isn't really, well, agreed. Still, there was no shortage of strong feelings about the deal. Plus, a Canadian town has developed a system for dealing with polar bear visits to town. That and more, in today's Global Scan.
Beijing, with 21 million people, has some of the worst air pollution and traffic congestion in the world. Residents agree that something must be done, but don't ask them to get rid of their beloved cars.
The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party announced wide-ranging reforms this week, from liberalizing markets to ending forced labor camps to altering one of the most well-known social engineering policies in the world – the one-child policy. But when it comes to children, the step is a small one.