For many inside and outside of Africa, the Benin Bronzes are symbols of colonialism and exploitation, and they’ll stay that way until they’re returned.
Pope Francis brought a "Mercy and Compassion" theme to the Philippines during his five-day visit. But despite the huge crowds that flocked to see the pontiff and celebrate Mass, activists say real issues of social justice were hidden from Francis by the government.
Excessive use of force, the death of an unarmed black man in police custody, and a justice system that seems to favor the police. It sounds too familiar to a South African living in New York.
This year, Rio's Carnival features protests masquerading as street parties. Protesters are upset about how much the country is spending to host the World Cup.
When Shyima Hall was little, dinner was often a piece of bread split with three of her siblings. But she says she was happy. All that changed when her mom left her with a rich family, gave her up, to pay off a debt.
In September of 2013, a high court in the Dominican Republic ruled that Dominicans with an immigrant ancestor who came without legal papers are no longer automatically citizens — even if they were born in the country. It's a controversial decision that is creating arguments in the country and outside.
The Roma minority face marginalization and exclusion across Europe, but activists say the situation for Slovakian Roma is among the worst. One school is taking on the task of integrating some of the once-segregated Roma children into classes.
Obama's health care turkey requires some heavy lifting this season. We look at immigrants, both those puzzling over US traditions and one just passing through from the Oort Cloud. And North Koreans may have a new export for the US, albeit an illegal one. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.
Kiribati is threatened by rising sea levels. The flat, Pacific Island nation could be inundated if oceans rise, forcing most, if not all, of its 100,000 residents out of their homes. One man, anticipating that day, is looking to relocate as a refugee.
Undocumented immigrants who are gay or lesbian face coming out of the closet twice: both as gay or lesbian, and as an undocumented immigrant. For one man in California, the Supreme Court's dismissal of DOMA let him come out for the second time.
A Saudi Arabian cleric is making waves in his effort to keep women off the roads — by arguing that they'll damage their ovaries if they do. Women in the rest of the world must surely be puzzled by that argument. All that and more in today's Global Scan.