We track four people on their journey.
Caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs
07 Oct 2012 13:49 GMT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds Simon Bolivar(***)s sword as he attends a press conference in Caracas. At the press conference held ahead of Sunday(***)s vote, he declared: "I am sure that everything will be held in peace, and that all the political actors will respect the nation decision."
Imran Khan, the Pakistani cricket legend, waves to supporters as he led a protest march against US drone strikes.
Bosnian voters register for polling in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnians went to the polls on October 7 to elect new municipal authorities.
Paolo Gabriele, former butler of Pope Benedict XVI, was given an 18-month prison sentence on October 6 after being found guilty by a Vatican tribunal of stealing confidential documents from the desk of Benedict XVI.
Syrian rebels ride a motorcycle during a patrol in the town of Tal Abyad near the border with Turkey. Turkey(***)s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan again warned Syria it would pay a big price for further attacks, two days after a deadly cross-border shelling.
Protesters clash with police in the Bahraini capital, Manama, after their march was stopped from proceeding towards Pearl Roundabout, the focus of the mass protests that began in February last year. Protesters have been demanding greater rights.
Striking mine workers protest outside the Anglo American Mine in Rustenburg. The workers are pressing the mine owners to revoke their decision to fire 12,000 wildcat strikers.
October 1-October 7 // September 24 - September 30
West Bengal long suffered cancerous effects of arsenic-laced water, but projects to provide clean water show promise.
Health, Poverty & Development, Environment
Muslim fashion designers reflect on a rapidly growing industry.
Arts & Culture, Islam, Business & Economy
Americans' passports could be seized if they owe more than $50,000 in taxes, but could this law be unfairly applied?
Business & Economy, United States, Politics
How peat swamp destruction in Malaysia is causing devastating health problems and irreversible environmental damage.
Environment, Climate Change, Climate SOS
A couple working to protect LA communities from gang violence is caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs.
Politics, Gang violence, US
How improving relations between communist Cuba and the capitalist US will change the lives of people on both sides.
Politics, United States, Cuba
Mayotte is a magnet for Comoros islanders who risk their lives crossing hazardous seas in search of a better life.
Poverty & Development, France, Refugees
A three-part series looking at the history of France's black community and their long struggle for recognition.
Politics, US & Canada, France