We track four people on their journey.
Why Iraqi refugees abandon Europe and return home
Al Jazeera staff | 23 Jun 2013 11:38 GMT
Indonesia faces protests in response to a fuel price hike of up to 44 percent announced by the government on June 21.
Protesters lay on the ground in protest of the five deaths since the start of Turkey(***)s unrest in Istanbul on June 22.
Protesters gathered in Thessaloniki, Greece, on June 21 in response to the unpopular decision by the Greek government to close ERT, the country(***)s state broadcaster.
Heavy monsoon rains, at least twice as heavy as usual, in northwest and central India, caused the Yamuna River to burst its banks in New Delhi June 20.
Several hundred thousand Brazilians protest against corruption and price hikes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An estimated one million demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the country on June 20.
Mohammed Assaf (center) is the first Palestinian to win the "Arab Idol" singing contest in Zouk Mosbeh, north of the Lebanese capital Beirut on June 23. Palestinians took to the streets in the thousands to celebrate the win.
The Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in the on June 21, winning their second straight NBA championship.
Singapore(***)s Pollutant Standards Index reached what is considered to be a "hazardous" level, 401, on June 21. Ffires in Indonesia may continue to keep Singapore in a haze for weeks, Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong said.
Calgary, Canada experienced its worst flooding in decades, with at least 100,000 people displaced and three deaths.
Transport apps are revolutionising commutes for the middle classes, but poorer citizens still face daily gridlock.
Poverty & Development, Asia, India
Cubans get amnesty at the US border, but reaching it involves a risky journey along the Central American migrant trail.
Human Rights, Latin America, Cuba
In many ways, Michael is just like any other 11-year-old, but he has had four open heart surgeries.
Health, US & Canada
Follow a dancer through the exhaustion and jubilation of Peru's days-long Virgin of Candelaria festival.
Arts & Culture, Latin America, Peru
We travel to Chile to meet a group of young scientists determined to develop smart plant-based food to save the planet.
Science & Technology, Chile, Food
We follow the journey of a plastic bottle to find out what it takes to truly recycle the product creating zero waste.
Science & Technology, US & Canada, Environment
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
South Koreans drink twice as much liquor as Russians, but is this national obsession with alcohol reversible?
Health, Asia, South Korea