We track four people on their journey.
Caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs
30 Jun 2009 02:39 GMT
Honduran security forces and supporters of Manuel Zelaya, the deposed president, have clashed outside the presidential palace in the capital, Tegucigalpa [AFP]
Violence flared on Monday as police and soldiers set up roadblocks and moved in on hundreds of demonstrators with tear gas and rubber-coated bullets [EPA]
Supporters calling for Zelaya's reinstatement defied a government curfew to erect barricades and throw rocks at shield-bearing riot police [AFP]
The violence, the most serious unrest in years in the Central American country, left several demonstrators wounded [AFP]
Security forces were also left with a bloody nose [AFP]
The Honduran congress swore in Roberto Micheletti, the parliamentary speaker, as Zelaya's replacement just hours after the coup [AFP]
But Zelaya (second from left), who was forced from power after seeking a referendum on constitutional changes critics say was to extend his tenure, continues to enjoy strong regional support [AFP]
The military, legislature and courts had declared Zelaya's move to hold the non-binding public vote illegal [AFP]
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
South Koreans drink twice as much liquor as Russians, but is this national obsession with alcohol reversible?
Health, Asia, South Korea
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