We track four people on their journey.
Caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs
26 Oct 2010 15:45 GMT
Thousands of Indonesians have been asked to stay away from their homes on the slopes of Mount Merapi after officials raised the alert level to maximum [AFP]
Relief workers have been conducting evacuation drills since last week, with scientists on Tuesday warning of a possible major eruption [EPA]
Some 40,000 people live in the shadows of the rumbling mountain, which is Indonesia(***)s most active volcano [Reuters]
The volatile 2,968-metre volcano near the Javanese cultural capital of Jogjakarta has recorded increased activity in recent days [AFP]
Hundreds of elderly residents, as well as women and children, have been moved to makeshift camps set up at government buildings and sports fields [AFP]
As Mount Merapi is the most active volcano in Indonesia residents delayed evacuating for fear of a false alarm [Reuters]
Eruptions from Mount Merapi have killed more than 1,300 people in the past 80 years, with the last eruption in 2006 [Reuters]
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