We track four people on their journey.
We explore the new US-Cuba relationship
13 Mar 2011 06:18 GMT
A massive earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami in northeastern Japan killing hundreds. [Reuters]
The 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck on Friday afternoon, creating gigantic waves. [Reuters]
Water submerged highways in the city of Sendai as the tsunami struck [AFP]
The quake shook Japan and roads in many cities caved in. [AFP]
Thousands ran out of buildings in panic and were left in a state of shock. [Reuters]
Countries around the Pacific basin were put on tsunami alert. [Reuters]
Fires broke out and Japan(***)s nuclear industry was on alert as reactors shut down automatically as a safety precaution. [Reuters]
The tidal waves swept away cars, boats, homes and people as the tsunami overwhelmed coastal barriers. [AFP]
The magnitude of Friday(***)s quake was the highest ever recorded in Japan [Reuters]
Train services in capital Tokyo were suspended following the quake. [GALLO/GETTY]
Given the scale of the disaster, it will be days before the extent of damage is finally known. [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
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
The WHO has declared the spread of the Zika virus a global public health emergency, so how big a threat is the virus?
Health, Zika virus, US
A three-part series looking at the history of France's black community and their long struggle for recognition.
Politics, US & Canada, France