How did three Danes end up being tortured in Lebanon?
The human cost of the Greek financial crisis
18 Sep 2011 08:58 GMT
The tiny island of Jeju is located off the south coast of the Korean Peninsula. It is known for its beauty, but also for its violent past [EPA]
Between 1948 and 1954, up to 60,000 men, women and children were killed during the Jeju Uprising and subsequent suppression by the South Korean army [EPA]
In 2005, Jeju was declared an (***)Island of Peace(***) [EPA]
But in 2011, construction began on one of the world(***)s largest naval bases [Reuters]
It has been vehemently opposed by locals, who fear that their island could become a port of call for the US military(***)s marine ballistic missile defence system [Reuters]
The construction of the naval base, which will be capable of housing more than 20 warships, could cost approximately $920.5mn [EPA]
Some fear it could trigger an arms race in the region [EPA]
Since plans for the naval base were announced five years ago, 94% of the residents of Gangjeong village, the site of the naval base, have voted against it [Reuters]
Activists say islanders and the rich natural habitat are at risk due to the construction of the base [EPA]
Seoul has sent additional police to the island in a bid to counter the mounting protests [Reuters]
Migrants complain of being sent to squalid shelters, as France unveils plan to reduce asylum processing times.
Europe, France, Migrants
Despite reforms, lifting of sanctions and 'opening', political activists in Myanmar continue to face arrests.
Human Rights, Asia, Myanmar
Changing climate, unpredictable rains dry out the land, threaten the pastoral way of life in Somaliland.
Poverty & Development, Environment, Africa
Tensions rise as Greeks from both side of the bailout debate take to the streets to withdraw money and express angst.
Politics, Europe, Greece
An inside look at the devastating impact of the Greek financial crisis on ordinary citizens.
Business & Economy, Europe, Greece
Can Afghan archaeologists take on the Chinese and the Taliban to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site?
Arts & Culture, Asia, Afghanistan
In war-torn Afghanistan it is not the Taliban that poses the greatest threat to women - it is their own families.
Human Rights, Women, Afghanistan
After decades of tension and hostility between the two nations, has change finally come to US-Cuba relations?