We track four people on their journey.
Caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs
Palestine's bid to join the United Nations reignited international debate on the longstanding conflict with Israel.
27 Dec 2011 13:07 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Israel, Palestine, United States
North Korea state media built an elaborate cult of personality around the leader's skills and accomplishments.
19 Dec 2011 20:03 GMT | Human Rights, Arts & Culture, Asia Pacific, North Korea
The drop from AAA to AA+ has left Americans, and the world, wondering why.
23 Nov 2011 12:33 GMT | Business & Economy, US & Canada, United States
After five years of negotiations, Israel has agreed to exchange 1,027 Palestinian prisoners for the captured soldier.
Nadeem Muaddi | 13 Nov 2011 12:41 GMT | Politics, Middle East, Israel
Colourful and outspoken Italian leader earned notoriety for a slew of embarrassing remarks, pranks and gaffes.
Nadeem Muaddi | 12 Nov 2011 19:54 GMT | Europe, US & Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain
From a fear of heights to a penchant for female bodyguards, Libya's ex-ruler displayed fascinating traits.
Nadeem Muaddi | 07 Nov 2011 22:02 GMT | US & Canada, Italy, Libya, Portugal, United States
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