We track four people on their journey.
Caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs
12 Oct 2013 06:57 GMT
Thousands of comic book, movie and TV show fans are in New York for its Annual Comic Convention.
Many use the event as an excuse to dress up in outlandish character costumes.
Al Jazeera's John Terrett went along.
Source: Al Jazeera
Rare 1932 edition of "Tintin in America" by Belgian artist Herge goes for $1.6mn in Paris auction.
Human Rights, Arts & Culture, Europe
Comic book with a Bali bomber as the unlikely hero is being used in Indonesia as a teaching tool.
Arts & Culture, Asia Pacific, Indonesia
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
North Korea says rocket carries an earth observation satellite but critics say it is a disguised ballistic missile test.
War & Conflict, North Korea, South Korea, China, Space
Presidential hopefuls on the rise come under fire by other candidates in TV debate ahead of the New Hampshire primary.
Politics, US & Canada, United States, Republican Party
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