We track four people on their journey.
What's the cost of South Korea's drinking culture?
19 Jan 2013 18:49 GMT | Politics, Europe, Germany
As the German elections approach, front-runners emerge and potential coalitions begin to take shape.Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Hanover.
Source: Al Jazeera
Regional elections in Germany's poorest state could see chancellor's Christian Democrats punished by voters.
Politics, Europe, Germany, Japan, Poland
Exit polls show German chancellor's governing coalition has suffered sixth defeat in state polls this year.
Politics, Europe, Germany, Sweden
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
Over 100 people are still thought to be trapped inside collapsed building after Saturday's powerful quake in Tainan.
Humanitarian crises, Taiwan, Earthquake, Asia
German chancellor to meet Turkish leaders as tens of thousands of Syrian refugees remain stranded at border with Turkey.
Middle East, Syria, War & Conflict, Turkey, Humanitarian crises
South Koreans drink twice as much liquor as Russians, but is this national obsession with alcohol reversible?
Health, Asia, South Korea
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