We track four people on their journey.
What's the cost of South Korea's drinking culture?
31 Dec 2012 10:45 GMT | Politics, Middle East, Egypt, Greece, Syria
From conflict in Syria to the new politics of Egypt; from protests in Greece to the Olympics in London. As the year draws to a close, Al Jazeera looks back at 2012 and some of the events that changed our world.
Source: Al Jazeera
Look back through the top stories of 2012.
The great environmental battle of our time is about money, about who benefits from climate destruction and who loses.
Environment, US & Canada, Latin America, Canada, Chile
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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
Report covering 2011-15 period urges targeted sanctions against individuals and groups guilty of "unimaginable abuses".
War & Conflict, Human Rights, Syrian Civil War, Syria
Presidential wannabes are working New Hampshire for votes, but should this older, whiter state have so much clout?
United States, US Election 2016
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