Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is being treated for complications from a severe lung infection, causing speculation that he will not be sworn in for another term. A look at how Bollywood shapes Indians’ perspectives on women. And we find out what gets left behind in hotels in the UK.
In Caracas, Venezuela, there is growing concern for the health of President Hugo Chavez who is reportedly experiencing serious breathing difficulties in a hospital in Havana, Cuba, where he has been undergoing surgeries and treatment for cancer.
Millions of undocumented immigrants live a shadow existence in the United States. Many came from Mexico but there are many undocumented Mexicans living in their own country as well. One man is helping Mexico’s undocumented people attain their civic rights and dignity.
On Friday, supporters of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas held the biggest rally of its kind in Gaza since rivals Hamas came to power there in 2007.
Centrist and left-leaning parties have been decimated over the past decade by internal squabbling, and a public that turned to right wing parties on security issues. So the left is hoping to energize the people who took to the streets for “occupy-Tel-Aviv-like” demonstrations.
Many women in the Indian capital New Delhi say they are frequently groped and harassed on public transportation. The BBC spoke with two women at a protest who described their experiences.
Sexual violence and aggression have been part and parcel of Indian cinema for decades. Some critics are wondering about the role of such films in condoning or even fomenting such violence.
AC Milan abandoned a game it was playing, after midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng became the target of racist taunts yelled by fans in the stands.
Couples are lining up to tie the knot in China today. That’s because “January 4, 2013″ sounds similar to “I will love you all my life” in Mandarin.
Our Geo Quiz takes us to a south west Welsh city where a collector left behind a valuable album of stamps worth a lot of money when he checked out of his hotel. James Pieslak with the UK’s budget hotel chain Travelodge helped compile a lost and found list that includes everything from a magic wand to a bucket of crabs, all left behind in its 527 UK hotels during 2012.
When Samoa jumped over the international dateline at the end of 2011, Howl Griff wrote a song about it. At the stroke of midnight of this year, a Samoa radio station played it, thus making the song “International Dateline” the first song played in 2013.