Brazil faced major protests last year, an ominous sign for a country preparing to host the World Cup and the Olympics. The streets of Sao Paulo are once again packed, but this time it's to party.
National identity often is tied to tradition and lessons from the past. But, sometimes, customs and beliefs, arts and relationships cross borders. We explore our diversity and, also, those practices that connect us.
NPR's Deborah Amos had a recent run-in with the "morals police" in Tehran. Her three-hour confinement revealed the gap between the enforcers and a generation chafing under strict behavior codes.
The LGBT community says Greece is a macho country where being gay means being anti-Greek. Greece currently holds the EU presidency, and activists are using that to spotlight their struggle.
An estimated 3,000 families have been evicted to make way for building projects related to the 2016 Summer Games. The families and Olympic organizers don't always agree on whether it's an upgrade.
The choices reflect the pope's belief that the church leadership should resemble the changing makeup of its members. New cardinals come from the Philippines, Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast and Haiti.
A photographer asked young folks in Asia to swap garb with their older relatives. The project explores the way that cultural and generational divides can be seen.
Rio de Janeiro is racing to ready itself for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But it's facing difficulties: ballooning budgets, pollution, questions about the development plans and rising crime. Some wonder whether ordinary Brazilians will benefit.
The film premiered a week ago at the Berlin Film Festival and is based on previously undiscovered letters and diaries. The documentary offers an uncomfortable insight into the mind and emotions of the Gestapo and SS chief.
President Hassan Rouhani is promising more opportunities for young Iranians. Many college students like his rhetoric, but don't want to wait and see if it becomes reality.
Britons are accustomed to rain. But the wettest January in British history has led to extensive flooding and forced many to flee their homes for extended periods. And there's no relief in sight.