Anthony, the winner of last year’s best attendance award at the Esperanza Center, reads a Sidekicks comic at the end of a summer program day in August.

A Language Haven in Baltimore

For young newcomers, the first step to becoming American is learning English.

A wedding figurine of Qiudi Zhang and Askar Akhyltayev sits on a dresser at their home in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

A Silk Road Marriage

Are cross-cultural marriages the key to integrating a region?


The Elephant in the Comedy Club

A troupe of popular young comics avoids mixing humor and politics in Rwanda.


The Diplomacy of Dog Walking in Russia

Meet the woman in Moscow caring for the U.S. canines of state.


Farewell, Lebanon’s First Brewery

A derelict beer factory stirs social divides in Beirut.

A Czech Republic fan looks out from the Czech national flag during the first round World group of Davis Cup between Czech Republic and  Kazakhstan at the Ostrava's Cez Arena on March 5, 2011, in North Moravia. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Happy Birthday, Marie Jana Korbelova

The Czech Embassy celebrates one of its own.

In this photo taken on March 2, 2016, shows Davao City Mayor and Presidential Candidate Rodrigo Duterte raising a clenched fist during his campaign sortie in Lingayen, Pangasinan, north of Manila.
Rodrigo Duterte curses the pope's mother and jokes about his own infidelities, but many voters in the Philippines want to elect him president so he can begin an unprecedented war on crime. / AFP / NOEL CELIS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY: Philippines-vote-rights-crime-Duterte, FOCUS by Karl Malakunas        (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

President of Philippines: God Told Me to Stop Calling People Sons of Whores

The president of the Philippines says God told him not to use swear words again.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 26: Employees of the online review site Yelp watch as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the new East Coast headquarters of the tech company on October 26, 2011 in New York City. The Bloomberg administration has been heralding and working to facilitate the tech sector in New York City in hopes of making New York City a rival to Silicon Valley for start-up companies.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

These 1-Star Yelp Reviews of Embassies Make Us Question the Future of Diplomacy

When travelers don't get their visas on time, they get angry. And then they write Yelp reviews.

People shout slogans as they hold up images of the head of the Chechen republic Ramzan Kadyrov, during a rally in central Grozny, on January 22, 2016.  
Tens of thousands of people flooded into the streets of Grozny, the capital of Russia's North Caucasus region of Chechnya, for a mass state-sponsored demonstration in support of strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov. / AFP / ILIA VARLAMOV        (Photo credit should read ILIA VARLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Chechnya Sends Cops to Weddings to Make Sure Brides Don’t Dance

The Chechen government is cracking down on wedding celebrations.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hand with Czech President Milos Zeman on March 29, 2016, in Prague. / AFP / Michal Cizek        (Photo credit should read MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

How a Meeting with the Dalai Lama Lost This Holocaust Survivor a Czech State Award

His nephew, a government minister, says the award was rescinded after a meeting with the Dalai Lama.

Bangkok, THAILAND:  Ten thousands of Thais gather to take part in a candle-lighting ceremony of the celebrates 79th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej near Grand palace in Bangkok, 05 December 2006. Bangkok was awash with royal yellow and the streets flickered with candlelight as tens of thousands of Thais paid tribute to their beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej on his 79th birthday.  AFP PHOTO/STR  (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Thai Mourners Are Leaving Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds of Trash Outside the Royal Palace

Thai mourners are gathering to say goodbye to their king. But they're also leaving behind piles of trash.

Health personnel are disinfected November 22, 2010 in Port-au-Prince. Haitian health officials said at least 1,344 people have died from a worsening cholera epidemic that has ravaged the country since mid-October.  The capital city Port-au-Prince, seen as being particularly at risk of widespread infection because of the crowded and unsanitary conditions endured by tens of thousands of people sheltering in squalid, makeshift tent cities, has seen a total of 77 cholera deaths, officials said.   AFP PHOTO/Hector Retamal (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Human Rights Expert to U.N. Chief: It’s Not Too Late to Say Sorry to Haitians for Cholera

U.N. rights rapporteur Philip Alston says the refusal to accept legal responsibility for cholera epidemic is a "disgrace" for the U.N.


Hacked: Putin Aide’s Emails Detail Alleged Plot to Destabilize Ukraine

Ukrainian hackers have allegedly stolen the emails of Vladislav Surkov.

SIKAMINIAS, GREECE - OCTOBER 16:  A raft arrives onto the island of Lesbos on October 16, 2015 in Sikaminias, Greece. Dozens of rafts and boats are still making the journey daily as thousands flee conflict in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other countries. More than 500,000 migrants have entered Europe so far this year. Of that number four-fifths of have paid to be smuggled by sea to Greece from Turkey, the main transit route into the EU. Nearly all of those entering Greece on a boat from Turkey are from the war zones of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fewer Migrants Are Braving the Mediterranean, But More Than Ever Are Dying At Sea

Despite a dramatic decrease in sea crossings, migrants who do try are now much more likely to die.

DR Congo president Joseph Kabila attends a joint press conference during the closing session of the French-speaking nations 'Francophonie' summit in Kinshasa on October 14, 2012. 2012. PHOTO/ ISSOUF SANOGO        (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/GettyImages)

Poll: Support for Congo’s Embattled President Kabila Slides to 7.8 Percent

As an overwhelming majority opposes amending the constitution so he can seek a third term.

CALAIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 24: A migrant throws a wooden crate on to a bonfire at the Jungle migrant camp on October 24, 2016 in Calais, France. French authorities have begun to clear the estimated 7000 people from the Calais Jungle migrant and refugee camp ahead of its demolition. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

France Is Clearing Out the ‘Jungle’ in Calais, But What Comes Next?

It will take long-term solutions after the camp is shut down to rehouse many of the thousands of people who lived there.

CROYDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: A UKIP party poster outside Whitgift Shopping Centre in Croydon on May 20, 2014 in Croydon, England. Mr Farage was due to attend the UKIP mini carnival in Croydon High Street but pulled out at the last minute. Designed to show diversity within his party organisers said his no show was due to fears for his safety. (Photo by Dan Dennison/Getty Images)

UKIP Candidate Finally Apologizes for Claim That Gay Donkey Tried to Rape His Stallion

Sometimes it takes going on live TV to apologize for your darkest of moments.

MARGATE, FL - NOVEMBER 11:  Brian McGuinn holds hands with his wife Anne McGuinn, wearing her 1.5-carat diamond engagement ring on November 11, 2011 in Margate, Florida. Brian says that after realizing he had inadvertantly thrown the ring into the trash October 30, he went to the local waste disposal site the next day where he faced a mountain of rotting garbage. He says he managed to somehow find his trash bag in the mound where he said "it was absolutely disgusting. It stunk beyond belief."  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

This Uzbek Mayor Is Publishing Names of Divorced Couples to Embarrass Them

This Uzbek mayor is threatening to publish names of couples who seek divorce.

Den Haag, NETHERLANDS:  People enter the International Criminal Court, 20 June 2006 in the Hague. Former Liberian president Charles Taylor was today en route to the Netherlands for trial for war crimes. Taylor will be kept in the same jail that held Yugoslav ex-president Slobodan Milosevic. Taylor faces 11 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity arising from the decade-long civil war in neighbouring Sierra Leone. As soon as he arrives, the former President will be transferred to the detention unit of the International Criminal Court (ICC) which shares a prison with the UN court which tried Milosevic, known as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). AFP PHOTO ANP JUAN VRIJDAG   ** NETHERLANDS OUT **  (Photo credit should read JUAN VRIJDAG/AFP/Getty Images)

Burundi Promised More Countries Would Withdraw from the ICC. Now South Africa Has.

Now that Burundi and South Africa have moved to leave the ICC, more African countries are expected to follow.

A Clown holds a baby during the family photo shooting at the XXI Convention of Clowns, at the Jimenez Rueda Theatre, in Mexico City on October 19, 2016.
Latin American clowns hold their 21st annual conference in Mexico City from October 17 through 20. The lurking clown phenomenon as a wave of hysteria about sightings of "creepy" or "killer" clowns that sweeps the United States and European nations concern those present. / AFP / Alfredo ESTRELLA        (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)

At International Convention, Clowns Protest Their ‘Creepy’ Impostors

Mexican clowns complain they are being mistreated because impostors are using their costumes for crime.

A man uses a dental X-ray to watch a partial solar eclipse in Pristina on March 20, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / ARMEND NIMANI        (Photo credit should read ARMEND NIMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

No, British Dentists Will Not Humiliate Refugees by Forcibly Examining Their Teeth

After a lawmaker suggested dental checks on refugees, British dentists refused.

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - OCTOBER 20: Indonesian President Joko Widodo gestures during the people celebration know as 'Pesta Rakyat' at National Museum on October 20, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Joko Widodo was sworn in October 20, as the president of Indonesia with an inauguration ceremony held in Jakarta. Widodo was the eventual winner of a tightly fought and sometimes controversial election race against opposition candidate Prabowo Subianto. A number of key world leaders were in attendance including Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott.  (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Indonesia’s President Believes Chemical Castration Will Stop Pedophilia

The Indonesian president has defended his suggestion that sex offenders be castrated.

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