By the time Iluminada Panabe was convicted of human smuggling, police estimated 800 Filipinos had gained illegal entry to Europe.
The month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan began this week. In a camp of about 800, refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan celebrate with what little they have.
Iranians went to the polls to elect a new parliament and Assembly of Experts. Young people played a pivotal role.
Syrian Christians now fear extremist rebels more than the government. Reese Erlich reports on shifting attitudes among the country's Christian minority.
The NGO Plan International offers low-income Pakistanis who dropped out of school a second chance. In just two years, students are brought up to speed and readied to take all-important board exams.
In Islamabad, a self-sustaining organization called Lettucebee Kids is working to help children who have very adult responsibilities.
Bahrain's Arab Spring started almost two years ago. Since the government outlawed the mainly peaceful demonstrations, younger protesters in particular are increasingly turning to violence.
While the conflict in Bahrain is often portrayed as Shiite vs. Sunni, the reality is far more complex.
Peruvians and Bolivians who depend on Lake Titicaca say pollution complicates their work and even puts their livelihoods at risk. This report traces water from Andean glaciers to the lake itself.