Stories from 1 May 2014
In Muslim-majority Bangladesh, homosexuality is considered to be unacceptable socially and religiously, and gay sex is illegal.
From the grass that grows on the roadside to turtles, birds and insects, Homsis have taken their renowned creativity and lightheartedness to another level.
A campaign is underway in Lebanon to encourage people to speak up against the Kafala (sponsorship) system and the abuse of domestic workers. Here's how some showed their support.
The incident underscored rising tensions between Hong Kong and China. Resentment among Hong Kongers over what they perceive as mainland tourists encroaching on their space is growing.
In an ironic twist, pro-Ukrainian activists disseminate flyers in the Donetsk urging people to call for a referendum on joining the Dnepropetrovsk Region.
The attack highlighted the grim challenges of security and simmering ethnic tensions in the resource-rich province.