Global

The World's Murder Capital
The streets are safer in Baghdad than in Caracas, Venezuela, where the soaring homicide toll is a blemish on the revolutionary government that promised reform. (NYT)
The Pity of War
A 14-year-old Afghan girl is inadvertently killed by shrapnel from a U.S. mortar strike (Time)
Reacting to Climate Change
Local heroes throughout south Asia emerge to combat the effects of global warming. (China Daily)
Gum for My Boat
Meet the young members of the Bangladesh Surf Club, an oxymoron in a country with plenty of beach, but a conservative Islamic culture that frowns on swimming. (Telegraph21)
Perfume: Step into the Ultimate World of Luxury
A fragrance expert reveals why the rare ingredient 'oud' is so prized in the Middle East -- and why it's heading to a perfume counter near you. (The Guardian)
Military Families Cope with Traumatic Brain Injury
Soldiers' wives struggle to care for their 'minimally conscious' husbands who were severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. (NJ Star-Ledger)
Reginette's Story
A 13-year-old Haitian girl adjusts to a prosthetic leg provided by a New Hampshire team that aids earthquake victims. (Boston Globe)
Holy Cow Jumping!
The sport of Course Landaise, France's answer to bullfighting, combines leaping, spinning and smarter bovines. (Time)
The Chosen Few
In Johannesburg, being a member of an openly lesbian soccer team can mean risking your life. (NYT)
Nisei Graduate
Seventy years after being sent to an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, Bessie Kawachi Chin, 87, receives an honorary college degree. (SJMN)