Keith Ellison, the first Muslim congressman in the US
BBC World Service
The Somali fishermen who are fighting back against the pirates stalking their coastline
The Chinese billionaire who gives half his profits away to charity
How Sabrina Mahtani was inspired by her father's arrest to work in Sierra Leone's jails.
The 30-year-old woman from Taiwan who has just got married - to herself
Paul Brickhill: the white Zimbabwean who has run Harare's free speech café for 30 years.
Acclaimed Burmese writer Wendy Law Yone on life in exile and the upcoming elections.
A Spanish journalist who took on a new identity to go undercover with Islamic militants
The sisters briefly united across Korea's North- South divide after 60 years apart
The parents of abducted aidworker Linda Norgrove on why they feel no anger over her death