The mystery of the never-deciphered Voynich Manuscript - who could have written it?
The town that depends on people crossing into the US; growing up gay in a dictatorship
Stories about the people, places and things left behind, from BBC correspondents.
Tension spikes in Kabul before the election; two men's private revolt against Ceausescu
How one man saved hundreds from the 1994 genocide; why atomic waste's buried in Champagne
Fighting corruption in Kiev; army and local tribes at odds in the Chittagong Hill Tracts
Gabriel Gatehouse, Jeremy Bowen, Audrey Brown and Shaimaa Khalil on freedom's path
A story from Trans-Dniester, and a visit to the famous independent bookshop City Lights
From Afghanistan to Kazakhstan, we hear the latest stories and insights from the 'stans'
Returning to post-bailout Cyprus and a temporary escape from Damascus
Business in Afghanistan and Goa’s trashmobs – dispatches from BBC correspondents
A job offer from the President of Crimea; Ukrainian independence, in 1991 and today.
On the barricades of San Cristobal; changing face of Bedouin life
El Salvador's lone forensic scientist and Tunisia's creative explosion
Thoughts from around the world on what people want and whether it really makes them happy
The National Front move into the mainstream; playing rugby in Sri Lanka
Does Singapore have a 'compassion deficit'? End of the road for Melbourne's laneways?
Mindgames at an Israeli airport; biting off more than can be chewed in Philadelphia
Three years on from the start of the Syrian conflict; Egypt's struggling tourist sector
Hope for victims of FGM in Burkina Faso; legal prostitution in Germany.
The roots and the scars of violence in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Egypt, Niger and Somalia
Rising tensions in Crimea; reconfiguring the South Korean economy
St Helena's prestigious tortoise; trying a codpiece on for size in Florence
Rising sectarian tension in Iraq; what can history teach us about invading Afghanistan?
Journalists on trial in Cairo; the war graves shedding light on today's Middle East
The inspirational Kabul headmaster won't back down; could Aboriginal methods fight fires?
Stories of the people making their mark on the world around them
Baldy, One Leg or Big Bottom, what Somali nickname would you choose?
Horse-drawn buggies in Amish country and an epic train journey from Volgograd to Ashgabat
Protest, power and populism on the streets of Cairo and Caracas