It's one of the most dangerous stretches of water in Europe, and yet African migrants continue to brave the Strait of Gibraltar to reach the continent. Three times as many illegal immigrants arrived in Spain in the first three months of 2013 compared to the same time in 2012. Many of those sailed in nothing more substantial than inflatable dinghies, hoping they'd be enough to get them across the treacherous waters, which at their narrowest point separate Spain and Morocco by just 13 kilometres.
In South Sudan, getting married means handing over a dowry to the bride's family. The payment is often an economic lifeline to poor families, but prices have skyrocketed in recent years. UN researchers say this is increasingly leading to some men carrying out cattle raids or enlisting in militias as families seek to get their hands on the much-needed cash.
It's still a small underground movement but it is nevertheless gaining momentum: female priests. One hundred and fifty women have now been ordained around the world. They're automatically excommunicated by the Catholic Church but that hasn't stopped a growing number of them from answering God's call. Our reporters speak to the first woman to be ordained as a priest in San Francisco.
For Chileans, September 11th marks the anniversary of Augusto Pinochet's 1973 coup and the beginning of a dictatorship which killed over 3,000 people - some of the darkest years in the country's history. Many of those killed simply disappeared from one day to the next. Forty years on, bodies continue to be found. The Medical Legal Service is working to identify them so that their relatives can get some peace of mind.
It was in December 1989 that Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena were executed after a short trial. The town of Targoviste has now decided to transform the site of their execution into a public museum, a decision that has proven controversial in a country that's still working out how to deal with its Communist past. France 24 was given exclusive access to the execution site, guided by General Dan Voinea, the prosecutor who carried out the trial.