The way people recall the Kennedy assassination? Colombians know where they were when government forces cornered and killed Escobar on a Medellin rooftop.
I was very encouraged and surprised to see the number of countries that are now performing in the top tier that also have significant levels of child poverty. They are the not the Nordic utopia of Finland that you hear about.
When you consider the history of yoga, you quickly realize that today’s modern varieties of yoga have nothing on the practice’s centuries of cross-cultural combos. This video on the new Smithsonian exhibit “Yoga: The Art of Transformation” captures the visual history of yogic art.
What special dishes are you preparing for Thanksgivukkah?
The early origins of Buddhism aren’t well-known. But a preservation effort in Nepal may have stumbled upon new clues on the earliest roots of Buddhism.
These photos are from The World’s Sonia Narang, who photographed these sites in Lumbini, Nepal, in August 2013 with support from the International Center for Journalists.
19 year old Fouad Faris carries a Free Syrian Army flag at a protest in Washington, D.C. against the Syrian military’s use of chemical weapons.
Faris fled his hometown of Aleppo, Syria, a year ago and moved in with his aunt and uncle in Shrewsbury, MA. He left behind bombs and tear gas, but also education, friends and family. For the past seven months, he’s been waiting for asylum and a chance to restart his life.
A selection of cartoons from Africartoons.com on the latest scandal to engulf South African President Jacob Zuma. It seems $20 million dollars of South African taxpayers’ money was used to refurbish Mr. Zuma’s residence in Nkandla, a town in KwaZulu-Natal where the President is from. Zuma’s cabinet ministers tried to ban South African newspapers from publishing photos of the complex of houses in Nkandla but editors are refusing to comply. South Africa’s corruption watchdog is investigating the the Nkandla expenses and will issue a report soon.