In Eritrea, authorities are punishing high school students for their faith, denying them the right to graduate.
An Italian freelance journalist writes of Syria’s “dirty war,” its war of the last century: “It’s trench warfare between rebels and loyalists who are so close that they scream at each other while they shoot each other. The first time on the frontline, you can’t believe it, with these bayonets you have seen only in history books.”
President Barack Obama has appointed cronies to overseas diplomatic posts in his second term at a rate nearly double previous administrations.
A paper torch made by a 6-year-old is making its way around the world and has raised nearly $50,000 for the deaf. Officials say it will be incorporated somehow in the opening ceremonies for the Deaflympics opening in Bulgaria next week.
Well, as a Virginia girl I won't easily let go of Jamestown as the first permanent settlement in America, but archaeologists believe they have discovered a 16th-century fort inland in North Carolina that belonged to the Spanish. It has a moat and everything.
Globe Trot will be on vacation all next week, returning Aug. 5.