Stories about History from December, 2014
Britain's Top Gear Show Not So Top in Argentina After Falklands Gaffe
In October the BBC's Top Gear program exacerbated bad blood between Great Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands when filming on location. The show they filmed airs this weekend.
I Have Never Known A Cuba That Wasn't Blockaded
A personal take on the rapprochement between the United States and her native land by Cuban journalist and activist Sandra Alvarez.
Harrowing Tohoku Tsunami Stories, Translated Into English
The Kahoku Shimpo, a major newspaper in Tohoku, is publishing English translations of its unique first-hand accounts of the March 11, 2011 "triple disaster" with the help of Harvard University.
A High-Rise Condo Tower Is Photobombing the Philippines’ National Hero
The 49-storey Torre de Manila has been dubbed the "Terror de Manila" by critics for allegedly ruining the view of the Rizal monument in Luneta Park.
#IndiaWithPakistan: Indians Show Solidarity With Their Grieving Neighbors After Peshawar Attack
"Yes, I am Indian. So what? The pain of losing a child is universal. #IndiawithPakistan"
They Don't Speak Spanish in the Philippines?
Some Latin Americans tend to think, based on lessons in primary school, that Spanish is spoken in the Philippines. Find out why that's not the case.
Rebuilding Timbuktu's Cultural Diversity, One eReader at a Time
Several local NGOs are now hard at work in Mali, launching projects to help rebuild the country's social cohesion and restore peace. "Living Together" is using eReaders.
UAE Honours Naama Al Qassimi as Country's “First Teacher”
Blogger and commentator Sultan Al Qassemi today received an award from the state on behalf of his mother, Naama Bint Majid Al Qassimi, for being “first teacher” in the United Arab Emirates. The avid Twitter user, who has 309k followers, shares those old and rare photographs featuring his mother as...
UAE's First Teacher Naama Al Qassimi Honoured
Commentator and blogger Sultan Al Qassemi today received an award from the state on behalf of his mother, Naama Bint Majid Al Qassimi, for being “first teacher” in the United Arab Emirates. The avid Twitter user, who has 309k followers, shares those old and rare photographs featuring his mother as...