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A Young Liberian Refugee, Educated in America, Chooses to Move Back ‘Home’
Mercy Krua is a Liberian refugee who lives in Boston. Her son was also a Liberian refugee. But he decided to move back to Liberia and make his life there.
She'll Get US Citizenship 60 Years After Being Adopted, But Thousands More Must Still Wait
Advocates say as many as 15,000 people who were adopted from abroad but never naturalized are waiting for legislation that would give them the chance to get documented too.
Iraqi Society Frowned Upon His Moonwalk, But He Kept Dancing Anyway
A year before he was killed, Adel Al-Jaf said: "One day I'll leave Iraq and go to a place where people love dancing and they're not fighting it."
Refugee Children in California Say Discrimination at School Is Getting Worse
In the city of San Diego, one after-school program is trying to ease feelings of alienation among young migrant students.
This Jewish Family Is Hosting a Syrian Muslim Refugee in Their Berlin Home
When a Syrian refugee moved into the Jellinek family's home in Berlin, he got help with his German. And the Jewish family developed a new appreciation for their country.
A Children's Book Introduces German Kids to the True Story of Syrian Refugees
Germany has received more than 1 million refugees, many of them children from Syria.
A Syrian Family in the US Creates Art and Music That They Couldn't Back Home
President Obama is falling short on his pledge to accept Syrian refugees. But some Syrians already have visas and are living in the US, not as refugees, but as professors.
Muslim Refugees Stuck in Greece Miss Home More Than Ever During Ramadan
The Greek government is making an effort to support Muslim refugees during Ramadan, but for those stuck in limbo the holiday is also a painful reminder of better days.
The Savory Treat of the Dragon Boat Festival and the Aunties Who Make Them
Many Taiwanese Americans rely on “aunties” — vendors who sell bah tsang through informal networks — to get their fill.
Safe in Germany, a Syrian Refugee Learns to Smile Again
"In the cab, I stared out the window at this beautiful land. Can I build a future here? I wondered."
‘The Day I Became Just a Stupid Number': One Syrian Refugee's Journey to Europe
"It is an experience you would never want to go through unless you are truly desperate," Zozan Khaled Musa writers about her journey through Eastern Europe in search of refuge.
For One Syrian Refugee, the Boat Crossing to Greece ‘Seemed Like an Endless Journey’
"The idea of a safe trip...was just a lie that we used to comfort ourselves. I knew that all of them were liars, getting rich in the trade of humans."
The Difficulty and Uncertainty of Life in Turkey as a Syrian Refugee
"Employers discriminated against us. I met people who were forced to do hard labor for little money. They lived like robots. I didn’t want that."
One Palestinian-Syrian Man's Agonizing Decision to Leave His Home Behind
"It was very hard to decide if I wanted to leave this country without coming back again...Even if it’s dangerous, it is my country. I like this country."
The Student Group in Japan That's Made It Cool to Protest
There's a negative image of protesters in Japan, but one student group is changing that.
For a Conversation With a Random Swede, Call This Number
They were expecting 2,500 Swedish volunteers to answer phone calls from foreigners curious about their country. They got 30,000.
How a Hmong Song Tradition Is Kept Alive in the American Midwest
Kwv txhiaj has its origins in southern China and Southeast Asia, is several centuries old and is kept alive through its singers. One of them calls the US Midwest home.
Some Moroccans Are Tired of Getting the Hollywood Treatment
Moroccan cities and desert locales have served as stand-ins for many movies set in other Middle East countries. Some in Morocco would like their country to play itself more often.
He'd Never Seen Jukeboxes Before Immigrating to the US. Now He's a Master at Repairing Them.
Magdi Hanna grew up in Egypt, but when he moved to the United States, he found a calling fixing the decades-old musical machines.
How a Self-Taught Translator Created a Literary Masterpiece One Word at a Time
Deborah Smith only started to learn Korean six years ago. Her translation of Han Kang's book "The Vegetarian" just won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction.
South Africa Is Telling Some Radio Stations They Need to Play Almost All Local Music
It's an effort to encourage people to support more local musicians.