Global Cartoons
A radio personality drew popular cartoon Tintin into Bangladesh scenes while quarantining — to the delight of fans
The World July 12, 2021
Several months ago, Bangladeshi radio personality R. J. Apu, who grew up reading the comics throughout the 1990s — and whose actual name is Zahidul Haque Apu — created cover art that shows Tintin in various cities across the country.
Commentary: How The HALO Trust helped keep me alive in Afghanistan
The World June 11, 2021
In the aftermath of the attack on Tuesday on The HALO Trust in Afghanistan, Chris Woolf, a former journalist for the BBC and The World, recounts how the group saved his life.
A new film explores the stories of 6 men from China who survived the Titanic sinking
The World June 04, 2021
Some hid their experiences after being scapegoated for surviving the shipwreck.
People overlook power of subtraction, says engineer
Innovation Hub June 02, 2021
We systematically add, even when subtraction is the real answer to our problems.
The return of la terrasse in Paris — and a sense of normalcy
The World May 18, 2021
After six months of forced closure, restaurants, cafes and bars in Paris can open for outdoor dining at 50% capacity. 
‘How to Report a Hate Crime’ booklets empower Asian Americans amid rise in discrimination
The World May 18, 2021
When Asian Americans face discrimination, it's not always clear how to report it. Esther Lim tries to bridge this gap with booklets on how to report hate crimes in native Asian languages.
Arts, Culture & Media
Treasure hunts — they’re not just for pirates
The World April 20, 2021
In France, an antique collector has buried two halves of a key that will unlock a golden casket worth nearly $1 million. Find out how the “The Golden Treasure of the Entente Cordiale" treasure hunt hails back to the days of King Edward VII.
Arts, Culture & Media
India’s ‘streaming dream’ may dim with new digital regulations
The World April 14, 2021
With online news outlets and streaming platforms now under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, content creators may face new layers of bureaucracy, regulation and censorship. 
The Big Fix
Author Kim Nicholas on the five stages of 'radical climate acceptance'
The World March 25, 2021
Kim Nicholas, a climate scientist at Lund University in Sweden, has a new book out this week, "Under the Sky We Make: How to be a Human in a Warming World," to help people understand where they fit into solving the climate crisis. 
The woman who shot Benito Mussolini was forgotten for decades. Ireland wants to change that.
The World March 17, 2021
Violet Gibson from Dublin never made it into the history books. But she did come very close to changing the course of 20th-century Europe. She shot Benito Mussolini in 1926. Nearly a century later, the Irish capital is going to honor her. 
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