Israelis are cautiously optimistic about a ceasefire with Hamas. Also, helping victims of a natural disaster reclaim their damaged family snapshots. And those turkeys being served today are not as American as you think.
Syrian rebels say they’ve won control of a strategic region in the east of the country, bordering Iraq, with the fall of an army base in Mayadeen.
The World’s Matthew Bell visited the southern Israeli city of Beersheba to see how people feel a day after the declaration of a ceasefire with Hamas. He says most believe it was the right thing to do but they don’t think it will hold for very long.
The week-long conflict between Israel and Hamas sparked a lot of references in the media to “collateral damage.” Qasim Rashid, National Spokesman for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community wrote in a piece in “The Daily Beast” this week saying that “Prophet Muhammad is history’s first major figure to condemn collateral damage in word and deed.”
After a natural disaster, volunteers often come from far and wide to help survivors cope. Some of these volunteers focus on helping disaster victims reclaim damaged family snapshots.
Many Americans with family roots elsewhere in the world celebrate Thanksgiving meals that don’t include turkey or cranberry sauce.
The turkey, or at least the commercial breeds available in the US, did not originate here. Credit goes instead to the Aztecs of Mesoamerica who first domesticated the bird 2500 years ago, and the Spanish conquistadors who escorted it along a circuitous journey to the US.
This year, reporter Beenish Ahmed celebrated Eid al-Adha in a way she hadn’t before: in her parents’ home country of Pakistan.
For the Geo Quiz, we’re looking for a town in Canada that’s billing itself as the future home of a super-sized ski resort, the only year-round ski resort in North America, in fact.
Every year, millions of pilgrims travel to a temple in southern India to witness miracles. Rationalists protest that the miracles are fake.