World Horizons

  • Italy: Silky smooth revival

    Clusters of silkworms munch on piles of locally grown mulberry leaves in Italy’s northern Veneto region. They are nourishing hopes of a revival of Italy’s 1,000-year-old silk industry. Decades after…

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  • Zimbabwe: CASH as souvenirs

    On the online auction site eBay, a 100 trillion Zimbabwean dollar note is a collector’s item fetching up to U.S. $35, a small fortune compared with the U.S. 40 cents…

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  • Africa: Albino hunters beware

    Malawi has ordered police to shoot “dangerous criminals” who attack albinos to sell their body parts for witchcraft. “Shoot every criminal who is violent when caught red-handed abducting people with…

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  • Poland/Russia: Answering the call of duty

    NATO aircraft scream across Eastern European skies, and American armored vehicles rumble near the border with Russia on a mission to reassure citizens that they’re safe from Russian aggression. These…

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