Yiddish, the traditional language of European Jews, was almost entirely wiped out by the Holocaust and Israel's emphasis on Hebrew. But one man is attempting to save some space for it.
Qaddafi's influence in the region remains strong, despite Niger's recognition of the rebel government, making it difficult for the government and people to make up their minds.
Today's picks warn that Somalia's famine is about to get worse, give an inside look at sex-selection in India, and poke fun at that Twitter war between Western peacekeepers and the Taliban.
After holding off on attacking Bani Walid and Sirte for weeks, Libya's rebels have launched their assaults on the two remaining Qaddafi strongholds.
Guest blogger Zama Ndlovu grew up being told that whiteness was the benchmark for success. Now she details how she embraced 'black consciousness,' thanks in part to the writings of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko.
Janice Lathen brought more than computers to a remote part of Tanzania. She brought a window on the world.
Mexico has much tougher gun laws than the US, but towns desperate to contain crime might be wishing for easier access for their communities.
Clashes broke out in southern Yemen, where government forces are battling militants they say belong to the local Al Qaeda affiliate. In the capital, they're engaged with tribal fighters.
Today's Good Reads look into whether Islamists are taking over Libya, as Qaddafi warned, if Bush's war on terror instigated the Arab Spring, and how the FBI is training agents to see mainstream Muslims as radicals.
The Iranian judiciary's denial that the detained US hikers were about to be released may reflect a power struggle between President Ahmadinejad and clerics.
In an effort to attract younger people, an annual music festival in Mozart's town of Salzburg now also features avant-garde theater productions, very different from the classical performances it is known for.