That wildly popular online New York Times dialect quiz illustrates, among other things, how rooted our word choices are in the environment we live in.
A survey by the NOP World Culture Score Index found that residents of India read the most per week on average, while Thailand was second and China came in third. The US trailed at number 22.
Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, which has been declared a terrorist organization and pushed almost completely underground.
The tiny Fahamu Refugee Programme has an ambitious goal: provide lawyers and advocates around the world with the legal resources they need to win a refugee's case.