The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Former President George H.W. Bush’s last words, as spoken to his son, George W. Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush spoke his final words in a phone call with his son, former President George W. Bush, a source familiar with Bush’s final hours told CNN.In their conversation on speakerphone, the son told the senior George Bush that he had been a “wonderful father.”

#Bush #RIP# TheUnitedStatesofAmerica

Uganda Hosts First Beauty Contest for People with Albinism

“The reason I applied is that I want to be in the spotlight to represent albinism and I also need to raise awareness. Starting with the parents of people with albinism. Because there are things they do to children thinking they’re helping them when they’re not doing them any favors”, said Paul Wakibona, another contestant.


Polish activists are under attack for standing up to hate

Speaking to me last month in Warsaw, the women’s lawyer expressed his incredulity that not only are nationalists and fascists marching again in a city so blighted by these forces during the World War II, but that those who stood up to them have been detained and dragged through the courts.


Pluto in glorious color images

NASA’s New Horizons mission is helping us understand worlds at the edge of our solar system by making the first explorations of Pluto and venturing deeper into the mysterious Kuiper Belt — a relic of our solar system formation.


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