Thailand
Photo by Sophia Lee

Feelings of helplessness

Travel
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/11/15, 01:53 pm

WORLD reporter Sophia Lee is traveling through Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma, and other Southeast Asian countries. She’s sending us regular reports of what she sees, feels, and does—Nellie Bly–style.

BANGKOK, Thailand—What do you say to a grown man who weeps in front of you?

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Photo by Sophia Lee

Bangkok's goopy pot of spiritual confusion

Travel
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/07/15, 04:54 pm

WORLD reporter Sophia Lee is traveling through Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma, and other Southeast Asian countries. She’s sending us regular reports of what she sees, feels, and does—Nellie Bly–style.

BANGKOK, Thailand—There’s a saying in Korean: “You can’t spit at a smiling face.” Here in Bangkok, I think if I spat at a smiling Thai face, that person would still be smiling.

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Globe Trot: ISIS razes historic Palmyra piece by piece

International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/31/15, 02:22 pm

SYRIA: At the ancient Palmyra site, Islamic State militants are attempting to destroy the Temple of Baal, a Roman-era structure, here seen from space. Oxford archaeologist Robert Bewler predicts Palmyra will be razed piece by piece, “to keep the publicity machine running.”

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