Need to Know http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24831/all en Rwanda's schoolyard tech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/education/100408/rwandas-schoolyard-tech <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Central African country carves out a digital future, one laptop at a time. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jon Rosen </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Photo caption: Rwandan schoolchildren use the XO computer in their classroom. The computer is provided by the One Laptop Per Chlld program. (Jon Rosen/GlobalPost)</p> <p>KIGALI, Rwanda &mdash; As they cram in front of their green and white laptop, Gabiro Vainqueur, 10, and Agape Pacifique, 12, are at odds over their afternoon assignment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/education/100408/rwandas-schoolyard-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Need to Know Education Technology Thu, 15 Apr 2010 11:56:00 +0000 Jon Rosen 5540835 at http://www.globalpost.com Education: Teaching infrastructure and other new necessities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/education/100225/india-education-fulbright-technology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How "old" technologies are helping scholars reinvent the New India. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shailaja Neelakantan </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW DELHI, India &mdash; Last summer John Atchley was working for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and writing his application for a Fulbright scholarship to study India&#39;s water crisis when a serendipitous discovery of &quot;The Power Broker&quot; caused him to rethink his plans.</p> <p>Reading Robert A. Caro&#39;s book about the legendary urban planner Robert Moses and the building of New York, including its highway system, Atchley saw parallels to modern-day India.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/education/100225/india-education-fulbright-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Asia-Pacific Education India Tue, 06 Apr 2010 10:49:00 +0000 Shailaja Neelakantan 5528631 at http://www.globalpost.com Teaching Twitter in Havana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/education/100401/blogging-twitter-sanchez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Students squeeze into blogger's living room to learn about Wordpress, Wikipedia and the digital revolution. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nick Miroff </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Photo caption: Yoani Sanchez sits with her computer in her apartment in Havana, Oct. 3, 2007. Sanchez runs a Blogger Academy out of her living room. (Claudia Daut/Reuters)</p> <p>HAVANA, Cuba &mdash; As an educational institution, Cuba&rsquo;s Blogger Academy suffers from a few notable deficiencies. Its six-month course doesn&rsquo;t grant an accredited degree, and its single, cramped classroom &mdash; the living room of founder Yoani Sanchez &mdash; isn&rsquo;t even hooked up to the internet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/education/100401/blogging-twitter-sanchez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Americas Education Technology Cuba Fri, 02 Apr 2010 10:57:00 +0000 Nick Miroff 5539060 at http://www.globalpost.com Life, death and the Taliban: Blowback http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taliban/blowback <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What we don't know is killing us. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> C.M. Sennott </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PESHAWAR, <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/pakistan">Pakistan</a> — On a dusty plain not far from the border with <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/afghanistan">Afghanistan</a>, mud-brick walls weathered by rain and time still mark the boundaries of what were once sprawling Afghan refugee camps.</p> <p>The walls are a crumbling memory of the first time I came to this frontier town in 1995 to report on what was then a new force in the region, the Taliban.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taliban/blowback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Need to Know Asia-Pacific Pakistan Fri, 07 Aug 2009 14:22:00 +0000 C.M. Sennott 2615208 at http://www.globalpost.com What’s Moscow’s game plan for eastern Ukraine? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140422/moscow-game-plan-eastern-ukraine <p>MOSCOW &mdash; Will it or won&rsquo;t it?</p> <p>As Ukraine slips deeper into crisis over its rebellious pro-Russian east, many are asking whether Moscow&rsquo;s prepared to invade the region under the pretext of defending its aggrieved Russian-speakers, much as it did in Crimea earlier this year.</p> <p>Despite the tough talk from top Kremlin officials, some experts say Moscow&rsquo;s next move is still anyone&rsquo;s guess.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140422/moscow-game-plan-eastern-ukraine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know ukraine crisis Conflict Zones Europe Politics Russia United States Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:21:40 +0000 Dan Peleschuk 6127893 at http://www.globalpost.com US is sending about 600 troops to eastern Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/140422/us-sending-600-troops-eastern-europe-reassure-na 'It's a very tangible representation of our commitment to our security obligations in Europe,' a top Defense Department spokesman said.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/140422/us-sending-600-troops-eastern-europe-reassure-na" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know United States Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:24:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6127800 at http://www.globalpost.com India's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi slams anti-Muslim remarks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/140422/indias-prime-ministerial-candidate-narendra-modi-sla Modi himself is tainted by accusations that he turned a blind eye to, or even encouraged, Hindu-Muslim riots in Gujarat in 2002.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/140422/indias-prime-ministerial-candidate-narendra-modi-sla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know India Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:53:16 +0000 Rajesh Kumar Singh, Thomson Reuters 6127785 at http://www.globalpost.com The death toll of the sunken South Korean ferry climbs to 121 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/140422/the-death-toll-the-sunken-south-korean-ferry-c The operations have transitioned from rescue to recovery and identification as hopes have all but vanished that any passengers will be found alive.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/140422/the-death-toll-the-sunken-south-korean-ferry-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know South Korea Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:03:31 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6127695 at http://www.globalpost.com Here's why the world's youngest nation is on the brink of collapse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140422/heres-why-the-worlds-youngest-nations-the-brink-collapse The United Nations has warned that more than a million people are at risk of famine in South Sudan, with some five million needing aid. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140422/heres-why-the-worlds-youngest-nations-the-brink-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Need to Know Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:39:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6127544 at http://www.globalpost.com A Saudi prince is accused of killing 2,000 of these endangered birds while on safari in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/140422/saudi-prince-accused-killing-2000-endangered-birds-and-ma <p>Excessive much? A Saudi prince is under fire for allegedly killing 2,000 endangered birds during a safari in Pakistan earlier this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/140422/saudi-prince-accused-killing-2000-endangered-birds-and-ma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Green Asia-Pacific Wildlife News Middle East Saudi Arabia Science Pakistan Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:24:00 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 6127541 at http://www.globalpost.com South Korea says North Korea may be close to carrying out a nuclear test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/north-korea/140422/south-korea-says-north-korea-may-be-close-carr There's been widespread speculation that the North may stage a provocation to coincide with US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Seoul. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/north-korea/140422/south-korea-says-north-korea-may-be-close-carr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know North Korea Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:11:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6127481 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian court convicts anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny of libel over a tweet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/140422/russian-court-convicts-anti-corruption-blogger-alexei-nav Russian internet providers blocked access to his blog last month at the order of federal prosecutors.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/140422/russian-court-convicts-anti-corruption-blogger-alexei-nav" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Russia Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:41:10 +0000 Maria Tsvetkova, Thomson Reuters 6127395 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine president calls for relaunch of anti-terrorist operation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140422/us-offers-ukraine-50-million-aid-package Acting President Oleksander Turchynov said two 'brutally tortured' bodies had been found near the city of Slaviansk, which is in the hands of pro-Russian militants.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140422/us-offers-ukraine-50-million-aid-package" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Europe Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:38:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6127109 at http://www.globalpost.com UN: Rebels slaughtered 'hundreds' in ethnic massacres in the world's youngest nation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140421/south-sudan-rebels-slaughtered-hundreds-ethnic-massacres-says-un Fighters took to the radio urging rival groups to be forced from the town and for men to rape women from the opposition ethnic group.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140421/south-sudan-rebels-slaughtered-hundreds-ethnic-massacres-says-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Need to Know Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6126691 at http://www.globalpost.com Meb Keflezighi just became the first American to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years (LIVE BLOG) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/140421/one-year-boston-marathon-defies-deadly-terror--0 Across the city, people could be seen wearing 'Boston Strong' shirts, with banners bearing the mantra proudly displayed in stores, restaurants and hotels.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/140421/one-year-boston-marathon-defies-deadly-terror--0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know United States Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Ambika Kandasamy and Emily Lodish 6126677 at http://www.globalpost.com