Paris

Why World War I still matters, 100 years after it began

One hundred years after the First World War, boundaries established after the armistice at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh hour" still shape many of today's conflicts. From ISIS's invasion of Mosul to Boko Haram's kidnapping of schoolgirls, GlobalPost co-founder Charles Sennott journeys from Iraq to Nigeria to the Balkans to Northern Ireland and the Holy Land to see how WWI's history lives on, the lessons learned — and far too often not learned.

Global Scan

'Egypt's Jon Stewart' is still off the air

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, described as Egypt's version of Daily Show host Jon Stewart, found himself without a TV network after his show was pulled by his own network last week, with no sign he'd be allowed back on. Plus, the Philippines are reeling after the strong storm to make landfall ever recorded slammed into the island nation. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer and Global Hit

The answer to our Geo Quiz is Nha Trang, the Vietnamese coastal resort that hosted this year's Miss Universe Pageant. And for today's Global Hit we'll hear the title track from a CD called Fragile Beauty. It's a new album by Vietnamese duo.

Lifestyle & Belief

Paris terror alert

Police in Paris evacuated the Eiffel Tower last night after they received a bomb threat. France is on a higher than normal state of alert after it got information that a female suicide bomber was planning an attack. Anita Elash reports from Paris.

Arts, Culture & Media

Packaging You Can Eat

Have you ever eaten a cocktail? Held a mouthful of juice in your hand? A team of chefs, chemists, and designers has come up with a way for you to do just that. Ari Daniel Shapiro of our partner program NOVA reports.