Daniella Cheslow is a reporter and editor based in Washington, DC. She has reported from Germany, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Israel and Hungary for The World and other outlets, including the Associated Press, NPR and The New York Times.
Conflict & Justice
University of Florida graduate Lara Alqasem applied and got accepted to a master's program at Hebrew University. But Israeli authorities say her political past disqualifies her.
Her district, Teltow-Flaeming, is home to 165,00 people including about 2,500 refugees and asylum-seekers. The area has been recognized by the American NGO Cultural Vistas for its success in integrating newcomers. Yet, some people here are uneasy with their new neighbors. They say migrants bring crime and have harassed women on the street.
Berlin doesn't have many buildings with air-conditioning so people are looking for ways to cool off. One of the best is visiting an underground ruin from World War II.
A natural spring in the shadow of Cape Town's Table Mountain provides a measure of relief — and a new pop-up community — for drought-strapped residents.
When Cape Town's growing water crisis started bubbling up last year, a local radio station in the South African city jumped on the beat with wall-to-wall coverage and water-saving tips for listeners.