Breaking News writer in Brisbane
Freya Petersen was born in New York City and raised in Australia, and has worked as a journalist in Asia, Europe and the United States. Before joining GlobalPost, she lived for four years in Paris, working as a reporter and editor for the broadcaster France 24 and the International Herald Tribune (New York Times Co.). She began her career in Sydney, as a reporter and chief of staff at country's biggest selling metropolitan broadsheet, the Sydney Morning Herald. An avid traveler, whether on assignment or vacation, she has most recently spent time in Iran, Lebanon, Myanmar, South America, the Balkans and Russia. She has written and produced Web video reports for the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, London Telegraph, South China Morning Post and Sydney Morning Herald. She now lives in Brisbane, Australia.
Kevin Rudd, who only weeks ago took over the leadership of the ruling Labor Party, told Australian troops at Tarin Kowt that "it's about time we brought you back."
Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the killing of scores of Arab Brotherhood supporters during a sit-in at a Cairo mosque, calling for its Arab ally to respect freedom of expression.
The Indianapolis Fire Department said the bus, full of kids returning home from summer camp, was attempting a turn at high speed off I-465.
A man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter over a nighttime speedboat crash on the Hudson River that killed a bride-to-be and the best man in her wedding party.
In a speech to bishops in Rio De Janeiro, Francis blamed an exodus of faithful from the Brazilian Catholic Church squarely on bishops' lack of understanding of followers' problems.