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.
Kim Jong Un, the Hermit Kingdom's 30-year-old leader, attended the parade of goose-stepping soldiers and machines in the main plaza in Pyongyang.
Reports are emerging that Francisco Jose Garzon, 52, was ordered to slow down before the crash that killed 78 in north-west Spain.
Tunisian opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi, shot dead yesterday, was killed with the same gun used to assassinate Chokri Belaid six months ago, according to a report.
Mick Jagger celebrates his 70th birthday on Friday, July 26, and the best wishes, tributes and recollections are rolling in.
Mohamed Morsi was reportedly being held on charges he killed a soldier and conspired with the Palestinian militant group Hamas, as the country saw rival protests turn violent.
Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, the driver of the Spanish train that derailed outside Santiago de Compostela, has been detained by police amid allegations that the train was speeding when it crashed.
Pope Francis has called on the world's rich to help wipe out inequalities, in between visits to Rio de Janeiro's favelas and the famous Copacabana beach.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says Australia's plan to send asylum seekers arriving by boat to neighbouring Papua New Guinea for processing may be in breach of international law.
After a quick visit from Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge whisked the newly named George Alexander Louis to the in-laws' place outside of London, the BBC reported.
Bo Xilai, a former senior official in China's Communist Party, has been charged with corruption in one of the country's biggest political scandals.