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.
That's Aussie for "fair treatment," which Australia's Chinese say they've been denied thanks to a "white superiority" complex and some un-righted wrongs of the past.
Malaysia Airlines has banned infants from flying in the first-class cabins of its jets, it tells fliers on Twitter.
New York's decision to legalize same-sex marriage Twittered, Facebooked and otherwise made its way to gay- and lesbian-friendly Australia, renewing calls for similar equal treatment of two-person unions Down Under.
A new OECD index allows happiness-seekers to see for themselves how countries perform based on a changeable set of "happiness" criteria.
"Howard" may fly in spandex tights and heels, but always respectfully.
Once threatening symbols of paramilitary control, Belfast’s murals are now a tourist attraction.
Erection-enhancing condom, featuring an "erectogenic compound," coming to a Durex stand near you?
Venezuela, Nicaragua and Zimbabwe have made supportive noises — as has Nelson Mandela — or will Muammar Gaddafi "go like Hitler?"
Has Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, met his match in Geoffrey Robertson?