October 11, 2012 The Taliban threatened the Yousafzai family in northern Pakistan for years because they were outspoken in supporting girls' education. NPR reporter Philip Reeves recounts his previous meetings with the family patriarch, whose daughter, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai, is now fighting for her life.
October 8, 2012 As the Berlin Wall was coming down, East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, tore up millions of files. More than two decades later, the vast array of secret papers collected by the Stasi is still in huge demand. Archivists are now using groundbreaking computer technology to reconstruct those files.
September 21, 2012 If you need help in ultramodern Berlin, the low-tech tradition of posting a note on a lamppost may yield the best results. Just ask Maira Becke, who has turned to the city's many avid lamppost readers for help recovering a beloved stiletto shoe.
August 13, 2012 The London 2012 Olympics were billed as the Social Games, with fans following along on Twitter, Facebook and other services. But it might be remembered as "The Crying Games," for the swelling of emotions many Britons experienced. We run down some of the winners and losers of the Summer Olympics.
August 3, 2012 Never before have British sports fans sung the national anthem or flourished their Union flags with such gusto. Never before have British commentators yelled so loudly at the slightest sign their countryfolk may secure a medal.