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.
A series of explosions blew the roof off the Blue Rhino propane gas plant in central Florida late Monday night.
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.
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.