Pakistan’s former ambassador to the US is free to return to his family in the United States. Husain Haqqani spent the past three months in Pakistan under order not to leave the country while being investigated for his alleged involvement in a controversial memo asking the Pentagon to help curb the Pakistani Army.
A TV show is also making headlines in Pakistan. The show’s anchor was fired for producing a program in which she raided a public park in Karachi, hounding young dating couples and questioning their morality.
Advances in medical technology, combined with the fact that people are living longer, means that more and more of us pass away with some kind of surgical implant. Have you ever wondered what happens to those metal implants after die? A Dutch company has been recycling them, giving the bulk of the proceeds to charity.
British dog breeds such as the English Setter are being pushed towards extinction by the growing popularity of more exotic dogs such as Chihuahuas, new figures suggest.
The Republican presidential candidates are trying to woo Florida’s Hispanic voters this week. That includes native Venezuelans, an up-and-coming group of Florida voters.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for January 30, 2012. Artists featured are: TriBeCaStan, Marcos Valle, Moriba Koita, Brazilian Groove Band.
A US Air Force F-15 was lost last year in the NATO war over Libya. On board were a pilot, Maj. Kenneth Harney and Capt. Tyler Stark who tell their stories now after the official investigation is over.
We are looking for two cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo where the African-designed tablet went on sale.
Mayra Andrade is often compared to the late, great singer Cesária Évora. She’s certainly one of Cape Verde’s brightest musical stars with a voice that sounds like steel swaddled in soft cotton.
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There was more violence in Baghdad on Friday, as a suicide bomber detonated a car filled with explosives near a funeral procession in a Shia area.
The last US troops left Iraq in December. And although suicide attacks and car-bombs are an every day reality there, President Obama has declared the US war in Iraq over. Saint Louis residents have organized a “Welcome Home” vets parade.
The Republican candidates are in Florida. To capture the state, it’s key to appeal to Hispanic voters. And no Latino group is more important in Florida than Miami’s Cubans.
The government of the Maldives plans to make the Indian Ocean island nation “carbon neutral” by 2020. It’s an effort to set an example for other countries and help avert the possible inundation of much of the country in the face of rising sea levels.