Three people in Brazil – a man and two women – have been living together for three years and have a joint bank account, which entitles them to certain family benefits, according to the notary in São Paulo. But the move has been denounced by religious groups and others.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for August 29, 2012. Artists featured are: Kalaban Coura, Moriba Koita, DIG, Omar Sosa, Greg Landau, Afrolicious, Marcos Valle.
North Korea has sent one swimmer to London for the Paralympics, but critics say the country does not treat disabled people well and should not be allowed at the games.
North Korean swimmer Rim Ju-Song got financial help from the British charity Care For Children, after Pyongyang had asked the charity to help with its foster care system.
When Americans go to the polls come November, millions will be voting in languages other than English. It may be the law, but many counties and states don’t comply. And when the topic came up at a Republican presidential debate in January, Mitt Romney spoke out against bilingual ballots.
We’re looking for a mythical place, a continent located in the south of Azeroth, a fictional world that figures in the World of Warcraft.
Nosfeartu D2 was virtually a nameless band when it broke up in 2007, but developed a cult following on the release of its debut album two years later by one diehard fan.
Here are some of the stories we’re thinking about this morning through a selection of tweets from The World’s newsroom, Tuesday August 28.
Two typhoons wreak havoc in Asia, as Hurricane Issac churns toward the Gulf coast. Also, Colombia launches into new peace talks with the leftist FARC rebels. Plus, new music from a thumb piano player from Zimbabwe.
While the United States is braced for the weather to come from Tropical Storm Isaac – typhoons have already caused devastation in Asia. Nine Chinese fisherman were killed when their boats hit rocks of the South Korean coast.
A series of forest fires continue to blaze in the mountains outside Madrid forcing thousands to flee their homes and creating a political firestorm. There are some 4,000 fires raging this summer, and firefighters say that budget cuts have made their job next to impossible.
In Islamabad, a Christian girl accused of desecrating a holy book was recognized by authorities to be a minor, and suffering from some mental impairment.
An Israeli court has ruled that the death of an American activist Rachel Corrie, who was crushed in Gaza nine years ago, was a regrettable incident.
Anchor Marco Werman talks to Nathan Guttman of the Israeli Broadcasting Authority, who evaluates Mitt Romney’s efforts to cast himself as Israel’s best friend.
Iraq war veterans Jacqueline Keavney Lader and Don Lader, who have been honoring those killed by addressing gun violence issues and their own struggles with PTSD after the Aurora incident.