For today’s geography quiz, we take you to a small Norwegian town where a big battle is brewing over some local agricultural products.
The World’s Alex Gallafent looks at the online sensation Jacob Collier, a young Englishman who loves to sing and arrange. Collier has created an online hit with his version of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely?”
World-renowned cyclist Lance Armstrong is stripped of his Tour de France titles. Ethiopia’s political future is uncertain following the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. A teen teacher helps the Kurdish language make a come back in Turkey.
Here are some of the stories we’re thinking about this morning through a selection of tweets from The World’s newsroom, Friday August 24.
Anders Breivik who killed 77 people in a bombing and then shooting rampage last year in Norway, has been given the maximum sentence for his crimes – 21 years. Host Marco Werman talks with Christin Bjelland of a group representing survivors and the families of those affected by Breivik’s attacks.
As Anders Breivik now enters the prison system, the possibility remains – however remote – that he will be released in the future. Host Marco Werman talks with Thomas Ugelvik from the University of Oslo about justice – Norway style.
Haiti’s government announced that the National Palace will be torn down, with work beginning in 10 days.
Today, the US Anti-Doping Agency moved to strip cyclist Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles — and ban him from the sport for life. The move comes after Armstrong announced he would stop fighting doping charges against him. Brian Holcombe, editor of Velo Magazine, tells anchor Marco Werman it was Armstrong’s only way out.
While some French cycling professionals welcomed the US Anti-Doping Agency’s announcement that Lance Armstrong could be stripped of his ‘Tour de France’ titles and banned from the sport, others feel that this is a sad day for cycling and a let down for Armstrong’s fans.
Fabrice Jouhaud of L’Equipe, France’s largest daily sports newspaper-says the news has not surprised anyone there.
The fighting in Aleppo, Syria, is as bad as any seen in Mogadishu, Grozny or Fallujah at the height of those conflicts, according to Ghaith Abdul Ahad, a reporter with UK’s The Guardian.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for August 24, 2012. Artists featured are: Dub is a Weapon, Afrolicious, Toubab Krewe, Mario Grigorov.
Turkey had a ban on Kurdish in public places. So Kurdish children didn’t learn their language in school and their parents often didn’t speak it at home, but one young teacher is changing that.
Geoffrey York, Africa correspondent for The Toronto Globe and Mail speaks to Marco Werman about his visit to artisanal mining operations in Democratic Republic of the Congo, where children work in horrendous conditions.
Researchers in Britain want to better understand the habits of the Northern hairy wood ant, one of the country’s more interesting ant species. And they’re going to use tiny radio tags to do it.
Adrian Sherwood is known for pushing the boundaries in the genre of music knowns as dub. The London-based producer pushes them even further on his new album Survival & Resistance. Sherwood tells anchor Marco Werman how he’s brought dubstep into the 21st century.