‘The Casual Vacancy’ is not like Harry Potter. Rowling’s latest novel is decidedly for adults. The World’s Alex Gallafent talks with anchor Marco Werman about the type of local English government that forms the backdrop to the novel, and about related developments in the Church of England.
Singer Andy Williams has died at the age of 84. He had a number of hits in the US – like his signature rendition of “Moon River.”
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for September 26, 2012. Artists featured are: Drumagick, Dub is a Weapon, The English Beat, Moriba Koita, Gipys Kings.
A recent decision by several Iranian universities is drawing criticism from international human rights groups. The universities are barring women from 76 fields of undergraduate studies, including math and chemistry.
People in South Korea are taking out loans for education and housing, racking up personal debt, and prompting worries that Korea could have its own debt crisis.
For our Geo Quiz we’re trying to track down some pizza rustlers, some cheese pizza rustlers. Police in Southern Ontario are investigating an unusual criminal case that involves some local pizzerias.
A move by Haiti’s president to step up protection of a key national park has led to a deadly conflict with longtime residents.
Anchor Marco Wermna talks about the latest jazzy sound coming from the Jamaican ska innovator Ernest Ranglin.
The question asked in the Guardian article is whether anyone even cares about naked breasts anymore [...]
Take a behind the scenes look into our newsroom as we live blog about our editorial process.
Obama and Romney present their foreign policy agendas. Also, the Chinese take on Beijing’s rocky leadership transition. Plus, an Ethiopian hero of the Korean War tells his story.
President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney both delivered speeches about American foreign policy today. The two men offered contrasting visions of what America’s role should be in shaping events beyond its shores.
Drones have become a powerful symbol of US military might abroad, and a focus of anti-American dissent.
Drones are not just being used for military spying, but have got a whole new purpose: adventure sports and taking aerial pictures of some extraordinary natural beauty.
Global warming is eating away at glaciers around the world. In Peru, a few intrepid souls have decided not to sit by watching, but to try and do something about it. Daniel Grossman reports on efforts to keep one glacier from melting, and to restore another glacier that’s already disappeared.