Western-style weddings are so popular in Japan that wedding companies can’t find enough ministers to fill the demand. So they hire anyone who fits the profile.
There was a deadly fire Wednesday in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos that killed at least one person and injured 30 others.
For the Geo Quiz, we are looking for a sea that borders Britain, Holland and Denmark and has long been the site of important European shipping lanes as well as a major fishery.
The origins of the glass harp can be traced to Benjamin Franklin, who developed one of the early versions of this instrument before it fell out of fashion for about a hundred years. Today, two classically trained musicians from Poland are touring the world with a glass harp of their own. The couple performs under the name GlassDuo.
Results of Egypt’s vote on a new Islamist-backed constitution. We get the latest from Cairo. Also, a World War II heroine is honored, thanks to the work of a Belgian historian who discovered she was still alive and well. And we explore the origins of Maggi seasoning, a condiment many cultures claim as their own.
Christians may be a minority in India, but Christmas is a national holiday. And citizens of all religions celebrate the festival, which Indians call the Badaa Din, or the Big Day.
In Egypt, supporters of a new constitution are claiming victory. The country’s electoral commission announced Tuesday that the constitution was approved with 63.8 percent of the vote.
Tunes Spun On The World between our reports on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012. Artists featured are Kitka, Marta Sebestyen, Lisa Lynne, Nightnoise, Jon Kennedy, Tone Loc, Bananarama, and The Enchanters.
On December 20th, The World’s News Editor, Chris Woolf, was naturalized as a US citizen, at a ceremony with 365 other applicants at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall. He live tweeted the whole event.
The UN peace envoy meets with Syria’s president in Damascus. Protests escalate in India following a gang rape in Delhi. And celebrating Christmas in Hebrew.
United Nations’ peace envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi, met with Syria’s President Assad on Monday to seek ways to end the civil war there. This past weekend saw some of the most horrific violence, as a line of people waiting to buy bread were hit by an air strike.
International art market expert Godfrey Barker speaks with Host Lisa Mullins about Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Nahmad, one of the world’s most influential art dealers, who died last month at age 80.
In South Korea, Christmas is more of a couples holiday than a family or religious celebration. Jason Strother went to a Christmas eve “mass blind date” event in Seoul and sent this story.
Tunes Spun On The World between our reports on Monday, December 24, 2012. Artists featured are Mdungu, Baraban, Toubab Krewe, Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe & Yomo Toro, African Guitar Summit, and Silina Musango.
The National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre continued his efforts to oppose gun regulations and to install armed security guards in US schools. LaPierre spoke Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press and trumpeted what he said was Israel’s model for dealing with school violence. Some Israelis have called the comment ludicrous.