Rebels in Syria are making bombs and improvized explosive devices to assist in their struggle against government forces. The BBC’s James Reynolds went to see a rebel bomb-making factory and training center, and describes it to anchor Marco Werman.
While Washington debates what to do about guns, some gun advocates are looking abroad for inspiration, to Switzerland. They say the Swiss have high gun ownership rates, low crime, and lots of freedom. But some Swiss reject the comparison.
Activists in Somalia are demanding that their new government do more to investigate rape charges, especially those directed at men in uniform.
China is suffering through its fourth bout of extreme air pollution in the past month. It’s gotten so bad that people online are calling for a China version of the Clean Air Act.
In the West African country of Guinea Bissau, cocaine traffickers teamed up with the military last year to topple the civilian government. Now that civilian government is in exile in Portugal, the former colonial power.
Can you name the town where Garrett McNamara may have broken a record for surfing a 100 foot monster wave just off the northern coast of Portugal? We speak with Ruy Enes, who runs The Surfing Camp in Oporto, Portugal.
Tonight a new TV series, “The Americans,” premiers on FX. The show harkens back to the Cold War days. Anchor, Marco Werman talks with writer and co-creator of the series, Joe Weisberg.
France’s former first lady, Carla Bruni is going back to her old job of chanteuse. For five years Bruni didn’t record an album out of respect for presidential protocol. But now that her husband is out of office, she’s letting loose.
Egyptian women organize to protect themselves from sexual violence during protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Also, how farming fits into the immigration reform equation. Plus, a dose of rock music from Swedish band Graveyard.
Egyptian general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned about a possible “collapse of the state.” His warning comes amid a wave of protests and violence that’s left more than 50 people dead.
The renewed protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square have been followed by new reports of sexual violence against women there.
The Pentagon’s decision to lift the ban on women in combat may be a case of regulations catching up to reality. Women have long served in roles where they face the same dangers as front-line combat soldiers.
British newspaper pulls a controversial cartoon of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amid charges of antisemitism. But the debates rages among and between politicians, cartoonists, Israelis and Jews and non-Jews over what constitutes antisemitism and the sometimes prickly issue of freedom of speech.
A community organization that aims to improve living conditions in the slums of Kolkata, India, takes an unusual approach. It relies on local children to hold elders and political leaders accountable.
As the immigration reform battle begins, farmers are clamoring for policies that would ease hiring workers, while workers are demanding more rights. Reporter Adrian Florido reports from California.