How suicide bombings in Niger fit into the global fight against terrorism. Also, how Burmese students in New York feel about Myanmar’s president visiting the US this week. Plus, fans of Japanese anime bring color and quirkiness to Boston.
British fighter jets scrambled to intercept a passenger plane after reports of an incident on a flight from Pakistan. The plane was diverted and two passengers were arrested. But British police say the incident is not being treated as terrorism. Britain is on full alert two days after the brutal killing of a soldier on the streets of London, by men shouting Islamist slogans. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC’s Angus Crawford at the airport where the plane landed.
Members of the Colombian band Bomba Estéreo performed an acoustic version of a track off their latest album, Elegancia Tropical.
President Obama outlines his policy on drone attacks as part of a speech on counter terrorism. We’ll hear reaction from a country that has been the site of many US drone strikes – Pakistan. And a conversation with best-selling Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about her novel.
US drone strike policies and the case of a 16-year-old American killed by a strike in Yemen. Also, using pedal power to manage mega traffic in Brazil’s largest city. And a music video from Chinese artist and dissident, Ai Weiwei.
The governments of Saudi Arabia and the Philippines have signed an agreement giving Filipino workers more rights.
Tuesday on The World, the aftermath of the deadly Oklahoma tornado. Also, Apple Computer’s low global tax payments are causing trouble for Irish authorities accused of giving Apple a special tax deal. And, artists in Cairo take advantage of distracted Egyptian authorities and install provocative public art.
Syrian government forces a push deeper into rebel-held town with the help of Lebanon’s militant group Hezbollah. Also, the real prospect for mining minerals from the bottom of the sea. And, the blossoming of the world’s worst-smelling flower.
Hundreds of garment factories reopened in Bangladesh after three days of protests about pay and working conditions. We hear from some survivors of the devastating factory collapse in Dhaka. Also, an Italian photographer documents old Hollywood sets in North Africa. And the power of political cartoons to rattle despots and citizens alike. Those stories and more on PRI’s The World.
How the scandals rocking the Obama Administration look to the world outside the US. Also, the push to improve conditions for domestic workers, many of whom are immigrant women. Plus, protests over Berlin’s new Barbie Dreamhouse Experience.
The struggle between press freedom and national security, also, wrestling puts the US, Iran and Russia all on the same page for a change. And, is it normal to pay $21 for an ice cream? It is, apparently, if you’re a tourist visiting Rome.
The American diplomat detained in Russia this week and accused of being a spy wasn’t exactly carrying the latest spy gadgets. His props — including a blond wig — seemed very old school. Anchor Marco Werman finds what’s old and what’s new in the spy business from Peter Earnest, executive director of the International Spy Museum in Washington.
A gruesome video out of Syria highlights the brutality of the civil war there. Also, a new film tells the stories of children who survived the Holocaust. And, a push to popularize a martial art that some say is indigenous to Ukraine.
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer. Saudi Arabian doctor Samia Al-Amoudi became one of the first Saudi women to go public about her breast cancer, and has been trying to reduce the stigma of breast cancer across the Arab world ever since.
Filmmaker Marian Marzynski survived the holocaust as a child in Poland by leaving his parents behind and hiding his identity. He recently returned to Poland with other child survivors, and they tell their stories in his new film, “Never Forget to Lie.”