One of the leading activists from South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement has launched a new party. Mamphela Ramphele says her new party will challenge the ruling African National Congress in the 2014 elections. Anchor Katy Clark gets the details from The World’s Anders Kelto in Cape Town.
A meteor exploded over central Russia, shattering windows and causing hundreds of injuries with sonic blasts. Also, why Chicago’s Crime Commission is calling a Mexican drug lord “public enemy no. 1.” Plus, we ride along on a new family activity in car-crazy China: the holiday road trip.
The meteor explosion in Russia comes on the same day as an asteroid passes unusually close to Earth. Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Denton Eble, curator of meteorites at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Eble calls the two events a cosmic coincidence.
South Africa’s paralympian superstar Oscar Pistorius is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend. Also, a US combat veteran’s quest to get the Iraqi interpreter’s family out of Baghdad and to the US. And Bollywood dance-offs are all the rage among Indian-American students in the US.
South Africa passed legislation in the year 2000 to curb gun ownership and has seen a significant decline in gun deaths since then, but gun violence still remains a major problem.
President Barack Obama made his first State of the Union address of his second term. We get reactions from around the globe. Also, researchers in Salzburg, Austraia say they think they have discovered a true image of what Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart looked like. And we get a close look at a 2000-year-old statue of Eros asleep.
With a new global interest in the classic American spirit, what are the different ways you take your bourbon?
North Korea defies UN warnings and conducts it third nuclear test. We find out how China is responding to Pyongyang’s flexing of military muscle. Also, the scramble in Europe to respond to the growing horsemeat scandal there. And bourbon distiller Maker’s Mark dilutes its product to meet growing global demand.
Pope Benedict XVI announces he will resign citing his advanced age. Danish newspaper exposes double-agent that provided intelligence on US drones. And a Frenchman who preserved the music of Ethiopia in the Ethiopique series.
Pope Benedict XVI surprises the world by becoming the first pontiff to resign in nearly 600 years.
The conflict in Mali escalates with a suicide bombing Friday in the northern town of Gao. Also, a new Israeli lawmakers from the controversial Jewish settlement in Hebron. Plus, why Latvians don’t want to give up their currency in favor of the euro.
The final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in South Africa will feature Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Burkina Faso’s Stallions. The World’s Anders Kelto gives the rundown to host Marco Werman.
Why Algeria is a key player in the fight against Islamist extremists in North Africa. Also, Spain offers citizenship to descendants of Jews kicked out of the country during the Inquisition, but there is a hitch. Plus, the retro-jazz sound of Dutch singer Caro Emerald.
New fighting in Mali even as French troops contemplate an exit. Also, what Israelis expect from President Obama’s visit next month. Plus, why mariachi music is making inroads in schools in Texas.
A Justice department memo makes the legal case for killing American cities who are senior al-Qaeda leaders. Also, we speak with the actor who played Osama Bin Laden in the film “Zero Dark Thirty.” Plus, we meet Mexico’s premier bat biologist and hear why he thinks bats need more protection in his country.