A new graphic from The World illustrates how more and more people in developing countries are taking up smoking, while people in developing nations are quitting. In much of the developing world, lung cancer is well on its way to becoming a leading cause of death, and experts predict tobacco deaths will shift dramatically from the rich to the poor in the 21st century.
Boston’s Mayor Tom Menino allowed free parking in the city center through Sunday as part of a push to get people to not flinch, and come quickly back to the scarred downtown, and Boylston Street in particular.
The crowd was getting a little restless by the time the Nimbaya drum and dance group stepped onto the stage for the Festival International de Louisiane [...]
One historian argues that 1979 was the decisive turning point in modern history. The World’s Chris Woolf remembers the world that changed.
Three years ago, teachers on strike broke down the gate at COSAT, disrupted classrooms, and demanded that the school join their strike. Was this about to happen again?
Uli Hoeneß had it all: As a soccer star in the 1970s, he was instrumental in the Euro 72 and 74 World Cup triumphs of Germany’s national team before becoming a very successful general-manager with his club Bayern Munich. Now, Hoeneß is under investigation for allegedly evading taxes on assets deposited in a Swiss bank account.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Massachusetts General Hospital psychiatrist Paula Rauch speaks with The World’s Peter Thomson about how kids experience violent events, and how parents can talk with their kids about them.
On the way to Khayelitsha, reporter Anders Kelto’s path is blocked by angry protesters, portable toilets, and a burning truck. Meanwhile, at COSAT, students debate the role of violent protests in post-apartheid South Africa.
I expect there will be no random wandering at the Boston Marathon next year. At least not without going through a security cordon.
In this video, The World’s Marco Werman covers the aftermath of the Boston marathon near the site of the explosions. If you were at the marathon or have a story to tell, share it here.
After living for seven years in the Middle East, I’m still not entirely in sync with American holidays, let alone particular Massachusetts ones. But I took a rare Patriots Day off yesterday to watch our friend John, in from Denver, run the marathon. [...]
It’s a holiday in Israel – Independence Day – so there hasn’t been a whole lot written in reaction to the Boston bombing in the Israeli press. Though, there was a a thoughtful piece at Ha’aretz from writer, Dina Kraft. In Egypt, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood issued a statement [...]
It’s been awhile now since China’s Communist Party was in the business of running communal kitchens and collective farms, telling people who to marry, what to study and where to work, working to monitor their thoughts and speech even as it tried to micromanage a command economy. But exactly what does or should fall within the government’s purview?
All defense counsel representing detainees facing charges before the military commissions in Guantanamo Bay have been forced to stop work as a result of an internal data breach in the Pentagon’s computer system. [...]