How Israeli airstrikes in Syria could affect US policy in the Middle East. Also, a fence at the western end of the US-Mexico border becomes a place where divided families can meet. Plus, remembering British-born ballet dancer Frederic Franklin.
Israeli officials say it’s business as usual after this weekend’s reported Israeli airstikes in Syria. But anti-rocket defense batteries have been deployed in the country’s north just in case.
Vali Nasr, dean of the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University and author of “The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat” talks about how Israeli airstrikes into Syria could affect US policy in the Middle East.
Mark Schneider has been obsessed with Napoleon since he was a kid. Now, he’s in the running to play the famous French general at the 200th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium.
Near its western end, the US-Mexico border cuts through a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A high fence splits this place into two. In Tijuana, it’s a paved city plaza behind the bullring. On the American side, it’s a no man’s land patrolled by border guards. But on weekends, it becomes a place where families separated by immigration status can come to spend time together, albeit on opposite sides of a fence.
A conversation with writer Julie Barlow. Barlow and Jean-Benoit Nadeau are co-authors of “The Story of Spanish,” their follow-up to “The Story of French.” Though linguistically similar to French, Spanish has evolved with more freedom and variation, and is now far more widely spoken than French.
Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body awaits burial but the family is having trouble finding an Islamic center to conduct the last rites. Anchor, Marco Werman speaks with Shahina Siddiqui, president of the Islamic Social Services Association in Canada about what’s involved with Islamic last rites.
Researchers say that in Germany before World War II, there were many more Nazi torture and detention sites than previously thought. The evidence comes from an archive of Nazi documents that was only opened to the public in recent years.
The members of The Yellow Dogs fled Tehran’s underground rock scene after being featured in a movie about that scene. They’re now based in Brooklyn, touring the US, and living the dream.
In many cultures, homeless or indigent people are buried in a potter’s field or a common grave. In Denmark advocates for the homeless have come up with a new idea. They’re calling it a cemetery for the homeless, a final resting place for some of the estimated 5,000 homeless people in Denmark.
The World’s Alex Gallafent remembers ballet dancer Frederic Franklin, who’s died in New York aged 98. Franklin got his big break in Paris, back in the 1930s. He later went on to star in the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo before making his home in the United States.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, relations between Moscow and Washington appear to be improving. But is it really the start of a new friendship? Also, the final chapter in our China Past Due series takes a look at political reform. And e rocksteady with Jamaican reggae star Ken Boothe.
The suspected Boston marathon bombers didn’t originally plan to attack the sporting event, focusing instead on the city’s 4th of July celebrations. That’s according to law enforcement officials familiar with what the surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, allegedly told FBI agents in the days after his capture. Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with Frontline and The World’s Arun Rath for an update on the investigation.
Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov were university friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. They were charged this week with attempting to destroy evidence. Reaction in Kazakhstan has been mixed, according to Rose Kudabaeva, with the BBC’s Russian Service. Kudabaeva speaks with anchor Aaron Schachter about what people are saying about the arrests of the Kazakh nationals.
There is every expectation that Myanmar’s reformist President Thein Sein will be invited to the White House this month. If it happens, it will be historic: the first state visit by a Burmese leader since 1966. But amid the anticipation is deep concern over a sharp spike in communal violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Burma. It started a few months ago in western Myanmar, also known as Burma, but has spread to the central part of the country.