People in China were captivated by a story making the rounds that President Xi Jinping had taken a taxi, just like a regular guy. But then it turned out not to be true.
New Zealand’s legislature voted to legalize same-sex marriage this week. That is not so unusual these days but right after the vote, people in the spectators’ gallery broke into song. And then the lawmakers joined in.
Media reports in the United States say investigators have identified a suspect in the Boston marathon bombings from video footage. The reports said the authorities had an image of the suspect carrying a bag at one of the bomb sites. Officials have denied media reports that an arrest has been made
Day three of the Boston Marathon bombing investigation reveals more about the devices used. Also, Boston attacks highlight the return of the tourniquet. And remembering Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil.
Media reports in the United States say investigators have identified a suspect in the Boston marathon bombings from video footage. Host Aaron Schachter gets an update from The World’s Arun Rath.
Emergency responders applied field tourniquets to many of those injured by the explosions at Monday’s Boston Marathon. The device, often improvised, had fallen out of favor with many in the medical establishment, but the American military experience in Iraq and Afghanistan changed that.
Anchor, Aaron Schachter speaks with Dick Traum, the founder of Achilles, International a non-profit organization that supports runners with disabilities. Traum, who is an above the knee amputee himself, ran the race in Boston on Monday and reflects on the experience of losing a limb and learning to run again.
Australia’s koala population has been hit hard by two rapidly spreading diseases: chlamydia (a sexually transmitted bacterial infection) and a retrovirus similar to HIV. Scientists are working to develop vaccines, while lay citizens help care for sick koalas. Biologists say the epidemics, combined with other threats like habitat loss, pose a serious threat to the species.
The Queen of England attended the funeral of former British prime minister as did dignitaries from all over the globe.
Security for London’s marathon this Sunday will be exceptionally tight, says retired police commander Bob Broadhurst. He was in charge of the police operation for London’s 2012 Olympic and paralympic games. Broadhurst tells anchor Aaron Schachter that London runners will turn out even though total security can never be guaranteed.
The immigration bill unveiled this week is already getting complaints from those on the left and right. The bipartisan group of senators who wrote it say that means they are doing something right. And while of the debate has centered on immigrants from Latin America, there is another group whose ranks have ebbed and flowed, especially in New York: Irish immigrants.
Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest in London today with the pomp and circumstance that the Brits do so well. A new book argues that the year she came to power, 1979, is one of the decisive turning points in history, when markets and religion burst back upon the world stage.
Residents of Cape Breton and throughout Canada are mourning the death of singer-songwriter Rita MacNeil. She died Tuesday night at the age of 68.
Boston is open, but it is not business as usual the day following the explosion of two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line. We get world reaction to the attack. And we hear how lessons learned from attacks of September 11 helped prepare Boston.
Anchor Werman meets with homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem on location in downtown Boston with the latest on the bombing investigation. Werman also talks with longtime foreign correspondent Dina Kraft about her experience covering bombings in Israel and now here in Boston.