Domestic abuse is not unusual in many countries, including Afghanistan and Iran. Far less common is a brother willing to defy local authorities and relatives to speak out on behalf of his abused sister. Anchor Marco Werman talks with 24-year-old Ali Shahidy in Kabul. Shahidy describes how his decision to take a public stand against his sister’s abuser led him to reevaluate the position of women in society.
The Mexican-American car subculture of lowriding with roots in Los Angeles has spread around the world from Japan to Brazil. There is even a Japanese lowriding magazine about L.A. Chicano and Chicana studies professor Denise Sandoval grew up near the mecca of lowriding in East L.A. and has been studying the global spread of the lowriding.
As the pre-trial hearing of Bradley Manning resumes this week, we discuss the case with P J Crowley, formerly of the State Department. And a traditional Balinese woodcarver turns his skills to making high end guitars.
Bradley Manning is in court again this week, and a former State Department official, PJ Crowley, says the US should not make him a martyr.
With Congress poised to tackle comprehensive immigration reform, some are worried about what will be left out. In particular, there’s concern that a policy overhaul might eliminate some categories of family visas. That’s troubling to one group of immigrants who already wait the longest for those types of visas, and who feel they should be given special consideration. They are the families of Filipino veterans who fought for the US during World War II.
A visit to Cuba by pop singer Beyoncé and her husband rapper Jay-Z is coming under scrutiny in connection with the US economic embargo.
Anchor, Marco Werman interviews author Andrea Pitzer about her new biography, “The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov.”
Secretary of State John Kerry is in the Middle East this week. He met with Israeli and Palestinian officials, reportedly in an effort to revive the peace process. But some believe the US is putting its energies in the wrong place. The World’s Matthew Bell pays a visit to Arab East Jerusalem, where some young people share their hopes for the future.
Pyongyang is warning that the two Koreas are inching closer to nuclear war. It’s a threat that many South Koreans have been hearing over the years. But this time, residents of the south Korean island of Baengnyeong are taking these threats more seriously.
Marco Werman speaks with The World’s cartoon editor Carol Hills about how political cartoonists around the globe are remembering Margaret Thatcher. Hint: Feelings are divided.
Gorgui Dieng, the 6 ft 11 center of the University of Louisville Cardinals hails from West Africa. Can you name the country he was born in?
A traditional wood carver on the Indonesian island of Bali has started a new career – making high-end guitars, even though he knows little about Western music.
The legacy of Britain’s Iron Lady, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday. Also, remembering a young US diplomat who was among the Americans killed by a bomb in Afghanistan over the weekend. Plus, the latest in our school series from South Africa. We hear how many students there don’t trust their parents and what that means at school.
Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has died in London at the age of 87. The World’s Alex Gallafent examines the career of one of the singular politicians of the twentieth century.