Nawaz Sharif — the man most likely to become Pakistan’s next prime minister has set two priorities: Boosting his country’s economy, and bringing peace for Pakistan. Journalist Beenish Ahmed tells host Marco Werman that Sharif has some worrisome comments for the US.
In 1952, a mysterious Bronze Age script was deciphered by an Englishman, Michael Ventris. But his work rested in part on a Herculean analysis undertaken by an American linguist, Alice Kober. The World’s Alex Gallafent reports.
Our Geo Quiz Monday takes us to a river in southern Africa where Paul Templer was leading a canoe safari back in 1996. He can’t easily forget what happened: He was half swallowed by a hippo and lived to tell the tale.
The deadline for candidates to register for Iran’s upcoming presidential election passed this weekend, with two surprise entrants signing up at the last minute. Anchor Marco Werman gets an update on the candidate lineup from Iranian journalist Shirin Jaafari.
Earlier this month, César Portillo de la Luz, one of the most important composers of Cuban song died in Havana at the age of 90.
A survivor is pulled from the rubble 17 days after the factory collapse in Bangladesh. Also, Elmhurst Hospital in Queens and its melting pot of international patients and diseases. Plus, analyzing Sigmund Freud’s famous couch.
Over two weeks after an eight-story building collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a survivor was pulled from the rubble. It was a miraculous moment set against the horror of the more than 1,000 bodies recovered so far from the former garment factory. The BBC’s Salman Saeed witnessed the moment when Reshma Begum was rescued.
There’s one number in the news quite a bit recently—11 million. It’s the estimated number of immigrants living in the US illegally—and it’s the most cited statistic in the immigration reform debate. But how did we even get to that figure? Who are the 11 million? Is it even the best number to use? From the public radio collaboration Fronteras Desk, reporter Adrian Florido finds out.
When Ecuador-born Gaby Pacheco was in 8th grade in Miami, she realized she and her sisters weren’t US citizens and didn’t have all the rights conferred upon that status. But instead of hiding, Pacheco became an activist and at 28, she’s still fighting to get immigration reform through Congress so she can become a legal resident.
An online project called Defense Distributed recently succeeded in producing, and testing, a 3-D printed handgun. Now, the US State Department has asked Cody Wilson, the University of Texas law student who runs the organization responsible, to take down the designs from the web.
Marco speaks with Ron Layton of Light Years IP about helping indigenous people gaining the legal rights to their cultural property.
When voters go to the polls, their ballots will not have the names of any contesting parties printed on them, but rather graphic symbols representing the candidates. Using symbols on ballots has been standard procedure in Pakistani elections for decades, because over 40 percent of adult Pakistanis are illiterate.
A New York City Council hearing reviewed a proposal that would give legal immigrants the right to vote. New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm sponsored the bill. He is a democrat, and represents District 25 in the city, including the immigrant-rich neighborhoods of Jackson Heights and Elmhurst.
Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York provides care for nearly 2 million patients a year, and delivers medical care in more than 150 different languages. The international diversity of patients there, including many immigrants, makes the hospital a medical melting pot.