The World’s Patrick Cox reports on a bilingual iPad app that’s also a comic book. The characters are food snacks that speak English and Chinese, and get into kung fu fights. Dim Sum Warriors is being hailed as both a great comic book series and a great language-learning tool.
The southern Pacific is home to some of the last healthy tuna populations, but they’re coming under intense pressure from international fishing fleets.
Two of the five documentary films nominated for an Oscar this year are about the same thing: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But they come at the issue from two very different perspectives. One story is told through the eyes of a Palestinian villager. The other is based on interviews with Israel’s top security chiefs.
Thousands of wildlife recordings at Cornell’s Macaulay Library in Itaca, NY, are now online. Audio curator Greg Budney samples the vast collection of field recordings collected worldwide of birds, whales, elephants, frogs, primates and more that’s just been digitized and put online.
Lance Armstrong’s stupendous fall from grace is the topic of this cartoon slideshow. See Lance with his head in his hands — literally. See Lance take one last injection of drugs: truth serum. And see a little boy being treated for cancer through the Livestrong Foundation wonder if he now has to apologise for taking drugs.
Spain has had high-speed trains for years. But connections to the rest of Europe were clunky. Until now. The World’s Gerry Hadden is among the first passengers to take Spain’s FAST train to France – and the rest of Europe.
Reporter Daniel Estrin reports that going pants-less was a daring thing to do in a city filled with large populations of religiously devout Jews and Muslims.
Samuel Yirga is a member of the UK/Ethiopian group Dub Colossus. Now, the pianist and composer branches out with a solo CD called ‘Guzo.’
Maritime smuggling of illegal immigrants is rising along the coast of southern California and so are the dangers. Jill Replogle of the Fronteras desk spoke with a man who runs a boat rescue team for abandoned or stranded boats off of San Diego. Sometimes he rescues smugglers.
The city of Granada, Spain looks set to name a square located near the iconic Alhambra in honor of the late Joe Strummer, once the frontman of British punk rockers The Clash.
In California, a group of college students has launched an oral storytelling project to draw out how Vietnamese immigrants remember life back home. Many of them arrived here after the Vietnam War.
Religious and political violence nearly drove the entire Hindu minority away from the region, but some of those migrants are now returning, thanks to a new program by the Indian government.
The Geo Quiz takes us to Haiti this time, where an unusual event is taking place. It’s a combination flashmob, religious pilgrimage, and parade, called Kita Nago, but what exactly is this Kita Nago? And where is it going?
Stephane Wrembel studied guitar in, among other places, Roma camps outside Paris. He wrote the distinctly Django Reinhardt-like theme for Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.” But he disdains the term ‘Gypsy Jazz’, and woe betide anyone who says he’s just following in Reinhardt’s footsteps.
The gang rape in India has refocused interest in women’s rights and gender quality. One place those issues are showing up are in political cartoons.