The Amazing have been dubbed by the Swedish press as a Swedish supergroup. Band members think otherwise, but they admit they’re all good musicians and great friends too.
Muay Thai boxing is Thailand’s national sport. Boxing with eight limbs – legs, knees and elbows as well as arms – is not for the faint-hearted, combatants can be female, and even American.
An initiative called Houses From Within offers residents of Jerusalem the opportunity to see buildings that are usually off-limits to the public – from the inside.
A Chinese company is set to begin mining one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper deposits. Cash strapped Afghanistan could potentially reap billions of dollars in revenue from the deal. But there’s a hitch. There’s an ancient Buddhist monastery there and the site is full of old Buddha statues and artifacts.
The heirs of french film pioneer Georges Méliès have taken their ancestor’s films on tour across the United States. The silent films are presented the way they were meant to be: in a theater, with narration and piano accompaniment. The World’s Adeline Sire reports.
Soosan Firooz is a female rapper in Afghanistan whose life has been threatened by extremists. Despite these threats she has the support of her family and says she will keep on singing. Anchor Aaron Schachter tells us more.
The global cartoon reaction to President Obama’s victory is decidedly mixed. In this slideshow you’ll see a victory cigar here and there, and a funny cartoon that replaces that dog on top of the car with Romney himself and more.
A spectacular surrealist painting called Mad Tristan by the Spanish artist Salvador Dali is being exhibited for the first time in more than six decades. Art historian Jennifer Whisper has seen “Mad Tristan” up close in the first public exhibit since Dali created it for New York’s Metropolitan Opera in 1944.
Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with award-winning Danish photographer Iwan Baan who travels the world documenting architectural masterpieces. Last week, Baan was in New York when the city was left staggering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Baan did what he’s done many times before — he boarded a helicopter to view the city from above. And his dramatic photographs show a half-lit, half-dark Manhattan
Our Geo Quiz today takes us to North Korea’s capital where construction of the Ryugyong skyscraper hotel has been underway for 25 years. Rumor has it the spaceship-like, pyramid-shaped, and, according to some, “hideously ugly” hotel won’t be ready for a few more years. Hannah Barraclough leads tour groups to North Korea and recently had the chance to take a tour herself of the Ryugyong Hotel.
Major Brad Boudreaux is an Air Force Reserve pilot with the 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, in Biloxi, Mississippi. He tells anchor Lisa Mullins what it’s like to fly into the eye of storms like Rafael and Sandy. His missions’ goal is to evaluate winds speed and the direction of the storm, feeding data to weather centers, and ultimately to help determine whether evacuations on the ground are necessary.
What if the Red Sox decided to fork out for a group crypt or Lady Gaga got to build her own grave the size of a small pyramid guarded by two huge sphinxes? In the General Cemetery of Santiago, Chile, such things are possible, as Olivia Crellin reports.
Mali has been split into two for the past few months, ever since rebels took over the northern part of the country. One casualty has been Mali’s previously vibrant music scene. Reporter Mirissa Neff spoke about the situation with members of Terakaft, a music group that hails from Mali’s north.
Have you ever eaten a cocktail? Held a mouthful of juice in your hand? A team of chefs, chemists, and designers has come up with a way for you to do just that. They’ve created a biodegradable shell that can enclose ice cream, mousses, cheeses, and liquids. Ari Daniel Shapiro of our partner program NOVA reports.