David Guttenfelder, the chief Asia photographer for the Associated Press, covers North Korea for the AP. He talks about photographing one of the world’s most closed off locations.
Canadian biologist Catherine LaFarge tells The World about her scientific efforts to regenerate Little Ice Age (16th-19th century) plants including mosses and liverworts that survived the last 400 years under a glacier.
Boston is hosting one of the largest anime conventions in the country this weekend. Anchor Marco Werman meets author Ian Condry to talk about his new book, “The Soul of Anime” and get a guided tour of the Anime Boston convention.
In Turkey, Kurdish culture is having something of a Renaissance. Public expressions of Kurdish culture are now legal. Now a new cultural center has opened for traditional Kurdish story-tellers to practice their ancient art.
The field of engineering is so popular in India that it’s harder to get into a top engineering school there than to get into Harvard. For many people, engineering and medicine are the only acceptable fields. And that has some worried that India faces a shortage of other professionals.
Members of the Colombian band Bomba Estéreo performed an acoustic version of a track off their latest album, Elegancia Tropical.
In the Philippines, many are abandoning the Catholic Church and going shopping. So the Church is going where the shoppers are. It’s holding Mass at the malls. John Otis reports from Manila.
The World’s Adeline Sire has curated an exploration of the creative output unleashed by the revolutions in the Arab world.
A post-Fukushima effort to crowdsource radiation data in Japan has since become the largest source of radiation data in the country. And it’s now set to expand to other parts of the world. Catherine Winter reports from Tokyo.
There’s a new study out about the risk of ocean pollution caused by shipwrecks. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has come up with a map of the many, many shipwrecks that dot US coastal waters.
Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founding member of the 60s rock band The Doors, has died aged 74. Marco Werman gives Manzarek a send-off with some of the sounds he helped influence from Togo, Nigeria and Cuba.
Myanmar has undergone dramatic political change. Myanmar President Thein Sein is hoping that will mean more US investment in his country. But, American companies are going to face some challenges in Myanmar. Patrick Winn is a reporter with Global Post and has been covering the changes there.
Reporter Phillip Martin has been investigating human trafficking in various parts of the world and in Vietnam he found a glimmer of hope, as a young woman who was kidnapped and sold to a brothel in China, returns to her family.
Every now and then, we like to send our reporters to local record shops in different parts of the world to find out what’s hot there. We sent The World’s Jason Margolis to a shop in São Paulo, Brazil, and he sent us this report.
In the US, many domestic workers are immigrants and women. We bring this story from Boston, where domestic workers and their employers are testing new ways to settle disputes that might not involve a courtroom.