Thousands rally in Delhi demanding an end to India’s culture of violence against women. Also, the long-term questions posed as Finland prepares to move its nuclear waster underground. And a street musician from Sierra Leone builds an American following, thanks to the Internet.
Thousands of women rallied in Delhi, India, in the latest protest following the brutal rape of a 23-year-old student last month. The victim died over the weekend. The protests demand an end to a culture of violence against women in India. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jatin Anand, a reporter for The Hindustan Times.
Feminist writer and publisher Urvashi Butalia says rapid globalization, competition for jobs and class and caste differences begin to explain what motivates the recent acts of brutal violence against women in India.
A vast network of tunnels is being constructed beneath the Nordic countryside in Finland. It’s intended to safely store nuclear waste for up to a thousand centuries. Eventually, officials say, there will be no surface trace of the tunnels below.
Bruce Oreck is the US Ambassador to Finland. He also happens to be a former professional body-builder. And now, Oreck is flexing his diplomatic muscle on the cover of Finland’s ProBody magazine.
Television satirist Bassem Youssef has allegedly insulted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on his TV show. On his program, Youssef was seen sweet-talking and hugging a red furry pillow carrying President Morsi’s image, while mocking his speech style.
Jordan’s King Abdullah has managed to mostly fend off demands for internal change inspired by popular uprisings in neighboring Arab states. He’s done that in part by paying for a string of public works projects. But that may not work for much longer. Jordan is facing financial crisis.
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is struggling to recover from a fourth cancer operation and officials describe his situation as “delicate.” Julia Sweig, of the Council on Foreign Relations, says it’s unlikely Chavez will be able to attend the swearing in for his fourth term in office slated for January 10th.
We are looking for the name of the biblical body of water that stretches between northern Africa and the Arabian peninsula where you can brightly-colored sea slugs.
A street musician from Sierra Leone is cultivating an American audience, with a little help from the internet. Reporter Marlon Bishop tells us about Sorie Kondi and his thumb piano.