President Obama nominates Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense. We find out what it means for the future of foreign policy. The gang rape and death of a young Indian woman has Indian-American women re-evaluating gender within their culture. Where int he world do people live the longest and healthiest lives? We’ll tell you, in our Geo Quiz.
With Monday’s nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense, and last month’s nomination of John Kerry for Secretary of State, President Obama has chosen a foreign policy team headed by Vietnam veterans.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is visiting Washington this week for talks with President Barack Obama over the future of his country once the US and NATO pull out most of their troops by the end of 2014.
Spanish photographer Enrique Meneses died in Madrid on Sunday, January 6. He was 83 years old. Meneses spent four months photographing Fidel Castro and Cuban rebels in 1957-58.
A Japanese businessman this weekend, paid $1.7 million dollars for a 489-pound bluefish tuna, setting a new world record. The bluefin tuna is considered one of the more valuable fish in the world.
The United States Department criticized the decision of Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to visit North Korea, just weeks after a controversial rocket launch took place there.
The rape and murder of a young woman in India has provoked protests and promises of legislation. But here in the United States it’s also stirring a broader discussion of Indian society and of a woman’s place within it. That’s especially so among Indian immigrants and their children.
We asked listeners to contribute their thoughts about the six men accused of raping and murdering a woman on a bus in India. Bharat Singh shares his comments with Marco Werman.
Linguist Mark Turin returns to Nepal, where he learned and documented the Thangmi language. Spoken by 30,000 people, Thangmi has many unique expressions but it is imperiled. The Nepalese government is trying to protect minority languages by introducing them into schools, but it may be too late: the children of many Thangmi speakers are choosing to speak more mainstream languages.
For today’s Geo Quiz we explore the secret to longevity on a Greek island in the Aegean Sea where residents live, on average, longer than in Europe or the US. The BBC’s Andrew Bomford travelled to island of old age to find out the secret.
South Africa’s Mthetho Maphoyi discovered an opera CD left behind by his dad who had abandoned him. The chance to sing opera made him feel closer to his father. And it was while singing on a street corner that he was discovered.