Islamist rebels in Mali gain territory despite French air strikes aimed at stopping their advance. Also, Spaniards get creative about protesting their government’s austerity measures and tax hikes. Plus, our correspondent in Beijing tells us what life is like in the pollution-choked Chinese capital.
The French intervention has been welcomed by many Malians hoping for an end to Islamist control of Mali’s north.
France’s military intervention in Mali represents a shift in the country’s foreign policy. Anchor Jeb Sharp hears more about that from Jennifer Cooke, director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
A carrot rebellion is underway at a small Spanish theater in Bescano. One night, instead of selling tickets for a play, the theater sold carrots. For the same price.
As French actor Gérard Depardieu embraces his new Russian citizenship to flee France’s 75 percent income tax on millionaires, some observers are reminded that the love-hate relationship between France and Russia has existed for centuries.
Russia’s defense minister called Monday for Russian soldiers to use socks. Yes, socks. Until now, Russian military tradition has been to use cloths carefully rapped around the foot.
A prominent attorney in Pakistan, Hina Jilani, says Indian street protests have empowered women’s rights advocates there, and reminded the Pakistani public to take a more active role, and not leave social action to small groups of activists.
Longtime government opponents in Myanmar’s National League for Democracy are settling into new roles as elected officials.
Off-the-charts air pollution in Beijing has affected all residents of the Chinese capital in recent days, including The World’s Mary Kay Magistad. She speaks with anchor Jeb Sharp about what life in Beijing is like when the air becomes unbreathable.
Stargazers in the UK are compiling a list of “dark sky ” locations around England, Scotland, and Wales where its dark enough for anyone to enjoy a good view of the night sky.
Johnny Cash was famous for performing for inmates in US jails, but he also took his prison show on the road, recording a classic live album in front of a group of inmates in Sweden.
Back in the 1960s, American musicians wrote songs of social justice. Today, Indonesian singer-songwriter Iwan Fals does the same.