A high turnout in the Israeli elections Tuesday. Also, the tiny nation of Palau fights to protect its tuna. And learning Chinese through a bilingual app called Dim Sum Warriors.
Israelis went to the polls Tuesday for a parliamentary election that’s not expected to change their country’s political leadership. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will most probably keep his job.
Rami Khouri, a columnist for The Daily Star newspaper in Beirut says Israel’s neighbors are bracing for election results that will likely usher in a more right-wing Israeli governing coalition.
Analysts monitoring internet usage on the island say Cuban officials appear to have activated an undersea cable line linking the island to the Internet via Venezuela, as opposed to the slower satellite-based access the island has had for years.
The World’s Patrick Cox reports on a bilingual iPad app that’s also a comic book. The characters are food snacks that speak English and Chinese, and get into kung fu fights. Dim Sum Warriors is being hailed as both a great comic book series and a great language-learning tool.
One-eyed Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar, considered the mastermind behind the Algeria attack, has been called “Mr. Marlboro” for the cigarette-smuggling ring he operates in the desert region of West Africa known as the Sahel.
The southern Pacific is home to some of the last healthy tuna populations, but they’re coming under intense pressure from international fishing fleets.
Brunost is a brown, slightly sweet, caramel-tasting cheese made in several countries, but it made headlines when a truck carrying 20 tons of the stuff caught fire and burned out of control.
France and Germany on Tuesday mark the 50th anniversary of a key treaty that officially cemented the peaceful reconciliation of the two nations two decades after World War II. Another factor that cemented the nascent France-Germany friendship in the 1960′s was a song by French singer Barbara.