The conflict in Mali escalates with a suicide bombing Friday in the northern town of Gao. Also, a new Israeli lawmakers from the controversial Jewish settlement in Hebron. Plus, why Latvians don’t want to give up their currency in favor of the euro.
Friday, the first suicide bombing of the conflict took place in Gao, while government troops in the capital city Bamako started fighting amongst themselves.
The rape and murder of a teenage girl has triggered protests in South Africa and several South African radio stations have been broadcasting an intrusive beeping noise every four minutes to symbolize the frequency of rape in the country.
The final of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in South Africa will feature Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Burkina Faso’s Stallions. The World’s Anders Kelto gives the rundown to host Marco Werman.
It is estimated that as many as 20,000 people will get lost or be separated from their families and friends on the biggest day of the festival and will seek out assistance at the lost and found desk.
In the culmination of a years-long effort, American scientists say they’ve found signs of life in isolated lakes deep beneath Antarctica.
A Congressional report last fall urged American businesses and government agencies not to buy equipment from Chinese telecommunication giant, Huawei suggesting that it could be used as a backdoor for Chinese cyberspying.
Recently, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made a statement, suggesting that the US might redefine defense in cyberspace and take pre-emptive action. But what exactly does that mean?
Israel’s new parliament includes a record number of lawmakers who live in Jewish settlements in the West Bank. One of them is the first to be elected from the controversial settlement in the city of Hebron.
Latvia is on the path to adopt the euro starting in January 2014, but most Latvians don’t share their government’s enthusiasm and they don’t want to give up their own money — the lat.
Japanese jazz guitarist Yuto Kanazawa was far from his home in Fukushima, Japan when the earthquake and tsunami struck in March 2011 and was inspired to write a song about the disaster. In an exclusive for The World, Kanazawa performs “The Ocean” in our studio.