South Africa’s paralympian superstar Oscar Pistorius is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend. Also, a US combat veteran’s quest to get the Iraqi interpreter’s family out of Baghdad and to the US. And Bollywood dance-offs are all the rage among Indian-American students in the US.
News that Olympic champion Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murder has left residents of South Africa reeling.
South Africa passed legislation in the year 2000 to curb gun ownership and has seen a significant decline in gun deaths since then, but gun violence still remains a major problem.
A re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act is making its way through Congress, but some legislators have balked at one new provision pertaining to Native American women.
The last place you’d expect to find a new treasure is where everyone has been looking for centuries. Yet in Europe, home to history’s greatest taxonomists, professional scientists and amateurs are scouring the countryside for new species – and finding them at an astonishing rate. Ari Daniel Shapiro of our partner program NOVA reports.
Chinese basketball fans will be pleased to hear that Kobe Bryant is on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter. Kobe Bryant has already gained 160,000 followers overnight and counting, even though Bryant has not begun to tweet yet.
Afghanis and Iraqis who work with American troops often place themselves and their families in great danger by affiliating themselves with the US. In exchange, a path to the US—and to safety—can be offered. At least that’s what’s supposed to happen.
Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Iranian journalist and blogger Omid Memarian, the editor of “Sketches of Iran,” about the power of political cartoons in Iran and why so many Iranian cartoonists have been forced into exile.
Earlier this week, Britain’s Hatchet Job of the Year award was announced. It’s given to the the writer of the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review of the past twelve months.
US Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova weighs in on the International Olympic Committee’s decision this week to drop wrestling as an Olympic sport in 2020.