Authorities in Europe say that more than two dozen people have been detained in connection with a daring, $50 million diamond heist that occurred in February. Police say some of the diamonds have been recovered, and that one of the those being held, a Frenchman, is believed to have took part in the heist.
Chinese reaction to a new report that traces a wave of cyber attacks on American targets to a Chinese military unit in Shanghai. Also, Oscar Pistorius claims he shot his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder. Plus, we head to New York to find out what the Arabic inspired Maqam music fest is all about.
A US computer security company has issued a report, tracing a wave of cyber attacks against American targets to one Chinese military unit in Shanghai. China suggests the allegations in the report are “groundless.”
How is the US responding to the onslaught of alleged cyberattacks from China? Anchor, Aaron Schachter discusses the US reaction to the cyberthreat from China with analyst, Rick Forno, director of the graduate Cybersecurity Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Award-winning British author Hilary Mantel has caused a firestorm in Britain with comments she made about Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. Mantel compared the Duchess to a ‘shop-window mannequin’. The World’s Alex Gallafent reports on the context in which Mantel’s words were framed: a critique of hereditary monarchy.
The Roman Catholic Church is a powerhouse in the Philippines. But the recent passage of a controversial law that provides free contraception has called into question the Church’s social and political influence. It’s also put the spotlight on activists who have been challenging the Church’s power there.
Details emerged Tuesday about the defense athlete Oscar Pistorius is using in the shooting death of his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp. He says he thought she was an intruder. Prosecutors say it was premeditated murder. Host Aaron Schachter talks with The Worlds Anders Kelto in Cape Town.
Last year, Oscar Pistorius became the first double-amputee to compete at the Olympics using carbon fiber prosthetics. For people with disabilities – Oscar Pistorius was a sports hero. Trooper Johnson is a member of the U.S. National Wheelchair basketball team and has competed in four Paralympic Games. He speaks with anchor Aaron Schachter about what Pistorius meant to the Paralympic movement.
In Israel, most Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men are exempt from military service for religious reasons. But Israeli voters want that to change. Politicians are putting together a new governing coalition and “sharing the burden” of military service is a big issue. One lawmaker who’s in a unique position to contribute to the debate is a rabbi from Maryland. He’s the first US-born Israeli elected to the Knesset in a generation. The World’s Matthew Bell reports from Jerusalem.
Online retailer Amazon has fired a security firm it used in Germany after jackbooted neo-Nazis were filmed by documentary makers intimidating migrant workers there. Host Aaron Schachter talks with investigative journalist Peter Onneken of the broadcaster ARD about the impact his film has had.
Maqam is an Arabic musical term and for the past two years there’s been a festival in New York devoted to it. Reporter Bruce Wallace attended this year’s Maqam Fest to find out what maqam is exactly.