The Catholic Church has a new Pope. Also, a magnet school in South Africa offers its students a path out of poverty. And a rumba tribute to one of Spain’s flamenco greats.
Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected the Roman Catholic Church’s new Pope. The first Latin American to be Pope, he will call himself Francis I. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with religion reporter Jane Little to learn more.
Chinese state media says the number of dead pigs collected from a river near the city of Shanghai has risen to more than 6,000. The Huangpu River is a key source of drinking water for the city of more than 20 million people. The World’s Mary Kay Magistad tells host Marco Werman that Chinese authorities say the floating pig carcasses have not poisoned local water.
A new report from the anti-poverty Asian Development Bank says nearly two thirds of people in the Asia-Pacific region have no access to clean, running water.
The United States wants to encourage startups. But foreign-born entrepreneurs say the visa system here makes it extremely difficult for them to do that. They’re pressing for a “startup” visa that would let them stay here and set up shop. The World’s Monica Campbell reports.
A collection of photos by Gabriele Galimberti features kids at home, displaying their favorite toys. The Italian photographer got the the idea to photograph kids while watching a friend’s daughter play with her gardening tools.
In one of the poorest, most densely populated communities in South Africa, a public high school has achieved great success. This magnet school for science and technology provides students a way to escape poverty. This is the first part of a year-long series profiling the school’s past triumphs and exploring its coming challenges.
We’re looking for the city hosting the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships for Wednesday’s Geo Quiz. This year, the Russian skaters are hoping improve their standings ahead of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
The authorities in the Netherlands raised the nation’s terror alert status today, to one level below the highest possible. They’re worried about Dutch citizens returning from jihad in Syria and elsewhere, radicalized.
Pedrito Martinez, a Cuban percussionist, pays tribute to Spain’s famous flamenco singer, Camaron de la Isla. The World’s Gerry Hadden reports.