President Obama stresses the importance of preventing genocide. Also, a story from Kabul, where the death toll from air pollution rivals that from war. And a rare interview with flamenco guitar legend, Paco de Lucia.
President Obama gave a speech today at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, in which he highlighted the importance of trying to prevent genocide and atrocities from happening in the first place. Marco Werman talks with Harvard professor Sarah Sewall about the President’s speech.
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has ruled out talks with South Sudan on the simmering border conflict that has prompted fears of all-out war. Earlier, Sudanese jets bombed a border area in South Sudan.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is wooing far-right voters after losing narrowly to his Socialist rival in the presidential election’s first round. Francois Hollande came top with 28.6% and Sarkozy got 27.1% – the first time a sitting president has lost in the first round.
In Germany, it’s illegal to ride a bicycle without a light attached to it but it’s legal to ride without a helmet. Germans would rather stop riding their bicycles than wear a helmet.
“The World Before Her”, a new documentary film playing at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, portrays a stark choice for Indian women, and a stark choice for India itself. The World’s Alex Gallafent takes a look.
Nearly 3,000 people died in Kabul last year as a result of an intangible threat – air pollution.
The most disastrous exit by foreign forces from Afghanistan was by the British during the First Anglo-Afghan War, 170 years ago. More than 16,000 people retreated from Kabul, and only one single Briton reached safety. A new book re-tells the story of that war, and readers can make their own parallels to today. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with author, Diana Preston.
A soccer ball that was swept away by the tsunami that hit Japan last year, recently washed up on Middleton Island in the Gulf of Alaska.