The latest on the conflict in Gaza and talks over a ceasefire there. Also, government forces in Congo are defeated as rebels seize the strategic eastern city of Goma. Plus, a slang term for french fries takes on a new meaning in Kenya.
A ceasefire is set to be announced in the Gaza conflict, Egyptian and Palestinian officials say. Anchor Marco Werman talks to David Kirkpatrick, Cairo Bureau Chief for the New York Times, to get more details.
Israeli strikes in Gaza have terrified the population there. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Palestinian law student Nour Kharma, who’s staying with her grandmother in Gaza City.
A rocket fired from Gaza killed an Israeli soldier on Tuesday. It was the first confirmed casualty from the Israeli military. Reporter Daniel Estrin is in Jerusalem and he tells anchor Marco Werman about the mood there.
The Church of England’s governing body voted against allowing the consecration of women bishops. In other parts of the global Anglican communion, including in the Episcopal church in the US, women already serve in that role.
A high court judge dropped a blasphemy case in Islamabad on Tuesday, against Rimsha, a Christian girl who was accused of burning pages from an Islamic children’s textbook.
The fighting in Gaza has fueled an increase in support for Hamas in the West Bank, where the rival Palestinian Authority is in charge. The World’s Matthew Bell reports from the West Bank on what that means for the long-standing divisions among Palestinians.
Rebels in the Demcratic Republic of Congo have seized the key city of Goma, a city at the heart of a region enormously rich in natural resources.
Does the idea of a world without Twinkies horrify you? Hostess, the company that makes the snack treat, may be going under. However, there’s a Mexican company that would like to offer some alternatives…
There’s no national emergency going on or violence breaking out in this South American nation, but everyone’s been ordered to stay at home. The National Institute of Statistics wants to carry out an accurate census of its more than 10 million citizens — so the government has imposed a curfew.
‘Chips Funga’ is one of the most popular phrases in Kenya today. It means ‘french fries to go’…and a whole lot more. We hear from musician Anto Neosoul who helped popularize the expression. He’s also penned a song about deception on social networks called ‘Qwerty Love.’