Nepal

Development & Education

Images from Nepal show a people that are hurting

The images coming out of Nepal show a people that are hurting. There are lots of broken bones and there are babies trying to breathe inside home-made respirators. Or, there's one image of a mother trying unsuccessfully to revive her child. They are all victims of injuries sustained during the earthquake in Nepal on Saturday. Photojournalist Patrick Adams is in Nepal and describes what he is seeing.

Global Scan

Mandela brings people together, even in death

World leaders and regular people gathered Tuesday in South Africa to honor Nelson Mandela — a man who was labelled a terrorist by the US until 8 years ago, a friend of China and Cuba, and now a symbol of hope and reconciliation for millions. We also look at Saudi Arabia's interest in its own human genome project, one of the most extreme zipline rides in the world, and a video game where the villian is alcoholism. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

This month, California will become the second state where Latinos are the largest ethnic group

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California is a bellwether for the US and is about to become the second state with an Hispanic majority, joining New Mexico. But its politics will change more slowly. We look at a 20-cent ointment that can save an estimated half million babies. And in the UK, we see just how rich the very rich can be. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.