As Egypt's revolution has unfolded over the last few years, we have seen searing images of young protesters fighting for their future. Photographer Shirin Neshat captures a different view of Egypt's conflict, through the faces and feet of the poor and the elderly, who are often looking to the past.
The FX show "The Americans" is about a couple of Russian spies passing themselves off as a typical American family — even to their own children. It was created by former CIA agent Joe Weisberg, so his former employer takes a special interest in making sure he doesn't share any secrets of the trade.
if you've ever thought about climbing Mount Everest, you better pack an extra trash bag. A new rule requires all climbers to bring down eight kilograms of garbage over and above their own trash. Odds are they won't be bringing down banana peals, at least if you believe new research that bananas could be under threat. That and more, in today's Global Scan.
All this week, judges in Pretoria's High Court heard witnesses describe what happened last Valentine's Day, when Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. For South Africans, it is the first time a trial has been broadcast on TV, and they are following it like a prime-time crime show.
Lebanon has a problem with violence, so an entrepreneur has created an app to let family members know you're safe. Meanwhile, India had a problem with the International Olympic Committee and couldn't field an Olympic team, until now. And a French filmmaker wants men to better understand the problems women face.
New archaeological research on camel bones clarifies when the beasts of burden were domesticated in ancient Israel. The science is cool, but it throws several Bible/Torah stories into doubt. Or does it? PRI's The World's history guy, Chris Woolf, investigates.
These days, we often admire sports stars as heroes because they are winners. Olympic Historian David Wallechinsky says that's not the Greek tradition, nor should it be the way we define Olympic heroes. He gives The Takeaway host John Hockenberry some examples of Olympians who fit his definition of hero.
When most people hear about Anaheim, California, they think Disneyland. But just miles away there's a neighborhood where many Arab Americans flock to for products and services normally found only in the Middle East. Local community organizers want to brand the area "Little Arabia," but not everyone is on board.
Ten years after the US fought to free Fallujah from insurgents, insurgents have retaken control of the Iraqi city. The Iraqi government is working to retake the city, with help from local tribes, but already hundreds of people have died and tens of thousands have had to flee their homes.
Russia's conga line through Crimea has left many of us scratching our heads. The online site Mashable offers nine basic questions, and answers. That story, plus a look at an Indian grocery store's social media marketing plan gone wrong and the music inspiring Venezuela's protesters.
In 1984, Russian historian Suzanne Massie got a call she'll never forget. President Ronald Reagan invited her to the White House to brief him on Russian history and culture. Little did she know that this would be the beginning of many years of advising the president.
Very few women have ever been behind the wheel of a Formula 1 racing car. One of them is Susie Wolff, a development driver for British Formula One team Williams. Next July, Wolff will get a chance to take part in a practice race at Britain's Silverstone track ahead of the British Grand Prix.
Time, they say, is money. And at Ziferblat, a new cafe in London’s trendy East End, they feel the same. The coffee and food are free but the time you spend there will cost you: three pence a minute — about $3 an hour.
During his two years as US Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul was no stranger to controversy. As he prepares to step down from his post, he says he's come to expect a bumpy ride in Moscow-Washington relations.