Latest Stories

Global Politics

Philippines brace for second typhoon

Residents of the Philippines are scrambling to prepare for Typhoon Parma. This storm is expected to hit just days after another storm, Typhoon Ketsana, killed more than 200 people. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Glen Marboloc of Oxfam in Manila.

Conflict & Justice

Britain's new supreme court

The World's Laura Lynch reports on Britain's new Supreme Court. Until recently the justices that make up the court operated from within the House of Lords. The move to a new location is supposed to signal the new court's independence.

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asks for the name of a former count. .SU stands for the Soviet Union. Despite efforts to pull the plug on the Internet country code, an estimated 80-thousand websites still use it.

Arts, Culture & Media

Clothing with a secret

�Dress Codes� is a new exhibit at the International Center of Photography in New York. The exhibit highlights some clothes that have a secret. The World's Alex Gallafent interviews Peruvian photographer Milagros de la Torre.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Mercedes Sosa

Argentines lined the streets of Buenos Aires today to honor a national hero. A hearse carried the body of folk singer Mercedes Sosa through the streets of the capital. Sosa died yesterday. She was 74 years old. Marco Werman has more.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's geoquiz we were looking for a city in northwest Belgium known as the Venice of the North. The answer is Bruges or Brugge. Producer Abbie Fentress Swanson sends us an audio postcard.

Global Politics

Pakistan suicide attack

A suicide bomber has attacked the UN World Food Program offices in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, killing five people. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with WFP spokesman Amjad Jamal, who was friends with those who lost their lives.

Global Politics

France telecom suicides

Twenty-four employees of France Telecom have killed themselves in the past year-and-a-half. Some blame the restructuring of the previously state-owned company for a poisonous atmosphere. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.