Emergency responders applied tourniquets to many of those injured by the explosions at Monday's Boston Marathon. The device had fallen out of favor with the medical establishment, but the American military experience in Iraq and Afghanistan changed that.
Even in death, Britain's former Prime Minister seems to hold sway over Britain. Over the last week, the country has seen everything from plans for a quasi-state funeral to booming sales of the song 'Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead."
The head of US tire maker Titan, Maurice Taylor, has said it would be "stupid" to invest in France. In a letter to a French government minister, Taylor claimed that French workers only put in three hours a day.
Award-winning British author Hilary Mantel has caused a firestorm in Britain with comments she made about Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. The World's Alex Gallafent reports on the context in which Mantel's words were framed.
New York-based designers Adam Harvey and Johanna Bloomfield have created a range of clothing to counter surveillance by thermal imaging. They hope that their outerwear will draw attention to a growing culture of surveillance.
The way we experience the Olympic Games is, in part, determined by the music, in the stadium, on TV, and elsewhere. The World's Alex Gallafent shares a selection of Olympic musical moments with anchor Marco Werman.
For today's Global Hit, we're going to hear the sounds of a long-lost instrument. And now it's back, on an album called Along the Silk Road by harpist Tomoko Sugawara. The World's Alex Gallafent has our story.
The World's Alex Gallafent reports on "My Perestroika," a new documentary about the last generation of Soviet children - kids who grew up in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 80s. As adults, they have had to unlearn many things they learnt when young.
'The Casual Vacancy' is'nt like Harry Potter. Rowling's latest novel is for adults. The World's Alex Gallafent talks with anchor Marco Werman about the type of local English government that forms the backdrop to the novel, and about the Church of England.
The World's Alex Gallafent looks at the online sensation Jacob Collier, a young Englishman who loves to sing and arrange. Collier has created an online hit with his version of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely?"
Alex Gallafent looks at how countries go about creating their own government websites to market themselves to their own citizens. One North Korean website does it on the cheap, it uses a web template designed by someone in California.
Each Christmas, dozens of Québécois make the trip south to New York City to sell Christmas trees. The World's Alex Gallafent met a young couple from Montréal who are selling trees to fund their continuing travels around the world.