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 World's Alex Gallafent tells us about a new kids TV show in Britain called Rastamouse. It's wildly popular, but it's also been criticized for racial stereotyping. So will Rastamouse follow Thomas the Tank Engine and Angelina Ballerina onto US screens?
Just weeks after the 1929 Wall Street crash, German playwright Bertolt Brecht wrote a poem about the rise and fall New York. The World's Alex Gallafent looks at how Brecht's work hits the mark nearly 80 years later.
When Wikileaks released a tranche of US diplomatic cables recently, the machinations of Saudi Arabia caused some headlines. That's Saudi Arabia. Long-term Saudi watchers caution against reading the cables on their own. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.
Maya Angelou was the first African-American to write a poem for a presidential inauguration in 1993. On Monday it was the turn of Richard Blanco, the first openly gay poet and the first Cuban-American to receive the honor.
The World's Alex Gallafent visits Six Flags Great Adventure theme park for what's billed there as Muslim Family Day. One of the original organizers was a Muslim investment banker who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
One feature of this election season has been a reticence on the part of most candidates to admit to knowledge of languages other than English. Deep down, though, they may recall a word or two of a foreign tongue.