After this week's attacks around Boston, the common, household pressure cooker has become associated with death, destruction and the Boston Marathon. But this fairly simple pot is a crucial cooking tool around the world. And it's going to need an image makeover.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on Capitol Hill in what is expected to be her last appearance before lawmakers as America's top diplomat. Steve Clemons, the editor-at-large of The Atlantic Monthly discusses Clinton's legacy.
China's foreign ministry has strongly criticized the US for backing Japan's control of a disputed group of islands in the East China Sea. A government spokesman said the view, expressed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, "neglects the facts."
President Obama has nominated Senator John Kerry as his next Secretary of State. Kerry heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is expected to win easy confirmation from his colleagues in the chamber.
Mali is in the throes of an uprising between the country's Islamic fundamentalists and its nomadic, indigenous Tuareg people. The Islamists are on top and have banned all "non-devotional" music. And that's totally upended what was once a vibrant music scene.
The United States is now entering its sixth year in Iraq, and the war is a major issue for the presidential candidates, but what are they saying about an exit strategy? The World's Matthew Bell reports.
President Obama is calling for more sanctions on Iran to halt that country's nuclear enrichment program. Some argue that sanctions are ineffective, and are having unintended consequences such as harming Iranian university students in the US.
When Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are trying to up their appeal to Latino voters, they'll often try on a few words of Spanish. But, perhaps too often, those words don't come out the same way they sound in the candidates' head. And that can be a problem.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with South African actor and political satirist, Pieter-Dirk Uys who is touring the United States with his new one-man show, "Elections and Erections - A Chronicle of Fear and Fun."
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 11-day trip to Africa begins with a focus on Somalia, though she won't actually be visiting the war-ravaged nation. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's East Africa correspondent Peter Greste in Nairobi.
Tensions are boiling in Pakistan over the anti-Islam video that's sparked protests in many Muslim nations. In Pakistan, the government has responded to the protests there by declaring tomorrow a national holiday, called "Day for the Love of the Prophet."
In Spain, a nuclear controversy continues. In fact it dates back to the 1960's when two American Air Force planes collided in midair and exploded, dropping four nuclear bombs on a tiny Mediterranean farming village.
Native American tribes visited the State Department today to discuss a proposed oil pipeline. Environmentalists oppose the pipeline because it would carry 'dirty' oil from Alberta's tar sands. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
The United States was joined by two of its closest allies in imposing a new round of financial sanctions on the Iranian banking system, seeking to up the pressure on Iran as it continues what the west says is its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
One third of Chinese-American voters are still undecided about who to vote for, and many of them are older and live in New York and California, states Barack Obama is expected to win easily and where there is little outreach.