Six months after the ferry crash that killed nearly 300 people, among them many high school students, South Korea is considering executing the vessel's captain. It would be the country's first use of capital punishment in almost 20 years, but many South Koreans simply want to move on.
A brand-new ambulance service in Haiti, the country's first, is working remarkably well. But it's a lonely moment of progress in the country's slow rebuilding process, and the rest of the health care system is still lagging behind.
Heavy snowfall hit Nepal this week, trapping hikers on the popular Annapurna trail. Avalanches killed more than 25 trekkers and climbers, and hundreds more had to be rescued by helicopter. Scientists warn these storms may become more commonplace.
It's been three and a half years since the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, and clean-up is still going. The area is still too dangerous for residents to return, but an army of decontamination employees has created its own small economy in the area, keeping a small number of businesses alive.
Carlos Ramos, a teenager living in Massachusetts, started the new school year with a lot on his mind. At the top of the list was whether he'll be able to stay with his parents, who have permission to remain in the US, or be deported back to El Salvador.
British explorer John Franklin departed England in 1845 to explore the Arctic — but he never returned. Now one of the two lost Franklin expedition ships has been found by the Royal Canadian Geological Society.
Scientists say a rash of small earthquakes suggest that Iceland's largest volcano is about to blow. That could mean trouble for trans-Atlantic travelers but likely would be no big deal for local — and might even lead to a tourism boom.
As evidence mounts that a Russian anti-aircraft missile was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the government and ordinary Russians distrust the facts and deny that Russia had any responsibility. Moscow-based reporter Natalia Antonova shared the reactions she heard, including real sadness at the tragedy, with PRI's The World.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with physicist Lisbeth Gronlund of the Union of Concerned Scientists about her new study on the likely number of cancer deaths caused by Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.
A post-Fukushima effort to crowdsource radiation data in Japan has since become the largest source of radiation data in the country. And it's now set to expand to other parts of the world. Catherine Winter reports from Tokyo.
Bangladeshis today are honoring the memory of those killed one year ago in the deadly factory collapse at Rana Plaza. Building owner Sohel Rana and several factory owners are in jail awaiting trial. Zafar Sobhan, the editor of the Dhaka Tribune explains why prosecution of the men would be a big step forward for the weak Bangladeshi justice system.
Engineers in Italy have begun the complicated process of lifting the cruise ship Costa Concordia from the spot where it ran aground in January 2012. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Ian Fraser, an entertainer who was onboard the night of the accident.
South Koreans are angry about the hundreds of people who died in last month's ferry disaster. In an effort to try to ameliorate the situation, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye went on national TV to apologize for the disaster and to vow changes to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Authorities know Malaysia Airlines flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur late on Friday night headed for Beijing. But that's almost all that's known. About 45 minutes later, the plane was never heard from again.
Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, renewable energy is surging in Japan. But economic pressures are also helping revive support for nuclear power, leading to an internal tug-of-war over Japan's energy future.
Malaysian officials now say that there's firm evidence flight 370 flew into a remote area of the Indian Ocean, where it could only have crashed into the water. Yet a psychologist says even that certainty will likely not provide closure to families of the passengers.
Negotiators from around the world are meeting in Barcelona in the last round of climate treaty talks before a global summit next month in Copenhagen. The World's Marina Giovannelli reports, prospects for an agreement this year are growing dim.