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.
The nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is considered the second worst nuclear disaster in history. Science journalist, Geoff Brumfiel has been writing about the Fukushima disaster for Nature magazine. He spoke with Marco Werman.
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.
Chile's firefighters have proudly worked as unpaid volunteers since the 19th century. But this month's devastating fire in Valparaiso has led many to question whether the country should move to a paid force.
Humanitarian aid groups all over the world are struggling to cope with back-to-back disasters in China and Myanmar, and The World's Julia Kumari Drapkin reports on how they decide where to focus their efforts.
There were dire predictions for the fate of Myanmar's cyclone survivors after the military government there kept out international aid, but it appears that the situation for the survivors may not be as bad as originally feared
High winds fanned huge wildfires to the north of Athens this past weekend. Many of those fires are now under control. But thousands there were forced to flee their homes, including the BBC's Malcolm Brabant. He speaks with anchor Jeb Sharp.
Some of the countries most at risk from climate change are low-lying nations. And chief among them is the South Asian country of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is experimenting with floods to prevent floods. Daniel Grossman has our story on PRI's The World.
?Telecommunications isn't a luxury in emergency response. It's core to the mission,? says Paul Margie, US representative for the group Telecoms Sans Frontières (TSF). The World's technology correspondent Clark Boyd speaks with anchor Jeb Sharp.