Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Sheri Fink's new book, "Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital" looks at what happened in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But Fink says she's seen the same themes, the same struggles, on her reporting all over the world.
Greek hip-hop and rap artist Pavlos Fyssas, also known as Killah P, was murdered Tuesday night in a suburb of the port city of Piraeus. The man who admitted killing Fyssas also claims to be a supporter of the far-right party known as Golden Dawn.
The trial of Kenya's deputy president, William Ruto, and his boss, president Uhuru Kenyatta, are accused of orchestrating violence that followed disputed elections six years ago. It's the first time serving leaders have been called to account.
Many Syrians currently living in the United States welcome the possibility of US military strikes in Syria but not Salah Asfoura. He lives in Massachusetts and is worried about the war and his family back in Syria.
The Obama administration continued to push for support for US military action in Syria, with President Obama himself stepping into the public spotlight today. He says the world needs to confront actions that violate our common humanity.
The ever louder refrain on Capitol Hill is that a strike on Syria is necessary in part to send a message to Iran. Anchor Marco Werman talks with Middle East analyst Karim Sadjadpour and with former Iranian official Seyed Hossein Mousavian.
Demand for medical care will grow. One possible solution would be to allow more foreign-trained doctors to work in the US. Many are ready to practice but the US system for residency keeps them out of the running. Marina Giovannelli of WLRN-Miami has more.
The Soviet Union dissolved 20 years ago this Sunday. More than half of all Russians now regret that demise, according to a recent poll. Brigid McCarthy visited a restaurant in Moscow that lets nostalgic customers pretend they're back in the USSR.
The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to tackle a particularly disturbing tactic of war this week: the use of rape as a weapon. Jeb Sharp talks with Anne-Marie Goetz of UNIFEM, the UN's development agency for women.
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.
Among the more than one million Syrians who've fled the war are Syrians of Armenian descent. Unlike most Syrian refugees, they're Christian. And many of them fear that if Syrian Bashar al-Assad leaves, they can never go home again.
A Congressional report last fall urged American businesses and government agencies not to buy equipment from Chinese telecommunication giant, Huawei. The reason? It could be used as a backdoor for Chinese cyberspying.
A British court today fined five corporations ? including BP ? a total of $14.6 million for a 2005 explosion at an oil depot in southern England. Forty three people were injured in the accident. Anchor Marco Werman has more.
Greece is inching closer to its second bailout after it managed to win a crucial debt swap, European leaders have said. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest on the Greek debt crisis from The World's Clark Boyd.
Fidel Castro made his first public appearance in five years as his brother Raul was made head of Cuba's ruling Communist Party. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with professor Andy Gomez of the University of Miami about the significance of the announcement.
In South Korea, the goal is get into one of the country's top universities. But some South Koreans say the drive to get into the "right school" is at odds with the job market. Now even the president is urging some Koreans to go to vocational schools.