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.
A brutal gang rape and beating of a young woman on a public bus in India has the nation clamoring for justice. Marco Werman speaks with Rupa Jha who hosts a Hindi language program for the BBC about why this case has transfixed India.
The World's Rhitu Chatterjee reports on some of the obstacles to India's ambitious plans for nuclear power. There are concerns within India about liability in the case of accidents and land takings to build the plants.
A US law aimed at getting the military and armed groups out of Congo's mineral mines is having an unintended effect American and European companies that can't certify minerals are "conflict-free" are pulling out. And Chinese mineral buyers are moving in.
Oil-rich Qatar invests extensively around the world. France is one of the largest recipients of Qatari money. But a plan for Qatar to fund business opportunities in the heavily Muslim suburbs near Paris is controversial.
Former British servicemen and officials may have passed on to Japan intelligence and training that might have aided the attack on Pearl Harbor. Producer Paul Elston tells host Aaron Schachter about the apparent espionage.
Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa Bureau Chief for The New York Times, wrote that the poaching of elephants for the illegal ivory trade has gotten out of control in Central Africa, and has become increasingly militarized.
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.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a strong warning regarding the use of mefloquine, an anti-malaria drug sold in the U.S. as Lariam. Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Remington Nevin, an epidemiologist who's done extensive research on the drug.