history

The Magna Carta, nearly 800 years old, still influences modern perceptions of civil rights

The Magna Carta is seen by many as THE founding document for modern western constitutional government. Almost 800 years ago, a King was forced to surrender power to his subjects. Now one of the original copies of the Great Charter is on display at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Host Marco Werman goes on a field trip with The World's history guy, Chris Woolf.

Global Politics

Africa's Ajami writing system

Ajami is a whole writing system used by many Africans to conduct business transactions, to keep family histories, and to write poetry. The World's Katy Clark tells us about how scholars are only now coming to understand and appreciate the value of Ajami.

Arts, Culture & Media

Truck poetry in Pakistan

Driving in Karachi's crazy traffic can be very stressful. But amidst all this mess there is one source of pleasure � the wonderfully decorated public transport vehicles. Fahad Desmukh reports on the poetry that adorns many vehicles in Pakistan.

Arts, Culture & Media

The Nazi 'Titanic'

Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The World's Alex Gallafent reports on the "Titanic" movie you probably haven't seen: a piece of Nazi propaganda from 1943, a film with a story as tragic as the original ocean liner's.