The Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland was trying to determine the identity of a local woman who saved the zoo's baby elephant during World War Two and kept it in her backyard. Now someone has come forward and identified the woman. Anchor Katy Clark explains her name is Denise Austin and she died in 1997.
Accra in Ghana is holding a series of concerts today to remember Ghanaian drummer Kofi Ghanaba. He was also known as Guy Warren. He was credited with bringing African percussion to the US back in the 1950s. Ghanaba died late last year. Anchor Katy Clark has this remembrance.
Today on The World: The global impact of the auto crisis in the US; Also, we hear about the role Pakistan's reinstated chief justice is playing in the country's complicated politics; and an American thoroughbred takes home the millions after winning the richest horse race in the world.
The eight-hour siege of a police academy in Lahore, Pakistan has many people -- including government officials -- talking about Pakistan's apparent inability to control the violence within its borders. The World's Laura Lynch reports.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Paula Newberg, director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, about Pakistan's newly reinstated Supreme Court chief justice, Iftikhar Chaudhry.
President Obama says bankruptcy is an option for General Motors. Those words rippled today throughout the globe -- with share prices for major car companies outside the U.S. sliding. The World's Jason Margolis reports on the global impact of the auto crisis in the United States.
In Tehran, more and more Iranians are buying more and more cars... with predictable results -- congestion and smog. Correspondent Steve Zind reports that air pollution in the Iranian capital is causing health problems for citizens and headaches for city officials.