Holy Ship! The world's largest-ever container ship made its maiden voyage this summer. The Triple E is over a thousand feet long and can carry 9,000 of the largest shipping containers. And more Triple Es are in the works.
German rock star Herbert Grönemeyer is usually mobbed on the streets in his home country. This week he kicks off his first US tour and releases his first all-English language album. Grönemeyer speaks to anchor Marco Werman.
As the debate over a possible US military strike in Syria continues, the fighting continues in Syria, and the anxiety rises there too. Anchor Marco Werman speaks to two residents of the coastal city of Latakia.
Vyacheslav Nikonov is the former deputy head of the Russian parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee. He speaks with anchor Marco Werman about Russia's position that Syria rebels are responsible for poison gas attacks on civilians.
In the case of Iran and its attitudes toward a possible US attack on Syria, the BBC Persian Service has been fielding comments -- lots of them -- from Iranian citizens. Marco Werman speaks with Rana Rahimpour of BBC's Persian Service.
The World's Leo Hornak reports on a new Chinese translation of James Joyce's notoriously difficult novel "Finnegans Wake." The book has become a sensation in Chinese literary circles, the first print run selling out in weeks.
Japan's nuclear regulatory agency has declared an emergency over radioactive water flowing into the ocean from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and the government has stepped in for the first time to take a direct role in fixing the problem.
What happens when Peace Corps volunteers fall in love, either with each other or with citizens of the country hosting them? Nina Porzucki, a Peace Corps alum, reports from the frontlines of love in the developing world.
Australia's Quantas Airlines has ditched its 17-year alliance with British Airways to partner with Emirates Airline. That means its twice-daily 'kangaroo route' from Sydney to London will stop in Dubai instead of Singapore.
Brian Glyn Williams teaches Chechen history at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. That's the same college attended by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Williams had brief contact with him, when Tsarnaev was a high school student.