Emergency responders applied tourniquets to many of those injured by the explosions at Monday's Boston Marathon. The device had fallen out of favor with the medical establishment, but the American military experience in Iraq and Afghanistan changed that.
Even in death, Britain's former Prime Minister seems to hold sway over Britain. Over the last week, the country has seen everything from plans for a quasi-state funeral to booming sales of the song 'Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead."
The head of US tire maker Titan, Maurice Taylor, has said it would be "stupid" to invest in France. In a letter to a French government minister, Taylor claimed that French workers only put in three hours a day.
Award-winning British author Hilary Mantel has caused a firestorm in Britain with comments she made about Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. The World's Alex Gallafent reports on the context in which Mantel's words were framed.
New York-based designers Adam Harvey and Johanna Bloomfield have created a range of clothing to counter surveillance by thermal imaging. They hope that their outerwear will draw attention to a growing culture of surveillance.
China will send a team of experts around the world to catalog cultural relics it claims were looted from Beijing's Old Summer Palace. The World's Alex Gallafent looks at an episode many Chinese regard as one of the most humiliating in their history.
During the early 60s, many West African governments ran music contests. Guinea's Mamady Kouyate, one of the big players of that era, can now be found playing in a small bar in Brooklyn. The World's Alex Gallafent saw the show.
In the second part of his look at the US military and language learning, The World's Alex Gallafent reports on efforts to develop automated translation devices for US soldiers to use in the field instead of human interpreters.
The London Olympic Games are only three weeks away and there is much excitement in the British Capital. But The World's Alex Gallafent tells Marco Werman that there are also concerns about security - and, of course, that English summer weather.
President Obama is likely to make a raft of new appointments as he begins his second term. One prominent name being mentioned for an ambassadorship is the British-born editor of American Vogue, Anna Wintour.