'The Casual Vacancy' is'nt like Harry Potter. Rowling's latest novel is for adults. The World's Alex Gallafent talks with anchor Marco Werman about the type of local English government that forms the backdrop to the novel, and about the Church of England.
The World's Alex Gallafent looks at the online sensation Jacob Collier, a young Englishman who loves to sing and arrange. Collier has created an online hit with his version of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely?"
This summer Britons have feasted on national celebrations including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and London's Olympic Games. When the Paralympic Games conclude in a few weeks, Britain will have to get back to reality. And that might not be easy.
If the English county of Yorkshire were a nation in its own right, it'd be near the top end of the current Olympic medal table. Athletes from Yorkshire are responsible for much of Britain's current success at London 2012.
At the Olympic Games of 1908, held in London, the 400 meters final was contested by only one man. The World's Alex Gallafent explains why. Plus Plus a touch of sporting poetry for the weekend in celebration of amateur athletes everywhere.
Anchor Aaron Schachter gets an update on the talk at the Olympics from The World's Alex Gallafent in London. Beyond the sporting news, Alex also takes a brief shopping trip to the official department store of the 2012 London games.
Olympic Round-Up: Anchor Aaron Schachter talks with The World's Alex Gallafent in London about the latest news from Olympics; how the city is still buzzing, and how some athletes are protesting sponsorship restrictions, and explores Olympic poetry.
America's nuclear fears from the Cold War haven't necessarily gone awayï¿½but they have been modernized. The World's Alex Gallafent examines US fears of a nuclear attack in the shadow of September 11th.
ï¿½Dress Codesï¿½ is a new exhibit at the International Center of Photography in New York. The exhibit highlights some clothes that have a secret. The World's Alex Gallafent interviews Peruvian photographer Milagros de la Torre.
Since US forces ousted the Taliban in Afghanistan in late 2001, the face of Afghan leadership has belonged principally to one man: Hamid Karzai. The World's Alex Gallafent looks at the changing image in the west of Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai.
The violence that has rocked the West African nation of Guinea in the past weeks has left many Guineans living outside the country anxious about their friends and families back home. The World's Alex Gallafent takes the pulse of Guineans in New York.
The latest album from Randy Brecker is dedicated to his brother, Mike Brecker, who died in 2007. Randy talks about how the desperate search to help Mike led him to his family history, and to creating the album. The World's Alex Gallafent has the story.
The World's Alex Gallafent reports on the controversy surrounding this year's Ibrahim Prize for excellence in African leadership. The award committee decided there was no candidate worthy of the honor this year.
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.
Here's a satisfying day-dream: you have quit your job, but you're encouraged to write down your opinion about the whole thing ï¿½ and then publish it to your colleagues. Well, that was long standard practice for British diplomats. Alex Gallafent reports