Alex Gallafent


London Summer Olympics Get Underway

Let the Games begin! Friday saw the start of the 30th Summer Olympiad with the opening ceremonies taking place at Olympic Park. The World's Alex Gallafent spoke with visitors from around the globe ahead of London's big night.


Conflict & Justice

Terrorist attacks in Pakistan continue

More than 90 people were killed after a car bomb ripped through a busy market in Peshawar, Pakistan. The blast came as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began a visit to the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. The World's Jason Margolis reports.

Global Politics

Owning a piece of the Berlin Wall

Twenty years ago, the wall that divided East and West Berlin came down in dramatic fashion. Since that time, the Berlin Wall has been broken up. Former Berlin resident Juliane Camfield tells Alex Gallafent she could never own a piece of the wall.

Conflict & Justice

Dubai in trouble

Wall Street shares fell on worries about Dubai. American markets were closed when other world markets all suffered steep losses. Alex Gallafent reports.


Hacking into American drone aircraft

Insurgents in Iraq have hacked into live video feeds from unmanned American drone aircraft, US media reports say. The hacking was possible because the remotely flown planes have an unprotected communications link. Alex Gallafent reports.

Conflict & Justice

Boxes of Irish history

The small town of Ballina is known as �the Salmon Capital of Ireland'. It's home to only about 11,000 people. But it's also home to an extraordinary collection of historical documents. The World's Alex Gallafent reports from New York.

Global Politics

Health care for illegal immigrants

The last piece of the health care reform law is now on its way to President Obama. The law's main purpose is to extend health care coverage to uninsured Americans. Those who are here illegally are still out of luck. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Harpist Tomoko Sugawara

For today's Global Hit, we're going to hear the sounds of a long-lost instrument. And now it's back, on an album called Along the Silk Road by harpist Tomoko Sugawara. The World's Alex Gallafent has our story.