In 1950s England, Alan Turing's sexuality meant that his heroic work during World War II wasn't good enough. Convicted of engaging in gay sex, he was ordered chemically castrated. A short time later, he committed suicide. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II gave him an official pardon.
Bed nets were hailed as the solution to the malaria epidemic killing thousands of children in tropical parts of the world. But now, years after they were distributed en masse, the mosquitos have developed resistance and the bed nets have holes. In other words, they're not working so well any more.
Anchor Marco Werman talks about the photo of Pakistani girl Malala Yousufzai, and her friend Shazia Ramzan that seemed to capture a sort of quiet power. Yousafzai is the teenage Pakistani education activist shot in the head by the Taliban last year.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced his resignation yesterday, and Conservative leader David Cameron stepped in. Cameron's Conservative Party coalition with the Liberal Democrats is the first coalition government in Britain in 70 years.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that he will step down as Labour Party leader by September. This shocking announcement comes in the wake of last Thursday's elections which saw the Conservative Party win the most seats, but not the majority.
Britain will send 500 more forces personnel to Afghanistan but only if key conditions are met says UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. We speak with two veterans of the war in Afghanistan ï¿½ one British, and one American in today's show.
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