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.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced this week there would be an investigation into the Iraq war once the country's Britain's completed its troop withdrawal, as Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Rafael Behr
The World's Matthew Bell reports that Zimbabwe's embattled president Robert Mugabe is showing no signs of compromise, and today, during his first major public speech since the disputed March 29th elections
Republican presidential contender says that -- if elected -- he'd hold a British-style question and answer sessions with Congress, and Anchor Lisa Mullins offers a reminder of how chaotic those sessions can be in the British parliament.
Sustainable development is a term used to describe how natural resources like water, food and energy can be used wisely to meet today's needs while ensuring that they'll be around for future generations
As the U.S. bailout plan stumbles on Capitol Hill, European banks are suffering from their exposure to the U.S. crisis. The World's Laura Lynch reports that governments in Europe have had to intervene with bailouts of their own.
Today, the House of Representatives in Washington passed a $ 700 billion dollar bailout of the financial industry. The World's Laura Lynch sums up a week of market-induced fear on the streets and in the bars of London.
Governments and central banks in Europe announced additional measures today to restore confidence and shore up banks and the frozen credit markets. News of the plans sent the markets up. The World's Laura Lynch reports from London.