In Ho Chi Minh City, two Boston College professors are leading a group of students to volunteer at a clinic for HIV patients who are at the end of their lives.
As the U.S. State Department releases its annual report on forced labor, Hillary Clinton and Southeast Asian advocates are saying it's time to call "trafficking" what it really is. WGBH's Phillip Martin reports from Southeast Asia.
For one scholar, India’s poorest regions represent innovation — innovation that may have lessons to teach the world.
We talk to Michael Higgins, the president of Ireland, during his trip to Boston to commemorate the famine that forever changed the face of the city.
Cities all over the world rely on robust public transportation systems. What are they doing right? PLUS: Your ideas gleaned from taking public transit in other countries.
Boeing's fuel-efficient Dreamliner 787 is making nonstop Boston-to-Tokyo air travel feasible for the first time.
We talk to experts about the rising tide of social entrepreneurship. Does it have the power to address some of the fundamental problems in society?
Little Devices is addressing third-world problems with a technique MacGyver would love: tweaking common toys and gadgets to defuse illness and disability. But is the approach a step backwards?
The passengers of the Costa Concordia were unprepared to escape when the cruise ship ran aground, said Brandon Warrick.
Two years after the quake, some local Haitians have become frustrated with what they see as the slow progress of recovery.
It’s been two years since a devastating magnitude-7 earthquake leveled much of Haiti, leaving over 300,000 dead. One of them was 19-year-old Rutland native Britney Gengel. Her family is working through its loss by picking up where Britney left off.
A former Bush State Department official said he wouldn't support invading Iraq if he could do it all over again — and wonders if peace is still the goal of our wars.
North Korea's mercurial and enigmatic leader has died. He was 69. A FRONTLINE documentary from 2003 provides some context for his rule.
Gov. Deval Patrick is finishing his nine-day trade mission to South America excited by new collaborations with countries there.
A "massive" number of Egyptian voters wonder whom the polls will bring to office in the countries first post-Mubarak elections.
The fighting in Libya has taken its toll — and nowhere in the US is that impact more evident than at Spaulding Hospital in Salem, Mass. In October, the US State Department facilitated the transfer of wounded freedom fighters here.
"It's good to see the back of Cardinal Law," said one advocate for victims of clergy sex abuse.
WHERE WE LIVE
Whether 100 years ago or now, Chelsea draws immigrants from other countries determined to do better for themselves and their children.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is teaming with a Russian government–sponsored foundation to build a world-class graduate school of technology, known as SkTech, just outside Moscow.
BOB SEAY DEBRIEFS
In the first of a series of conversations with our colleagues at "The World," Bob Seay discusses the state of Afghanistan with London correspondent Laura Lynch.
President Barack Obama announced that all U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by year's end.
With Gadhafi gone, people around the globe wonder what party or person will rise to the top in a country that finally has the chance for democratic rule. WGBH’s Bob Seay talked with Matthew Bell, Middle East correspondent for The World, about the future of Libyan politics.
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Nobel Peace Prize-winning Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai died last month but the legacy of her mission is still alive. Maathai spoke about her life's work with WGBH back in 1990 for a series called Race to Save the Planet. Former Nova producer Linda Harrar offered this personal remembrance.
We have a special remembrance of Apple's Steve Jobs in a superb WGBH interview from 1990. It's from a series called The Machine That Changed The World. In it, Jobs talks about how that revolutionary device, the Macintosh personal computer, came to be and the particular gifts of the people who made it a reality.
It may be too early to say how Sept. 11 affected the millennial generation, who came of age in its aftermath. But it did bring change, one person at a time. Here are three stories of youths whose lives were altered because of that day.
A defiant Moammar Gadhafi vowed Wednesday to fight on "until victory or martyrdom" and called on residents of the Libyan capital and loyal tribesmen across his North African nation to free Tripoli from the "devils and traitors" who have overrun it.
PRI'S THE WORLD
Starting Friday, Worcester will host an event that’s a hallmark of many American cities with burgeoning immigrant populations: a World Cup soccer tournament.
European stocks rebounded Thursday as banks recouped some hefty losses despite ongoing concerns over their exposure to the debt of countries like Greece and Italy, while Wall Street was poised for a rebound following another rout.
Some Somalis in Boston say they have been trying for a long time to turn public attention to the famine in their homeland, to no avail. Some have concluded that they'll simply have to go it alone, although donations and attention from non-governmental organizations are increasing.
A European Central Bank pledge to buy up Italian and Spanish bonds slashed the two countries' borrowing costs but most global stock markets sank again Monday following the downgrade of U.S. debt by Standard & Poor's.
The five to ten thousand Somalis living in Boston are trying to respond from afar to news of a devastating famine in their homeland.
When there are protests in the Greek capital, doggie demonstrator Loukanikos is usually in the middle of things. He's not the only socially active canine in the city, though. They're something of a symbol during the anti-austerity demonstrations.
The government says the country needs more energy to keep developing and to support a power-intensive copper mining industry. But opponents say the dam project will destroy pristine wilderness. They are calling for a shift in attitudes toward energy and the environment.
The news of Osama bin Laden's death ricocheted around the world Sunday night, leaving families of 9/11 victims and soldiers killed in the War on Terror with an unimaginable amount to process.
A Harvard legal scholar who has been elected the next prime minister of Tibet's government-in-exile is vowing to continue Tibet's struggle for autonomy.
Maria Hinojosa: One-On-One
Black In Latin America
Japan was hit by a strong earthquake and tsunami warning Thursday night nearly a month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern coast.
Congolese refugee Rose Mapendo, who settled in Phoenix in 2000 with nine of her 10 children and has since become an advocate for refugees, reunites with the child she left behind, Nangabire, after 13 years apart.
María Hinojosa: One-On-One
Japan’s frantic effort to cool down a damaged nuclear facility has thrust nuclear power reactors back into the public’s imagination here in the United States. That’s bringing attention to New England's Pilgrim and Vermont Yankee plants — but also to a little-noticed reactor in Massachusetts.
Around the Nation
Few crimes have disappeared as dramatically as pickpocketing. These days, law enforcement officials don't even track statistics on pickpockets. What happened to it?
The Internet is ablaze with a racy hip-hop remix poking fun at Gaddafi’s infamous balcony appearance last week.
Egyptians living in the Boston area this weekend joined their countrymen in processing the joy, challenges and questions left behind by Hosni Mubarak's departure from the Egyptian presidency on Friday.
Egyptians in Boston are celebrating resignation of Hosni Mubarak. Amira Hussein grew up in Cairo, but has lived in Boston for four years while she works on a Ph. D. at Boston University. Walking through the city, she was positively jubilant.
The Emily Rooney Show
Manchester's Colin Bower is trying to get his sons back from Egypt after his ex-wife allegedly kidnapped them in 2009. Bower watched millions of people take to the streets of Cairo this weekend, protesting the 30-year-rein of their president, as he waited fruitlessly to visit his sons.
We can’t imagine America without the Afghanistan War even though we have done almost everything possible to eliminate terrorism -- except for declare peace. We are numb to this war and it's time to snap out of it.
The lives of Afghan women and girls—and their very right to be treated as humans—is in danger of becoming a bargaining chip to achieve a so-called “political solution” with the Taliban in order to expedite withdrawal.
Just underneath China's modern, shiny surface, many aspects of life are still very traditional.
Mexico celebrates 200 years of independence today, and this year also marks 100 years since the Mexican Revolution. Today, the Zapatistasan army of indigenous campesinos, remain determined as their movement continues its slow course. The World’s Grant Fuller has the story.
Birth of Humanity: New discoveries reveal how early humans hunted and formed families.
The World's Marco Werman takes you on a musical trip around the world in Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders.