Miscellaneous

Two players from Boston bruins and Montreal Canadiens hockey teams talk to each other on the ice

Montreal Canadiens superfans brace for historic record to be smashed

The Boston Bruins are on the verge of making history — eclipsing the Montreal Canadiens' coveted record of most points scored in a regular season, set back in 1977.

Montreal Canadiens superfans brace for historic record to be smashed
portrait of nun reading a musical score

The astonishing life and music of Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, the Ethiopian nun who has died at 99

The astonishing life and music of Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, the Ethiopian nun who has died at 99
players on field

World-renowned soccer great ​​Pelé dies at 82

World-renowned soccer great ​​Pelé dies at 82
Album covers of some of the allbums from artists included in the end-of-year music playlist with recommendations from The World staff. Clockwise, startiing from the top left corner: Adrian Quesada's "Boleros Psicodélicos," Sillvana Estrada's "Marchita," V

A musical journey around the globe 2022, a playlist

A musical journey around the globe 2022, a playlist
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II looks on during a visit to officially open the new building at Thames Hospice, Maidenhead, England July 15, 2022.

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's monarch for 70 years, dies

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's monarch for 70 years, dies
Singer Lata Mangeshkar laughs at the launch of her Hindi music album “Saadgi” or Simplicity, on World Music Day, in Mumbai, India

Lata Mangeshkar, legendary Indian singer, dies at 92

Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar has died at the age of 92. In her honor, India declared two days of national mourning and lowered the country’s flags through Monday.

Lata Mangeshkar, legendary Indian singer, dies at 92
Parents of 5-year-old Rayan walk towards the tunnel as their son's body was being retrieved, after he fell into a hole and was stuck there for several days, in the village of Ighran in Morocco's Chefchaouen province

Moroccans prepare funeral for boy, 5, who died in deep well

Mourners have begun preparations for the funeral of 5-year-old Rayan Oram, who fell into a deep well a few days ago, after his body was retrieved. The boy's plight garnered international attention and scores of people from all over the country are expected to attend the funeral to pay their respects.

Moroccans prepare funeral for boy, 5, who died in deep well
E.O. Wilson in his office at Harvard University

Remembering naturalist E.O. Wilson

We remember E.O. Wilson, one of the world’s leading naturalists who died on Dec. 26, 2021. “I like to call it, ‘one Earth, one experiment,'" he once said. "We’ve only got one shot at this. Let's be careful.”

Remembering naturalist E.O. Wilson
Ecologist Tom Lovejoy is being remembered for his decades of research and bringing people together to protect the Amazon rainforest and other ecosystems on the planet.

Remembering Tom Lovejoy, champion of biodiversity and the Amazon

Tom Lovejoy, along with his colleague EO Wilson, shaped humanity’s understanding of biodiversity and the importance of keeping vital ecosystems intact.

Remembering Tom Lovejoy, champion of biodiversity and the Amazon
Edward O. Wilson sitting in a chair in his office

E.O. Wilson’s lifelong passion for ants helped him teach humans about how to live sustainably with nature

E.O. Wilson, who died Sunday, was an extraordinary naturalist and one of the world’s leading experts on ants, but his other passion was convincing humans to see themselves as part of the natural world.

E.O. Wilson’s lifelong passion for ants helped him teach humans about how to live sustainably with nature
Cartagena's historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and contains some of the best preserved examples of 18th century military architecture in the Caribbean. The city's walls were built with slave labor.

Where The World has been in 2021 — the year in pictures

From migrants in Greece, to the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, to rebuilding Lebanon and Haiti, our correspondents from around the globe bring you images of the important stories of 2021.

Where The World has been in 2021 — the year in pictures
Flowers are placed alongside a photo of Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town bells toll to honor Archbishop Desmond Tutu's life

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who worked against South Africa's apartheid regime, has died at the age of 90. He chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that documented atrocities and sought to promote national reconciliation.

Cape Town bells toll to honor Archbishop Desmond Tutu's life
Former South African President FW de Klerk arrives for the swearing-in ceremony of newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria, South Africa, May 25, 2019. 

Remembering the life and legacy of the late FW de Klerk, South Africa's last apartheid president

Former South African President FW De Klerk has died at the age of 85. Dave Steward, chairman of the FW de Klerk Foundation, spoke with The World's host Marco Werman about the late president's life and legacy in South Africa.

Remembering the life and legacy of the late FW de Klerk, South Africa's last apartheid president
People watch a TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch with file footage at a train station in Seoul, South Korea

North Korea launches suspected ballistic missile

North Korea launches at least one ballistic missile into the ocean. Also, Russia suspends its permanent mission to NATO. And, US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad resigns and is set to be replaced by his deputy.

North Korea launches suspected ballistic missile
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell gestures during a lecture about business management and leadership in Madrid, Spain

In the post-Cold War era, Colin Powell became the most 'popular and influential' US military leader, biographer says

Jeffrey Matthews has looked carefully at Powell's role on the world stage. He's the author of "Colin Powell: Imperfect Patriot." He joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss Powell's life and military and career.

In the post-Cold War era, Colin Powell became the most 'popular and influential' US military leader, biographer says