As the days get shorter, dusk is coming earlier and earlier. And it reminds me of a French expression that describes that ephemeral time of day.
Madonna has announced plans to auction off a masterpiece painting "Three Women at the Red Table" that she's owned for over 20 years. She says she's doing it to raise money to support girls' education in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Many world leaders attended the funeral of President Hugo Chavez. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was one of them. Mohammed Manzapour of the BBC's Persian Service said Venezuelans view his presence according to their political affiliation.
Residents of a medieval winemaking village in Burgundy are upset by the sale of the village's castle to a businessman from China.
This Saturday will mark the end of an era in France when the Minitel wil be switched off. The Minitel was a groundbreaking home electronic terminal, created in 1982, almost a decade before the commercialization of the Internet.
New York's Metropolitan Opera just ended its first run of a brand new "Ring" cycle. Several years ago, the Met asked visionary playwright and theater director Robert Lepage to produce Wagner's epic four-part "Ring of the Nibelungen."
The World's Adeline Sire profiles Sara Serpa, a Portuguese jazz singer, who became interested in travel literature soon after her arrival in New York City. Serpa's new CD is called "Mobile."
The World's Adeline Sire has a story on a collaboration between American jazz singer Kurt Elling and the Kluvers Big Band from Denmark. They're touring the US together for the first time.
For today's geo quiz, we're looking for a West African country and its capital. The capital sits on the banks of the Niger River and it's one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. For decades, this city has played a major role in world music.