After weeks of negotiations, Israel and Hamas have reached an agreement on a temporary ceasefire in Gaza, starting on Thursday. What will follow is the release of dozens of people taken hostage by Hamas on Oct. 7. Israel will also set free a large number of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails. The World's Matthew Bell tells us more.
Days after demonstrations began in the center of Hong Kong, tens of thousands of demonstrators are still in the streets despite the use of tear gas and pepper spray by the police. And, by all appearances, the pro-democracy protesters are settling in for the long haul.
The rhetoric of apology in China today is nuanced and coded. Though some people seem genuinely contrite for their actions during the vigilante violence of the Cultural Revolution, they are careful not to blame the government.
China has relied on coal for cheap energy to fuel its development. Now. many of its cities have massive air pollution problems. And, finally, the government is doing something about it.
In Chinese cities like Beijing, a rising awareness about the dangers of air pollution is evident on people's faces. More and more Beijingers are wearing masks to protect themselves from air pollution. But, in order for them to offer any protection at all, they first must be worn correctly.
President Obama is scheduled to address the nation tonight to explain why he thinks Congress should authorize the use of American force in response to the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons. The future of US influence around the globe is at stake.
The Obama administration's call for intervention in Syria is expected to overshadow the gathering of the G-20 in St. Petersburg. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin are bitterly divided over Syria. Host Marco Werman talks with The World's Matthew Bell.
As the international community awaits verification that chemical weapons were used, what remains unclear is how Washington might respond.
Bradley Manning, 25, was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for leaking classified documents to the website WikiLeaks. Depending on whom you ask, however, the contents of those documents could amount to remarkable disclosures or well-written gossip.
As the political turmoil in Egypt continues play out, one thing has been clear for some time. The Egyptian economy is in deep trouble.
The Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip celebrated the election of Mohammed Morsi in Egypt last year. Now that Morsi is out, Hamas is feeling the impact - and it's not good. Host Carol Hills speaks with The World's Matthew Bell.