First lady Michelle Obama promoted girls education in developing countries alongside her Japanese counterpart Akie Abe. But she avoided the elephant in the room — Japan's own struggles with gender inequity.
A woman who carries a mattress around Columbia University to protest sex assaults. The daughter of a felled Cuban human rights campaigner. The author of the best-seller "Wild.'' They are among the guests for the State of the Union address.
Israel has unleashed its biggest offensive against Palestinians in the West Bank in more than a decade in hopes of finding three Israeli teens they say were kidnapped by Hamas. And Israeli activists are also taking the fight online using the hashtag #BringBackOurBoys.
Over the years, many people met with the late Nelson Mandela, who often sported a colorful African shirt for the occasion.
Obesity has long been looked at as an environment problem. Kids are drinking sugary soda, eating saturated fats and sitting in front of screens for hours at a time, experts say. But research from University of California Irvine has found that genetics has a serious impact on obesity.
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.
Hundreds of South Africans protested President Barack Obama's visit for what they called a failure to meet expectations and promises. The second stop of President Obama's tour, the visit has become increasingly complicated with the deteriorating health of former South African President Nelson Mandela.
North Korea has ratcheted up its anti-American rhetoric, saying it has missiles on standby to attack US bases and even the American mainland. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Beijing correspondent, Mary Kay Magistad.