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He helped win World War II and was rewarded with chemical castration

Global Politics

In 1950s England, Alan Turing’s sexuality meant that his heroic work during World War II wasn’t good enough. Convicted of engaging in gay sex, he was ordered chemically castrated. A short time later, he committed suicide. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II gave him an official pardon.

Tracking Charity: Experts worry effectiveness of bed nets is waning

Health & Medicine

Protectionism at home and abroad

Global efforts at sustainable development

Combating climate change by storing CO2 underground

White House transfer of power

Global Politics

A behind-the-scenes look at the Bush-Obama transition with Martha Joynt Kumar, Director of the White House Transition Project.

Malala Yousufzai Reunited with Friend in UK

Conflict & Justice

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.

Meryl Streep as ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher

Global Politics

Margaret Thatcher: the mere mention of her name still provokes strong feelings in Britain. Now the Iron Lady is back – on the big screen.

News Corp. Scandal Spreads to Other International Papers

Rupert Murdoch’s British media empire remains under fire as allegations continue to unfold –  not only about the now-shuttered News of the World, but about other media outlets within the company. The Sunday Times and The Sun, both British papers owned by Murdoch’s News International, are accused of attempting to hack Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s phone, […]

The World’s Largest Water Park

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown considers turning 221,000 square miles in the Indian Ocean into a pristine marine sanctuary.