Human Interest

Students in Bangladesh call for leadership change as protests against quota system turn violent


Protests against a job quota system in Bangladesh have turned violent. The World’s host Carolyn Beeler speaks with Samina Luthfa, who teaches sociology at the University of Dhaka, about why people are upset.

Closing the Darién Gap with a barbed-wire fence


‘She transcends’: French Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux finds hope and meaning in ‘Vida’


Japanese dads struggle to reform fatherhood

Japan in Focus

More people are running marathons than ever before. Why?

Lifestyle & Belief

Washington, D.C., woman becomes queen of Ghana village

In an effort to foster economic ties, a village in Ghana is making an American woman its queen mother. They hope she’ll help the village redevelop.

Hollywood stars hawking products in Russian ads

Arts, Culture & Media

Hollywood celebrities are making a splash in Russia — and it’s not for their blockbuster movies.

Celebrity scientist to be sealed in airtight box for experiment


For two days, British geologist Iain Stewart will be sealed in an air-tight, bedroom-sized container with only small plants to provide him with oxygen.

The World

Billionaires pledge to give up half their money to charity

More than 30 billionaires have agreed to donate at least half their fortunes to charity; the list was made public yesterday. The New York Times’ Louise Story, has the details of this new venture by some of the country’s richest people.

Accepted to all eight Ivy League schools, Victor Agbafe will attend Harvard University this fall, setting him on the path to his dream of becoming a neurosurgeon.

How Victor Agbafe’s immigrant parents taught him the lessons to get into all eight Ivies


Victor Agbafe credits his parents for surrounding him with a strong support system to succeed. So we asked him to elaborate more on the role of his parents and to share how being the son of immigrants shaped him as both a student and a person.