Last updated 8:14AM ET
December 6, 2013
PRI's The World: 12/05/2013 South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa's president says. Mandela, 95, led South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.
PRI's The World: 12/04/2013 Why Russians put up with widespread government surveillance. How security experts try to stay one step ahead of al-Qaeda bombmakers. And World Cup soccer gets a new ball.
PRI's The World: 12/03/2013 How scientists are training for the task of moving Syria's chemical weapons through a war zone. Also, the editor of The Guardian newspaper in Britain is grilled by lawmakers about publishing the documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Plus, a fungus eating away at coffee crops in Central and South America has coffee shops in New England worried.
South Africa and world mourn Mandela South Africans and world leaders pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, who led the transition from white minority rule and has died aged 95.
Deadly storm lashes northern Europe Hurricane-force winds and tidal surges kill at least seven people in northern Europe, flood parts of Hamburg and leave thousands of homes without power.
Italy convicts abducted Egypt cleric Egyptian Muslim cleric Abu Omar, abducted by the CIA in Italy in 2003, is given a six-year jail term in absentia in Milan for terror offences.
We all gave the TSA a half million dollars last year
Well that's nice of us.
I eat your marshmallow
Why New Year's resolutions are like candy.
The power of the central bank to create money out of thin air wasn't always so easy
The Federal Reserve has been creating money to the tune of about $85 billion dollars a month. But the first time a central bank tried to do that...it didn't go over so well.