Over the past couple of years, Miranda Hart has performed a rare double whammy: she has starred in one of the most successful TV sitcoms (Miranda) and also in one of TV’s top dramas. The latter, Call The Midwife, is now back for a second series after an acclaimed first run last year.
This post is in partnership with Worldcrunch, a new global-news site that translates stories of note in foreign languages into English. The article below was originally published in Die Welt.
Abby Barnes’ hand shoots up nearly every time her teacher asks the 19 squirmy first-graders in her suburban Philadelphia public school to match letters of the alphabet to the sounds they make. Sitting up front with her pinchable cheeks framed by long blond hair, Abby, 7, looks as eager as any of her classmates to blurt out an answer
Muammar Gaddafi remains hunkered down in Tripoli, ever defiant despite the the heaviest bombing of NATO’s three-month campaign. But outside Libya, the talk has moved on from war to the business opportunities offered by a post-Gaddafi Libya
As most parents of small children will reluctantly admit, nothing can occupy a child quite like television. Unfortunately, the scientific evidence suggests that using the boob tube as a babysitter has its price: the more time babies spend sitting in front of the screen, the more their social, cognitive and language development may suffer
It’s possible that the Navy Seal team that killed Osama bin Laden on May 1 carried communication equipment made by L-3 Communications. It’s also possible that if you were a U.S
The group that controls top-level domain codes for Internet addresses is poised to permit non-Latin language codes for the first time in its history.
The man who caused a mistrial in John Travolta’s extortion trial is expected to appear before a judge Friday morning. A Bahamian judge wants Picewell Forbes to explain why he publicly announced a not guilty verdict in Travolta’s trial before a jury announced its verdict.
A Northwest Airlines flight from San Diego, California, to Minneapolis, Minnesota, overshot the Minneapolis airport by about 150 miles Wednesday evening, and federal investigators are looking into whether the pilots had become distracted, as they claimed, or perhaps fallen asleep. Air traffic controllers lost radio communication with the Airbus A320, carrying 147 passengers and an unknown number of crew, when it was flying at 37,000 feet, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
A celebrity gossip Web site has caught Maria Shriver a third time apparently violating California’s law against using a cell phone while driving.