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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Do you know the Winter Olympic events?

January 27th, 2014
03:15 PM ET

Curling, luge, short track, skeleton... How well do you know your winter sports? Connect the World took to the streets of London to find out.

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Will Apollo collapse harm industry?

December 23rd, 2013
12:55 PM ET

Many people with tickets for shows over the busy holiday period will want to know that they are not at risk of falling victim to a similar offstage drama like the ceiling collapse that happened at the Apollo.

Watch: Witness: Actors on stage said 'watch out'

There are nearly 50 major theaters in the West End of London, of which 26 are at least 90 years old.

The Society of London Theatre, which represents the theater industry in the capital, sought Friday to reassure those alarmed by the events.

Becky speaks to Mark White of London's Theater Safety Committee about safety regulations and whether the incident that the Apollo theater will have a knock on effect.

Witness: Actors on stage said 'watch out'

December 20th, 2013
12:06 PM ET

The hundreds of theatergoers who packed into Central London's historic Apollo Theatre on Thursday night were expecting to watch a mystery.

But about 40 minutes into the play, shortly after 8 p.m., they got a drama instead.

"One of the actors said, 'Watch out!'" said one woman. "We thought it was part of the play."

It wasn't. Instead, it was part of the century-old structure's ornate plaster ceiling, which tumbled five stories onto the theatergoers, injuring scores of them, seven seriously, officials said.

The London Fire Brigade's Kingsland Station Manager Nick Harding said about 720 people were inside when a section of the ceiling collapsed on the theatergoers, taking parts of the balconies with it.

An ambulance official said a total of 76 people had been injured, though many of them were treated at the scene and released.

Eyewitnesses to the ceiling collapse at London's Apollo Theater recount what they experienced.

Women held by 'invisible handcuffs'

November 25th, 2013
02:29 PM ET

Police have arrested a couple on suspicion of holding three "extremely traumatized" women captive for more than 30 years.

Fionnuala Sweeney speaks to Diana Magnay outside of New Scotland Yard about the latest details in the case including the psychological and emotional abuse the women suffered for three decades.

Watch: Freed women may feel a 'numbness'

Freed women may feel a 'numbness'

November 25th, 2013
02:28 PM ET

Two of the three women believed to have been held captive in London for more than 30 years met the man suspected of holding them through a "shared political ideology," London's Metropolitan Police revealed on Saturday.

Police announced they had arrested a couple on suspicion of being involved in forced labor and domestic servitude after authorities took a Malaysian woman, 69, Irish woman, 57, and 30-year-old Briton to safety from a property in Lambeth, a borough in south London. They said the man and woman were both 67 and not British nationals.

In a statement Saturday, Cmdr. Steve Rodhouse said the suspects were of Indian and Tanzanian origin and had arrived in Britain in the 1960s.

"We believe that two of the victims met the male suspect in London through a shared political ideology, and that they lived together at an address that you could effectively call a 'collective,'" he said.

Rodhouse also said the collective somehow ended, but the women continued to live with the suspects.

Fionnuala Sweeney speaks with psychologist Alan Hilfer about the challenges the freed London captives will face adjusting to post-captive life.

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