1:45pm

Thu June 5, 2014
Station News & Events

The World Gears Up for D-Day Celebrations on 6-5

We're gearing up for D-Day celebrations tomorrow. It'll be 70 years since Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy to begin liberating France from Nazi Germany. Reporter Jake Cigainero is on the scene and gives us a feel for the ongoing commemorations. Plus, with Russian President Vladimir Putin among the dignitaries headed to the celebrations, we revisit the Soviet role in the World War Two and ask how D-Day is remembered in Moscow, if at all.

Also on The World today:

Lego launches a series of female scientists in response to an online campaign protesting Lego's representations of girls and women. We're on the trail of geochemist Ellen Koojiman, who spearheaded the project.

In the UK anti-fracking protestors have carried out a political stunt outside the prime minister's country house - turning up in hard hats and sealing off the house with security fencing. Our political editor Peter Thomson weighs in on fracking battles here and there.

And our own Carol Hills contemplates the power of that image of the man standing in front of a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square 25 years ago. What's the genesis of that photograph and what has it come to symbolize in the years since?