What is it like to face climate change where you live? The World spoke to people from all over the globe at the recent Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco to learn how climate change was impacting them, and what they were doing about it.PRI's The World
Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara has a new video out for her latest single, “Bonya.” The lively track, from her recently released second solo album, asks listeners to show respect to others.
Zere Asylbek's feminist song asks for respect for women — but she's now facing threats and criticism over the clothing she wore in the music video for her song.
World leaders in New York City for the UN General Assembly will have a hard time avoiding a message calling for an end to the war in Yemen. It's on billboards and kiosks, and it's rolling around the city on buses.
Detroit is a city filled with ruins. Among the city’s most iconic ones is the Packard Plant. A Spanish developer in Peru has plans to revive it.
The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico City and surrounding areas killed 369 people. Seven people died in the collapse of Wesley’s apartment building, including his wife, Elizabeth.
Samuel Berhe, like many other Eritreans, fled the country some years ago to escape mandatory national service, which the government made indefinite following the 1998-2000 border war with Ethiopia. The war cost the countries an estimated 100,000 lives, while conscription created a generation of Eritrean refugees.
As the city struggles to recover from the Marawi siege, a five-month occupation by a pro-ISIS group that killed civilizations and destroyed homes, many in the LGBTQ community say the city is now too dangerous a place for them.
The Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar to camps in Bangladesh. Many are children, some of whom struggle with intellectual disabilities. But there aren’t enough medical experts to treat them.
In South Korea, when tensions flare in the north, business picks up for those who supply preppers.
With the country’s HIV/AIDS rate expected to rise and clinics struggling to supply medication to a growing pool of patients, some say Uganda is jeopardizing the gains made in the last two decades and leaving the country vulnerable for a renewed epidemic in the coming years.
Fashion is powerful. It can be used as a political tool. It can be a statement about identity. It can also be healing. In Afghanistan, it is all of that and more.
The Taliban forbids women to leave the house unless they are accompanied by a male relative. Feroza Mushtari, who was a teenager at the time of the Taliban takeover, defied that rule to save a pregnant woman's life.
In 2016, students at the American University in Kabul watched as gunmen opened fire on their school. More than a dozen people were killed and many more injured. But the attack didn't stop students from pursuing their dreams.
Victoria Heaney started the #FreePeriodScotland campaign that caught the attention of the Scottish government and, ultimately, helped spur a conversation across Scotland about the fight against period poverty.
Outside of Chernobyl's "exclusion zone," things have never returned to normal. But life goes on.
The changes come as migrants’ pathways across the Mediterranean evolve to make Spain the busiest gateway into Europe.
Behzad says he was imprisoned and tortured in Iran for four years before fleeing to Greece. In Athens, a special clinic for torture survivors, run by Doctors Without Borders, is helping people like him rebuild their lives.
Yemenis mourned the deaths of about 30 children following a Thursday air strike on a busload of school boys.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have long spent huge sums of money on lobbyists to win favor with those in power in the United States. But when the two countries launched a blockade of fellow US ally Qatar last year, organizations with ties to their governments tried something new: fake news.
A new report confirming prisoner abuses in southern Yemen is amping up concern in Washington, DC. "It's just going to further radicalize the Yemeni people," Senator Chris Murphy says.
The federal government is resolute that it will end a program that gives spouses of H-1B visa holders authorization to work. They just haven't said when.
In today's Detroit, there are many signs of a comeback: new businesses, stores, less urban blight and more entrepreneurs. And immigrants are bringing new energy to the city.
The Department of Homeland Security notified Congress earlier this summer that it was transferring $10 million from FEMA to ICE to pay for the detention and transfer of undocumented immigrants. The World speaks with Mary Small of the nonprofit group, Detention Watch Network.
Three people who participated in the viral #CrazyRichAsiansCasting campaign earned their first ever parts in a big motion picture. Here’s why director Jon M. Chu thought it was necessary to scour the globe for Asian actors for “Crazy Rich Asians.”
What does it sound like to forgive someone who murdered your brother? Hear Rana Sodhi’s full conversation with Frank Roque, who committed the first known hate-driven murder after 9/11.
The global circulatory system is incredibly complex, and parts of it, like the North Icelandic Jet, are barely understood. That's why these scientists are in Iceland in the dead of winter.
The UK will stop burning coal for electricity by 2025. The US, meanwhile, is trying to end the “war on coal.”
Coal has driven Wyoming’s economy for decades. The state sits on hundreds of years of coal reserves. But the world is slowly moving away from coal, leaving some towns at a crossroads.
“Climate change has all the hallmarks of an issue which is difficult for people to engage with psychologically,” says an environmental psychologist.
Europe and the US say wood pellets are a carbon neutral alternative to coal. Many experts say otherwise.
What does it take to win entertainment’s grand slam?
How a 1961 comedy routine still holds up today.
How Helen Hayes promoted a style of performance that still defines American acting today.
How do you write a hit musical number? And then do it again? And again?
How the hilariously profane comedian inspired a young girl from the Bronx.