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New reports on surveillance, 'demographic genocide' of Uighurs; Israel hesitates on annexation; Russian election comes to close

New reports on China's policies toward Uighurs show draconian efforts to cut birthrates and surveil the largely Turkic-speaking and Muslim population. Israel hesitates with moving forward on annexing part of the West Bank. In Russia, a week-long vote comes to a close. A Eurovision spoof film is inspiring covers from real musicians.

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Global markets reel and northern Italy shuts down amid COVID-19; Blasts in Kabul as rival inaugurations are held; Trial of MH17 downing begins in The Hague

Global markets are struggling to deal with the continued spread of COVID-19, and a cut to export oil prices adds another level of uncertainty. Meanwhile, northern Italy is on lockdown and schools have closed nationwide. Students rejoice, but parents worry. And, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani's inauguration was disrupted by blasts Monday, and rival Abdullah Abdullah held his own swearing in ceremony. Also, the crisis at the Greece-Turkey border continues to unfold. The World is following it on the ground in Greece.

Displacement

Refugees caught in the middle of Greek-Turkish political standoff

Even before Turkey opened its borders for refugees and asylum-seekers to leave for Europe, the Greek island of Chios was an epicenter of tension over EU policies that made several Greek islands de facto holding sites for some 42,000 refugees and migrants. Erdoğan’s move only exacerbated those tensions. And refugees are caught in the middle. 

Migrant crisis at Greek-Turkish border enters second week

Tens of thousands of migrants have been trying to get into Greece since late February when Turkey said it would no longer stop them from leaving. On Friday, Greek and Turkish security forces used tear gas to disperse the crowds near the Kastanies-Pazarkule border crossing.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit Ross Daly

The World's April Peavey profiles musician Ross Daly. He was born in England, travelled the world and settled on the Greek island of Crete. Ross has picked up a lot of musical knowledge along the way

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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of a tiny island in the Mediterranean, located north of Crete. The answer is the Greek island of Antikythera. The World's David Leveille reports on new theory about the Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient computing device dating back to 100 B.C. Researchers say it may have functioned as a calendar of the ancient Olympics.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Aegean Sea. The Britannic, which was a First World War hospital ship, sank in the Aegean Sea in 1916 after striking a German mine. The BBC's Malcolm Brabant reports that a company plans to offer submarine trips to the site of the wreck starting next year.

Global Politics

EU show of unity

European finance ministers agreed to offer more guarantees to nervous bank depositors. It was the first real show of unity since the crisis reached European shores. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Conflict & Justice

Greece in turmoil

Protesters and strikers were out in the streets of Athens as Greece coped with a fifth straight day of unrest. Journalist Maria Margaronis talks to anchor Marco Werman about why young people in Greece feel alienated and betrayed by their government.

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Geo Quiz and answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Ionian Sea. It's the site of a environmental battle over endangered loggerhead turtles. The BBC's Malcolm Brabant reports from the island of Zakynthos

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Thousands flee fires in Greece

High winds fanned huge wildfires to the north of Athens this past weekend. Many of those fires are now under control. But thousands there were forced to flee their homes, including the BBC's Malcolm Brabant. He speaks with anchor Jeb Sharp.