Calls for social justice and police reform have gained momentum as unrest continues across around the world in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. These calls are intersecting with the coronavirus pandemic. As part of our regular series discussing the coronavirus crisis, The World's health reporter Elana Gordon moderated a live conversation with David Harris, managing director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School.

Full story - July 30, 2020
Izcan Ordaz, an 18-year-old high school graduate in Fort Worth, Texas, will vote in his first US presidential election this November.
Back in April, Izcan Ordaz’s biggest concerns were getting through the coronavirus pandemic, the state of the US economy and finishing high school virtually. Now, the issue of racial justice is also top of mind.
Full story - July 03, 2020
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New music is being recorded and released every day. But for the first time, an album has come from the Republic of Djibouti, which gained independence 43 years ago. The World's Marco Werman spoke to Vik Sohonie, who co-produced the record.
Full episode - July 02, 2020
A midshot of Anthony Fauci in a Washington Nationals facemaks
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sees COVID-19 as a formidable, global foe. But he tells The World's host Marco Werman he's cautiously optimistic there will be more than one safe and effective vaccine available. Also, could pulling CO2 directly out of the air be an effective way to fight climate change? Plus, in Brazil, wildfires in the Amazon are threatening a region already hit hard by the novel coronavirus. And, the next Women's World Cup will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The 2019 soccer FIFA World Cup was a smashing success, with well over a billion viewers. Expectations are high for 2023.
Full story - July 02, 2020
An aerial view of a tract of Amazon jungle burning as it is cleared by farmers in Itaituba, Para, Brazil, Sept. 26, 2019.
In Brazil, the Amazon has been hard hit by the coronavirus. Now, as the dry season begins, people are bracing for a repeat of last year’s Amazon fires. Indigenous communities are especially vulnerable. 
Full story - July 02, 2020
Workers in hard hats and construction vests walking by a fence.
A new report found that Chinese surveillance of Uighurs started much earlier and is more comprehensive than previously thought. The World speaks to security researcher Apurva Kumar, one of the report's co-authors.
Full story - July 02, 2020
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sees COVID-19 as a formidable, global foe. But, Fauci tells The World’s Marco Werman, he’s cautiously optimistic that there will be more than one safe and effective vaccine available, likely manufactured by more than one country.
Full story - July 02, 2020
A woman and a man hold signs and candles lit up in the dark outside
Protests in South Korea were once characterized by intense, often violent confrontations between protesters and police. Today, those kinds of fierce standoffs in the country seem to be a thing of the past.
Full story - July 01, 2020
Putin holds his passport in front of an election official
Vladimir Putin scored an apparent victory in a week-long constitutional referendum that had the trappings of a gameshow. A large landslide struck the Hpakant jade mining site in Myanmar. The killing of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, an Ethiopian singer and activist, has sparked days of protest. A mysterious die-off of elephants in Botswana has stumped scientists. And, Amsterdam's red-light district is reopening after the coronavirus shutdown.
Full story - July 01, 2020
An aerial view shows the deserted Eiffel tower in Paris during a lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, April 1, 2020.
Though France is seeing a surge in environmentalist activism, particularly in Sunday's municipal elections, anti-racism and anti-colonial movements should not be separated from the work, says Malcom Ferdinand, a researcher at the French National Scientific Research Center in Paris. 
Full episode - July 01, 2020
Riot police use water cannon to disperse protesters and one officer presses down on a protester
In Hong Kong, a restrictive new security law enacted by Beijing is being used to arrest protesters on its first day in effect. we hear from pro-democracy activist Isaac Cheng. Plus, in Russia, it’s the last day for citizens to vote on a large bundle of constitutional amendments that include a measure that would allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036. And, we look at how the coronavirus has impacted migrants in the seafood industry in the US.

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