Full episode - August 22, 2019
A tree line is shown with smoke all over the photograph.
There's been a record number of fires in Amazon this year. What does it mean for Brazilians and the global climate? Plus, the final story in our series marking 400 years since the first enslaved African arrived in the English colonies: The World's Rupa Shenoy reports from Ghana, where she met with the leader of one ethnic group that has apologized for its role in the slave trade. And Nathan Law, one of the leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, says he's now starting at Yale Law School but is still getting death threats.
Full story - August 22, 2019
Thousands of people make a human chain from Pikk Hermann in Tallinn, Estonia, to Gediminas' Tower in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Aug. 23 in 1989.
The longest human chain in history paved the way to Baltic independence, and, on the eve of its 30th anniversary, offers inspiration for Hong Kong protesters.
Full story - August 21, 2019
Wreckage smolders with black smoke after an apparent airstrike
The United Nations is warning of a new humanitarian crisis as airstrikes intensity in Idlib, Syria.
Full episode - August 21, 2019
Several people are shown standing around a tour guide in front of the white facade of the Cape Coast Castle.
Ghana's government is calling on people from the African diaspora to return to the country, marking 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought to America. Complicating the anniversary, the US and Ghana are currently in a diplomatic dispute over deportations. The World's Rupa Shenoy traveled to Ghana and met Ghanaians deported by the US to their home country. Also, how the white supremacy movement in the US appears to observers from other countries. And, the former US Ambassador to Denmark shares his thoughts on Greenland, and the diplomatic kerfuffle that's erupted between President Donald Trump and the Danish government.
Full story - August 20, 2019
Evelyn Hernández, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a suspected abortion, is hugged by a woman.
After three years in jail, 21-year-old Evelyn Hernández from El Salvador was acquitted of murder charges Monday. A victim of rape, she was previously convicted of intentionally inducing an abortion after giving birth to a stillborn son.
Full episode - August 20, 2019
Evelyn Hernández is shown with a black sweater and pink shirt standing among several other women smiling.
Evelyn Hernández gave birth to a stillborn baby and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2017, convicted of inducing an abortion that killed her baby. But on Monday, Hernández was acquitted in a new trial that activists say was a victory for women's rights in El Salvador. In the second part in our series from Ghana, the country has declared a "Year of Return" for the African diaspora to mark 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia. The World's Rupa Shenoy has the story of Mona Boyd, an African American woman living in Accra, Ghana, who helped organize Nancy Pelosi's trip. And, Twitter and Facebook said on Tuesday that the two platforms will be cracking down on what they call a Chinese government disinformation campaign. Beijing has allegedly taken to the social media sites to disperse memes, hip-hop videos and false articles to denigrate pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
Full story - August 20, 2019
A man in a suit with his hands gesturing
What has the US been doing about the conflict in Ukraine for the last five years?
Full story - August 20, 2019
Ghana’s “Year of Return” is changing how the history of the slave trade is remembered in Africa.
Full episode - August 19, 2019
A young man is show walking off to the left through the debris room filled with white-covered chaies and a ceiling falling down.
A wedding was the scene of political violence in Afghanistan on Sunday. ISIS targeted a minority group, the Hazara, who have been trying to get their voices heard in the ongoing talks to end the 18-year-old war. And, we begin a four-part series on the origins of African slavery in America. Historians say that Sunday marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in what would become the US. Also, we hear a requiem for a glacier in Iceland.
Full story - August 19, 2019
Demonstrators hold placards and attend a rally outside the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, in Belgium, October 5, 2016.
A Hazara community member reflects on Saturday's ISIS attack that left 63 dead, as Afghanistan marks a subdued, 100th years of independence from Britain.