The surprising arrest of an executive at a Chinese telecom giant. The reason for the arrest remains a mystery. Also, an Italian radio station is running a competition to find the next big stars of TV and movie dubbing. Plus, a Gaelic singer is about to be awarded an honor from the Queen for her contribution to Scottish music and culture. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.
During World War II, hundreds of thousands of Jews in the Netherlands paid for their train, operated by the Dutch state-run company NS, that later deported to them death camps. The parents of Holocaust survivor Salo Muller were on one of those trains.
The USNS Comfort served thousands of desperate Venezuelan refugees in Colombia who’ve fled their country’s life-threatening food and medical scarcities. The ship anchored off Riohacha, Colombia as part of a three-month, four-nation Latin American tour, helping with everything from hernia operations to eye cataract removals.