Relief efforts in Texas, Sheriff Joe's pardon and plastic bags
August 28, 2017
We're giving our signature global take on the devastating floods affecting the Texas coast and the city of Houston. Find out how immigrants and refugees have been hit particularly hard by Harvey. Also, discover how the flooding in Texas compares with major weather events elsewhere in the world. Plus, Kenya bans plastic grocery bags. And, we find out what "back to school" shopping meant in 1980s Moscow.
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Scientists say warming ocean temperatures are a factor behind stronger storms and changing weather patterns in the South Pacific.
Hours after a tweet from President Donald Trump insisting Mexicans pay for a border wall, Mexican officials offered aid to Harvey victims in the United States.
Producing, selling and using plastic bags is now illegal in Kenya. The East African nation joins 40 other countries worldwide in banning, partially banning or taxing single use plastic bags.
On Friday, ICE officials dropped 50 women and their children at a bus station, after their asylum applications were approved. But with Harvey approaching, bus routes were canceled, leaving the women and children stranded.
The city of Thessaloniki has long struggled to come to terms with its Jewish history. But things are beginning to change under a new mayor.