Full story - September 18, 2020
People wearing protective face masks walk in a busy street in Paris as France reinforces mask-wearing in public places as part of efforts to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across Europe, Sept. 18, 2020.
Across much of Europe, the Middle East and beyond, the coronavirus appears to be making a resurgence. Taiwan scrambled fighter jets and deployed an air defense missile system Friday to counter 18 Chinese aircraft. And the Trump administration has issued new rules to cripple the TikTok and WeChat apps.
Full episode - September 17, 2020
Dozens of people are show walking around a shopping district and wearing face masks in Madrid, Spain.
Spain’s capital, Madrid, is experiencing one of Europe’s worst, second-wave outbreaks of the coronavirus. And, officials across the world are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the US presidential race — and that may be especially true for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Also, Wednesday marked 400 years since the Mayflower ship originally set sail for what would later become the United States. To commemorate the event, the US and UK launched a new autonomous, solar-powered vessel that will take part in a research mission on climate change, pollution and conservation.
Full story - September 17, 2020
In this file photo from Dec. 7, 2013, US Vice President Joe Biden listens to Colonel James Minnich, Secretary of the United Nations Command, Military Armistice Commission, at the border village of Panmunjom, in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the military b
The World asked two Northeast Asia experts what to expect if Joe Biden wins the US presidential election.
Full story - September 17, 2020
A family member of Javier Ordonez, who died after being detained by the police, wears a T-shirt that reads: "Justice for Javier" during his funeral in Bogota, Colombia, Sept. 16, 2020.
Street chaos erupted after the killing of Javier Ordoñez on Sept. 8, which has also drawn attention to the political rift between the progressive, left-leaning, local government of Bogotá Mayor Claudia Lopez and the conservative, right-leaning, national government of President Iván Duque.
Full story - September 17, 2020
An African man wearing sunglasses and a white shirt sings at the piano into a microphone
When graduate student Dipo Oyeleye heard the song "We Go Win (Corona)" by Cobhams Asuquo, a Nigerian singer-songwriter, he knew what his next research project would be: a study of the myriad coronavirus songs that flourished in Africa at the pandemic's onset on the continent. 
Full story - September 17, 2020
A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting for updates on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 6, 2020.
The European director for the World Health Organization has warned countries not to reduce the 14-day quarantine period for people possibly exposed to the coronavirus, the former head of the world athletics’ governing body was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison, and the US plans to declare on Saturday that all international sanctions on Iran have been restored.
Full episode - September 16, 2020
Yoshihide Suga is shown bowing and surrounded by parliamentarians on either side clapping their hands.
Japan's Parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as prime minister Wednesday, replacing long-serving leader Shinzō Abe with his right-hand man. And, 14 people were killed in Colombia last week amid clashes between protesters and the police. The deaths were consistent with a tradition of police abuse in the country. Also, the government of Barbados has announced that it will remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state and become a republic by next year.
Full story - September 16, 2020
In her new book, author Isabel Wilkerson, right, argues a caste system — not race — explains inequality in the United States.
Only by accepting the framework and language of a caste system can the US begin to heal from 400 years of racial inequality, argues author Isabel Wilkerson.
Full story - September 16, 2020
Norwegian youth sit on the ground while spending time outdoors on a lake.
Amid the coronavirus, socializing outside with friends and family has been a valuable way to stay connected with people. But as the weather cools in many parts of the US, it may be time for Americans to spend time outside in the cold.
Full story - September 16, 2020
A group of protesters carries protest signs. One wears a colorful tie-dye shirt and has blue hair. The others wear white and black shirts.
The activist group organized the largest-ever march against racial discrimination in the city's history. But a backlash soon formed as online commenters argued that the issue is uniquely American — not a Japanese one. 

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