Full episode - June 23, 2021
Last issue of Apple Daily arrive at a newspaper booth in Hong Kong, early Thursday, June 24, 2021.
The Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s biggest pro-democracy newspaper, is publishing its final issue. The move comes a week after authorities froze the outlet’s bank accounts, raided its offices and arrested top editors. And, Hambali, an Indonesian pegged as al-Qaeda’s mastermind in Southeast Asia, was accused of plotting the “second wave” of 9/11 attacks. Now, after languishing at Guantanamo, Hambali will get his day in court in Washington, DC, this summer. Also, a heat wave in Russia has people heading to Siberia to play in the permafrost and cool down.
Full story - June 23, 2021
A group of people are shown waiting in line where plates of traditional Ethiopian food are being served.
Top of The World: Dozens of people have been reportedly killed after an air raid on a busy marketplace in the Tigrayan village of Togoga in northern Ethiopia. And, An international team of lawyers has unveiled a legal definition of "ecocide." Also, the Biden administration blocked access to three dozen Iranian websites which the Justice Department says were spreading disinformation.
Full episode - June 22, 2021
In this Monday, March 16, 2020, file photo, cars pass the illuminated "Allianz Arena" soccer stadium in Munich, Germany.
UEFA has declined the Munich city council’s request to light up its stadium in rainbow colors for Germany’s final game against Hungary this week. Mayor Dieter Reiter made the request to protest an anti-LGBTQ law recently passed in Hungary. And over 800 members of Indigenous tribes from across Brazil are camped in the capital, Brasilia, to protest what they say are attacks on their rights and land. Also, negotiations between Saudi Arabia and the Houthi rebel movement in Yemen are heating up. Saudi Arabia may be looking to exit the civil war that has led to a humanitarian disaster in Yemen.
Full story - June 22, 2021
Yemeni fighters look over a mound of soil lined with sandbags
Saudi Arabia says it is ready to talk peace with Houthi rebels in Yemen. But Nadwa Dawsari, a nonresident scholar the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC, says these negotiations have "nothing to do with peace."
Full story - June 22, 2021
An Indigenous protester aims his bow an arrow at police outside Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
Nearly 1,000 members of tribes across Brazil are camped in the country’s capital to defend land rights currently under legislative review in Congress and the Supreme Court.
Full story - June 22, 2021
A member of the National Guard, center, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to a farmworker.
With lagging vaccine campaigns and threats of the new delta variant, some world leaders are prompted to impose vaccine mandates.
Full story - June 22, 2021
A large sea turtle is shown swimming just above the coral reef in a photograph taken from below the animal and the light of the sun above.
Top of The World: Australia plans to fight a UNESCO proposal to add the Great Barrier Reef to it’s list of World Heritage sites “in danger.” And, Belarus has responded to new Western sanctions by saying they border on a “declaration of economic war.” Also, the WHO says more than half of poorer countries receiving doses through COVAX do not have enough supplies.
Full story - June 21, 2021
Four caskets are covered with the Canadian flag of red and white as mourners look on.
Nathaniel Veltman has been charged with murder in the case of the Azfaal family. Some legal experts say that adding the terrorism charge signals a shift in how Canada prosecutes those accused of terrorist activity.
Full episode - June 21, 2021
Iran's new President-elect Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a press conference
Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi said at his first press conference that the economy is a top priority and that nuclear negotiations should continue — but that he won’t meet with US President Joe Biden. And, a lot of people are thinking these days, “where’s my stuff?” During the pandemic, global supply chains have been out of whack, sometimes with devastating impacts. Also, one rural Thai district has the beefiest COVID-19 vaccination incentive yet: a live cow.
Full story - June 21, 2021
Shipping containers are stacked in the Port of New York and New Jersey in Elizabeth, New Jersey, May 20, 2021.
Everyone has stories over the past year about hard-to-find items due to disrupted global supply chains — sometimes with devastating effects.