Full episode - April 13, 2021
A man is shown among a crowd of protesters wearing a dark jacket, hat and face mask with his right hand in the air.
President Joe Biden announced a new deadline to pull American troops out of Afghanistan for Sept. 11, 2021. It's an important development in the push to end a nearly 20-year war. And, the tension between Russia and Ukraine continues to build as tens of thousands of Russian troops have amassed along Ukraine's border. Now Ukraine, the US and Europe are on alert. Also, the government of Japan announced on Tuesday plans to release treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.
Full story - April 13, 2021
Almost 2,000 paleoburrows have been found across South America, mostly in the Brazilian states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, which border Uruguay and Argentina.
Across southern Brazil, thousands of tunnels dug by prehistoric animals have been discovered in recent years. It’s opening up a whole new branch of paleontology. But researchers face plenty of challenges in trying to study and preserve the paleoburrows. 
Full story - April 13, 2021
A person is shown wearing a dark vest and white shirt and walking with a cane into a facility with a Johnson & Johnson sign on the outside.
Top of The World: The CDC and the FDA are recommending a pause on the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine over blood clot concerns. And, the Japanese government announced it will start releasing tons of treated radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the ocean. Also, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expressed the alliance’s support for Ukraine on Tuesday follow a recent build up of Russian troops on the country's eastern border.
Full story - April 12, 2021
Soviet cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin is shown in a black and white portrait photograph wearing a space helmet with the visor open.
Author Stephen Walker discusses his biography on Yuri Gagarin with The World's host Marco Werman.
Full story - April 12, 2021
A hand holds up a cartoon in front of the Capitol dome of the Statue of Liberty hugging a Muslim hijabi girl.
Many refugees have already been vetted and approved for entry, but President Joe Biden has yet to make an official commitment to rebuilding the US refugee program. 
Full episode - April 12, 2021
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are shown each standing behind podiums with US and Israeli flags in the background.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Israel reiterating Washington’s commitment to the country. The visit came coincidently as news of an explosion emerged from Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility. And, voters in Ecuador have elected conservative businessman Guillermo Lasso as their new president. Also, Monday marks 60 years since Russian Yuri Gagarin’s first voyage into space.
Full story - April 12, 2021
A row of tall stainless steel centrifuges are shown.
Top of The World: Iran has blamed Israel on Monday for an act of “cybersabotage” that caused a blackout at the country’s Natanz nuclear facility. Also, Monday marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan and for the second time under coronavirus restrictions. And voters in Ecuador have rejected the leftist movement giving former banker Guillermo Lasso 53% of the vote and the presidency
Full story - April 09, 2021
A soldier on patrol in a neighborhood with a boat on the street.
In the last four months, a wave of violence has taken over much of the city, as two criminal groups, Los Chotas and Los Espartanos, vie for control.
Full story - April 09, 2021
At the entrance of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Headquarters, an Avaaz.org activist dressed as Eva Peron — also known as Evita — sings "Don't feed the greed Kristalina," an adaptation of "Don't cry for me Argentina" from the hit musical "Evita,"
In the last year, 86 countries have taken out $110 billion in emergency loans from the IMF, and many are struggling with the debt.
Full episode - April 09, 2021
A crowd of people are shown in the street with one man in the center fram wearing a scarf over his face.
COVID-19 cases are rising in India as its vaccination drive attempts to keep up. And, since President Joe Biden's first day in office, US-China relations have been both a priority and a concern. This week, Taiwan has been at the center of attention because China has revved up pressure there, with military exercises by air and sea. Also, new research shows Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica may be even more vulnerable than scientists realized.

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