Full story - April 20, 2021
Two cemetery workers are shown pulling a casket on wheels with ceremonial green smoke surrounding them.
With several vaccines approved, health authorities around the world are racing to inoculate populations before new, potentially more dangerous variants of the coronavirus spread. What are the implications of the COVID-19 variants? As part of The World's regular series of conversations on the pandemic, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Harvard epidemiologist Michael Mina.
Full story - April 19, 2021
Alexei Navalny wears a plaid shirt and looks a bit startled with his eyes widened at the camera.
Vladimir Milov tells The World that after the third week of Navalny's hunger strike in prison, "there is a grave danger to his health."
Full episode - April 19, 2021
Two uniformed police stand before a crowd of protesters holding banners and signs
French lawmakers passed a bill that could punish anyone sharing images or videos of police officers with the intent to cause "psychological or physical" harm. And, Russian dissident Alexei Navalny has been taken to a prison hospital following a three-week hunger strike and deteriorating health. Can the US intervene? Also, the long-awaited travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand is now open, allowing Aussies to travel to New Zealand without a required two-week quarantine.
Full story - April 19, 2021
African American Mayor Mike Elliott poses in a dark gray suit
Mayor Mike Elliott talks to Marco Werman about how his childhood in Liberia prepared him for this leadership moment — as his city grapples with the killing of Daunte Wright, and braces for the George Floyd verdict.
Full story - April 19, 2021
A soccer ball with stars on it rests on a green field near a white line and a soccer ball on the other side.
In today's Top of the Word: Breakaway European soccer clubs launch new league; Russian dissident Alexei Navalny hospitalized after third week of hunger strike; New Zealand and Australia create two-way travel bubble with quarantine-free travel.
Full story - April 16, 2021
Table top tennis players compete in front of a large blue banner
The 1971 Table Tennis World Championship featuring US and Chinese teams has never been forgotten. Now, original players are calling for renewed diplomacy as tensions continue to mount between the two countries.
Full story - April 16, 2021
IA Rehman, center, an official from the Human Rights Commission addresses a news conference, in Islamabad, Pakistan, July 16, 2018. Rehman, an iconic Pakistani human rights defender and former editor, has died in the eastern city of Lahore after a brief i
​​​​I.A. Rehman opposed dictators and supported minorities, despite threats and constant danger.
Full story - April 16, 2021
Free Peru party presidential candidate Pedro Castillo, from left, daughter Alondra, son Arnold and wife Lilia Paredes, pray before eating breakfast, in their home in Chugur, Peru, April 16, 2021. Castillo, a rural teacher, who has proposed rewriting Peru'
The two will go head-to-head in a second round of voting on June 6, with a majority of voters disappointed in their options.
Full story - April 16, 2021
A 91-year-old white woman with gray hair, wearing glasses and a pink top, sits on a sofa and reads a newsletter.
The pandemic hit retirement homes hard. “Fridays with Edison,” a newsletter written in the voice of a 2-year-old, has kept residents at one Toronto retirement home inspired and connected.

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