Full story - July 23, 2021
Tributes left outside the former home of Amy Winehouse in Camden, London, Friday, July 23, 2021, on the 10th anniversary of the iconic British singer's death from accidental alcohol poisoning.
British jazz and soul singer Amy Winehouse died 10 years ago on Friday. Host Marco Werman reflects on her talents.
Full story - July 23, 2021
A woman and a boy walk on the dried up riverbed of the Zayandeh Roud river that no longer runs under the 400-year-old Si-o-seh Pol bridge, named for its 33 arches, in Isfahan, Iran
Kaveh Madani, a senior fellow at Yale University and former deputy head of Iran's Department of Environment, joins The World's host Marco Werman to discuss some of the reasons behind Iran's latest water shortages.
Full episode - July 23, 2021
A man holds a girl as they pose for a photo in front of a large mural depicting Chinese President Xi Jinping, bottom center, and other Chinese leaders at a public square at the base of the Potala Palace in Lhasa in western China's Tibet Autonomous Region
China's President Xi Jinping has made a surprise visit this week to the contested, autonomous region of Tibet. And, in the tumultuous days since the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, some members of the Haitian diaspora are looking to play a role in shaping Haiti's future. Also, since US President Joe Biden announced the unconditional withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, the Taliban has continued to take over district after district. How much longer can the Afghan security forces hold the group back from taking over major cities like Kabul? And, on the 10th anniversary of the death of Amy Winehouse, host Marco Werman reflects on the British soul singer’s myriad talents.
Full story - July 23, 2021
Security personnel inspect a damaged vehicle where rockets were fired from in Kabul, Afghanistan
Since US President Joe Biden announced the unconditional withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan back in April, the Taliban has been taking over districts across Afghanistan. It has yet to reach major cities, such as Kabul, but how much longer can the Afghan security forces hold the group back?
Full story - July 23, 2021
Olympic athletes are shown on the white floor of a large oval stadium shown at night with colorful lighting and mostly empty seats.
Top of The World: Opening ceremonies for the long-awaited Summer Olympic Games kicked off in Tokyo. And, Haiti lays President Jovenel Moïse to rest, who was assassinated in his home on July 7, in a state funeral on Friday. Also, Chinese President Xi Jinping made an unannounced visit to Tibet, in his first trip as president.
Full story - July 22, 2021
A one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills is displayed. Early-stage abortions are legal in Thailand, but many doctors and nurses there refuse to do them.
Early-stage abortions are legal in Thailand, but many doctors and nurses there refuse to do them.
Full episode - July 22, 2021
In this March 16, 2020, file photo, vehicles enter the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel in Detroit to travel to Canada. 
On Aug. 9, Canada will reopen its land border to Americans who have been fully vaccinated. But Mexico isn't ready to lift its restrictions on nonessential travelers and neither is the US. And, Americans love ice cream, but in the past five years, the popularity of frozen treats in China has exploded. The country now has the largest ice cream market in the world. Also, while billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson have gotten lots of attention for their recent forays into space, there's another space race heating up — in Africa. And, we hear from fencer Aida Mohamed of Hungary, as she takes part in her 7th Olympic Games.
Full story - July 22, 2021
The Belgian men's team wears blue shirts during a tug of war competition.
Securing a spot at the Olympics isn’t a lifelong promise. The International Olympic Committee has cut sports like plunge-for-distance, tug of war and rope climbing out of the Games, but competitions have continued outside the Olympic ring.
Full story - July 22, 2021
Various ice cream flavors with Shanghai scallion noodle featured in the middle
As China experiments with frozen treats, people can now find popsicles shaped like the Great Wall of China, boba tea-flavored ice pops and even peppercorn-flavored ice cream. China's gelato shop owners say ice cream is gaining popularity the same way coffee did 30 years ago.
Full story - July 22, 2021
Woman in white fencing gear trains with her coach standing behind her wearing black
Aida Mohamed says she's putting in longer hours and she's more experienced, but she's as excited now as her first time at the Olympics in 1996. She joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about her fencing career and the bubbling anticipation as the Tokyo Games begin.

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