Full story - September 22, 2020
The United Nations headquarters is seen during the 75th annual UN General Assembly high-level debate, which is being held mostly virtually due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in New York, US, Sept. 21, 2020.
Annual addresses by world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly kick off Tuesday, China has significantly expanded its mass labor program in the Tibet region, and almost 100 whales have died off the coast of Tasmania.
Full story - September 21, 2020
Since the fire that engulfed Moria camp on Lesbos island nearly two weeks ago, more than 500 of the 12,000 displaced migrants and refugees have been taking shelter at a center run by Team Humanity, a nonprofit humanitarian organization. 
Greek authorities have moved almost all of the 12,000 displaced migrants and refugees on Lesbos island into a new camp after the Moria camp where they were living was destroyed by fire.
Full story - September 21, 2020
Venice’s Grand Canal was for centuries a thoroughfare for the global shipping trade on the ancient Silk Road.
Italian populists—skeptical of the value of EU membership—drove Italy to become the first G7 country to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Then the pandemic brought generous EU aid, leaving Italy to reassess who its real friends are and how best to help its economy.
Full story - September 21, 2020
A technician works in the lab at Visby Medical, makers of a new COVID-19 test kit, in San Jose, Calif., Aug. 28, 2020. 
While some advanced economies in Europe and the Americas are struggling mightily with COVID-19, a few notable industrialized societies that could provide a roadmap for the US to improve its capacity to manage the pandemic, says Dr. Atul Gawande.
Full story - September 21, 2020
Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in a ranch amongst smoke in the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland, in Pocone, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, Aug. 28, 2020.  
Over 7 million acres of the Pantanal has gone up in smoke — roughly 50% more than all of the land that has burned so far along the entire US West Coast.
Full episode - September 21, 2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is shown sitting in a tan-color armchair and wearing a dark jacket with large buttons on the front.
In the early 1960s, long before she was a Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg traveled to Sweden to research a book project with legal scholar Anders Bruzelius. Her time there shaped her views on equality and the law. Also, surgeon and author Dr. Atul Gawande says nations such as South Korea have implemented successful COVID-19 testing and safety procedures that the US could easily emulate. And, in a stunning climax to the Tour de France, a 22-year-old cyclist beat his older countryman and became the first Slovenian to win cycling's most prestigious race.
Full story - September 21, 2020
the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wears a bright red suit jacket
In the early 1960s, Ginsburg traveled to Sweden, and learned Swedish, to work on a law project with a Swedish scholar, Anders Bruzelius. Her observations of Swedish society opened up her eyes to the possibilities for women's equality in the United States.
Full story - September 21, 2020
A young boy is shown wearing a red mask and holding a pencil while sitting on a mat next to a tree outside for school.
With fall underway, millions of students and teachers in the United States are adjusting to the new normal of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. For college students, living on campus has also brought new challenges. As part of our regular series of conversations on the pandemic, The World's global health reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with healthy buildings expert Joseph Allen.
Full story - September 21, 2020
A group of musicians of color wearing all black clothing stand on stage with their instruments
In October, the Royal Festival Hall will feature 21 classical composers of color in its first season since the country's first lockdown this spring.
Full story - September 21, 2020
The skyscraper headquarters of Germany's Deutsche Bank are pictured in Frankfurt, Germany, Sept. 21, 2020.
Global banks are back in the spotlight for their role in facilitating corruption, fraud and money laundering. The primary opposition leader from Belarus pressed the European Union to enact sanctions on officials in Minsk. And a simulated attack video released on Weibo by the Chinese air force appeared to show nuclear-capable, long-range H-6 bombers launching a missile at a US base.