Full episode - February 24, 2021
A man is shown wearing a white t-shirt with "tea shirt" printed on it as he walks past large mural of a woman's face.
A review by the US Food and Drug Administration found Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine shot for the coronavirus is safe and effective — sending a strong positive signal throughout the world. So, what does that mean for the pandemic? And, in a landmark ruling, a German court convicted a Syrian intelligence officer for aiding and abetting torture and abuse in Syria. Also, a herd of 20 plains bison have been released on Poundmaker Cree Nation territory in Saskatchewan, Canada. It's been 150 years since plains bison last roamed there.
Full story - February 24, 2021
A large pallet is shown covered in a white wrapping with the logo for COVAX posted on the side.
Top of The World: The United Nations-backed COVAX initiative on Wednesday delivered its first shipment of coronavirus vaccine to the West African nation of Ghana. And, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the US will vie for a seat at the UN Human Rights Council, suggesting a re-prioritization of human rights at the center of US foreign policy. Also, Eyad Al-Gharib, a former Syrian intelligence officer, was convicted by a German court of being accessory to crimes against humanity.
Full story - February 23, 2021
A nurse administers a shot to an elderly man wearing a white T-shirt and black pants at his home.
Mexico's vaccine rollout has been slow and cumbersome. Mexican residents with US citizenship, permanent residency or valid visas are starting to take matters into their own hands.
Full episode - February 23, 2021
A man is shown wearing a black puffy jacket while hold the hand of a child wearing a red puffy jacket.
China's goal is to inoculate about 70% of its population. That's nearly a billion people, and it's got a big challenge. And, widespread protests have erupted every night for the last week in Spain protesting — and often clashing with police — over the imprisonment of rapper Pablo Hasél. Also, archaeologists have unearthed a large-scale brewery in Egypt dating back 5,000 years.
Full story - February 23, 2021
A delivery driver wearing a mask organizes food packages outside.
With the pandemic mostly behind them now, along with a lack of data around the efficacy of Chinese vaccines, many citizens are taking the “wait-and-see” approach to getting vaccinated.
Full story - February 23, 2021
Demonstrators march near the Arch of Triumph during a protest condemning the arrest of rap artist Pablo Hasél in Barcelona, Feb. 22, 2021.
Over the past week, thousands of protesters rallied in rapper Pablo Hasél’s defense while hundreds of artists — including Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar and actor Javier Bardem — signed petitions calling for his release.
Full story - February 23, 2021
A protester is shown holding a large sign the has the words, "Stop China's Genocide" on it.
Top of The World: Canada’s House of Commons voted Monday to declare China’s treatment of Uighurs in the country’s western Xinjiang region genocide. And, Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was arrested on Monday. Also, Facebook will lift a ban imposed a week ago on viewing and sharing news stories on the platform in Australia.
Full story - February 22, 2021
Presidential candidate Yaku Pérez greets supporters as he leads a protest march to Quito, in Latacunga, Ecuador, Feb. 22, 2021. Pérez, who came in a close third in the recent elections, has alleged fraud after the results indicated he had fallen just shor
​​​​​​​Over the weekend, the country’s electoral council announced the top two candidates who will be headed to a runoff on April 11. But there have been accusations of fraud by the third-place candidate.
Full story - February 22, 2021
A woman in shown in shadow bending over near dozens of small red flags in the ground.
The emergence of coronavirus variants raises questions about ongoing efforts to slow the pandemic. The World's Elana Gordon moderated a live discussion with Harvard epidemiologist William Hanage that explored the implications of the new variants and vaccine effectiveness.
Full story - February 22, 2021
An Indian British woman wears a face mask and receives a shot in her arm with someone wearing purple gloves.
The coronavirus death toll is higher in minority communities as many are working front-line jobs. Health inequalities, housing conditions and structural racism are also key factors.