Full story - July 15, 2020
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In a statement this week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the world will not allow Beijing to treat the South China Sea as its "maritime empire." Bonnie S. Glaser, senior director for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins The World's Carol Hills to discuss the significance of this policy shift and what it means for China-US relations. 
Full episode - July 15, 2020
Several students are show sitting on steps with the large Greek columns at the entrance of a college library are shown in the distance.
In a reversal, the Trump administration has abandoned a plan to strip international students of their visas if their coursework is entirely online. And, former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the US presidential race, outlined a climate plan on Tuesday that would spend $2 trillion over four years investing in clean-energy infrastructure. Plus, at the International Ninja Research Center, students learn ancient espionage tactics from feudal Japan — and unlearn all the bad history they may have picked up from movies and video games.
Full story - July 15, 2020
A police officer wearing a face mask asks for identification documents to a driver in one of the neighborhoods where the mayor's office decreed strict quarantine, amidst an outbreak of the coronavirus disease, in Bogota, Colombia, July 14, 2020.
Officials in Bogotá, Colombia are ordering residents in some boroughs to stay in their homes for two-week intervals in hopes that staggering a shutdown across swaths of the city will allow most economic activity to continue while slowing the rate of coronavirus infections. 
Full story - July 15, 2020
Luke DeBoer, left, and fiancée Ida Marie Rygg on a trip to Kjerag mountain in Norway. Closed borders during the coronavirus pandemic separated them for months.
Closed borders during the coronavirus pandemic have taken long-distance relationships to a whole new level. Now, some countries are providing sweet relief for cross-border couples. Norway's new rules took effect July 15.
Full story - July 15, 2020
US President Donald Trump is shown standing at a podium and wearing a blue suit and red tie.
President Donald Trump announced an end to Hong Kong's special status under US law on Tuesday. Also, a sculpture of a Black protester with her fist raised was erected overnight in Bristol, England, in place of the toppled statue of the 17th century English slave trader Edward Colston. And, former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the US presidential race, outlined a $2 trillion climate plan.
Full episode - July 14, 2020
Two women are shown sitting on a small curb and wearing hats and protective facemasks with two small white dogs also sitting nearby.
Contracting the coronavirus doesn't mean you're immune to catching it again, according to a new study from King's College London. And, the British government has banned Huawei from the county’s future 5G network. Also, the anonymous street artist, Banksy, has entered the mask debate with his latest work — a series of stencils on London's Underground that features his trademark rats struggling to come to terms with surgical masks.
Full story - July 14, 2020
Two llamas in a field.
Researchers discovered that a special type of antibody found in llamas could be vital in fighting the coronavirus infection in humans. The World speaks to professor James Naismith, the director of the Rosalind Franklin Institute in the UK, and lead researcher in a new study on llama antibodies.
Full story - July 14, 2020
A stenciled rat appears to be sneezing.
His latest work, titled “If you don't mask - you don't get,” is set in London's Underground and features spray-painted rats sneezing, wearing masks and using hand sanitizer.
Full story - July 14, 2020
Chanthon Bun, who was incarcerated for 23 years, part of that time in San Quentin State Prison in California, shows artwork from an origami course offered in the prison.
After spending almost his entire adult life in a cell, Chanthon Bun was released from prison July 1 and expected to be put in ICE custody for potential deportation. But ICE agents never showed up — and it may be due to a public campaign to keep immigrants out of ICE detention during the coronavirus pandemic.
Full story - July 14, 2020
Fedex Field, home of the Washington's NFL team in Landover, Maryland, is seen from Air Force One,  2013.
It’s a demand that Indigenous activists have been demanding for years. But it may be too early to call it a victory. “...Until we actually see what that replacement is, I think it’s probably too early to celebrate," said Tristan Ahtone, president of the Native American Journalists Association. "The team still could come back with native-themed imagery."

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