The Russian capital’s first queer dance festival hopes to change attitudes toward the LGBTQ community in a country where pride marches are illegal and LGBTQ-related hate crimes are on the rise.
From The World and PRX, this is The Number in the News. Today’s number: 10,000. Zaatari, a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, has quickly turned into a city of 80,000 people since opening in 2012. Water can be scarce and the desert soil is too poor to cultivate anything, making nutritious food a hard resource to come by. But scientists from the University of Sheffield in England have a solution. They're teaching refugees how to grow food by using old foam mattresses instead of soil. They have 10,000 mattresses on hand, and the UN Refugee Agency is training people how to use them. It’s working at the refugee camp, and it could be a solution used in cities around the world.
The United States runs the world’s biggest immigration detention system. A new law in California is trying to shrink it with mixed results.
The new coronavirus outbreak centering in China, has led to the spread of a deluge of information, both reliable and unreliable. The WHO calls it an "infodemic." What do we know and don't know about COVID-19? The World’s Elana Gordon hosted a Facebook Live on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 with Dr. Michael Mina of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Last weekend, young Latinos gathered in Houston, Texas, to hear from presidential candidates. Their message? To win in November and turn Texas purple, candidates need to prioritize voters of color.
As Lebanon’s economy has deteriorated in recent months, many migrant workers have gone unpaid. Owed months or even years’ worth of wages, they are unable to afford plane tickets home and often have nowhere else to go.
A newly leaked database provides further evidence that China's detention of the Muslim minority group is based on religion, family ties and retrospective punishment for arbitrary infractions, like having at some point worn a veil, grown a long beard, or being an "untrustworthy person born in a certain decade." Uighur activist Jewher Ilham spoke to The World's Marco Werman about the detention and surveillance of Uighurs in China.
Telemundo's climate correspondent Vanessa Hauc will co-moderate the debate in Las Vegas. "The people that have the least are the ones that are going to be more affected" by climate change, she said.
The Hou family’s trip to China last month was supposed to be a routine visit to renew their US employment visas. Then the coronavirus hit.