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.
Full episode - September 18, 2020
A young child is shown wearing shorts and a t-shirt walking past a barbed-wire fence and white UNHCR tents.
An effort is underway to relocate the approximately 12,000 migrants and refugees who have been camping in the streets of Lesbos into a new camp. And, 29 German police officers have been suspended for sharing pictures of Adolf Hitler and depictions of refugees in gas chambers on their phones. Also, an appreciation of the blues connection between Malian guitarist Ali Farka Touré and Jimi Hendrix, who died of a drug overdose 50 years ago today in London.
Full story - September 18, 2020
In this file photo, a mural depicting messages against sexual harassment and reading "safe cities" in Arabic script is seen on a highway in Cairo, Egypt, Sept. 3, 2018.
The government cites conservative values as the reason for policing music and dancing clips on the trendy video-sharing platform.
Full episode - September 18, 2020
Three candle jars with colorful labels
From The World and PRX, this is The Number in the News. Today’s number: 3. Watching a movie at home these days doesn't come with quite the same potpourri of aromas you'd get from going out to a movie theater, such as popcorn butter, recirculated air and the wrinkly hot dogs at the concession stand. A London candle shop called Earl of East wants to bring these aromas back into your life. They've created a new line of three candles called “Scents of Normality.”
Full story - September 18, 2020
People wearing protective face masks walk in a busy street in Paris as France reinforces mask-wearing in public places as part of efforts to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across Europe, Sept. 18, 2020.
Across much of Europe, the Middle East and beyond, the coronavirus appears to be making a resurgence. Taiwan scrambled fighter jets and deployed an air defense missile system Friday to counter 18 Chinese aircraft. And the Trump administration has issued new rules to cripple the TikTok and WeChat apps.

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