Full story - August 14, 2020
Several African women sit in a room with light blue walls, next to luggage and personal belongings.
Dozens of domestic workers have been stranded in Lebanon since last week's blast. Many have lost their jobs and homes. They say they have no money for plane tickets back to their countries. The coronavirus pandemic has made the situation even more complicated.
Full story - August 14, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris are seated prior to participating in a briefing on the pandemic from public health officials during a campaign stop in Wilmington, Del.
For many Indian Americans, Harris symbolizes the inherent multiculturalism that defines their lives in the US.
Full episode - August 14, 2020
A woman is shown holding an old Belarusian behind her back with a large crowd following in the street.
This week's federal election in Belarus reinstated the country's incumbent leader Alexander Lukashenko in a landslide, but it's widely believed the election was rigged, and mass protests and violent government crackdowns have followed. And, as many Indian Americans express excitement at the first major party ticket with an Indian background, some are saying the Biden-Harris ticket could do better on its position toward India. Also, the US Census Bureau confronted a logistical nightmare before the pandemic. And now that it’s ending its count one month early, the likelihood of undercounting of groups including Black, Latino, Asian and Indigenous populations has grown exponentially.
Full story - August 14, 2020
A blue and white census sign.
Kenneth Prewitt, who oversaw the nationwide tally in 2000, says that counting 56 million households amid a pandemic, along with a hurried census deadline, may "result in an unprecedented undercount."
Full story - August 14, 2020
Wearing a beige and black sweater, Belarusian opposition figure Veronika Tsepkalo stands on a roof deck in Moscow while in exile from her country.
Mass protests in Belarus have been met by violent crackdowns after the recent election. Veronika Tsepkalo, who helped create one of the largest expressions of dissent Belarus has seen in years, joined The World's host Marco Werman from Moscow to talk about the latest events.
Full episode - August 14, 2020
In this photograph taken from above, thousands of temportary shelters are shown across a wide arid area.
What impact has the coronavirus pandemic had on places of armed conflict or refugee settlements that are already fragile due to violence and deprivation? As part of our regular series discussing the pandemic and as a special podcast in The World's feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Jocelyn Kelly, director of the program on gender, rights and resilience at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.
Full story - August 14, 2020
A large group of men are shown sitting in a street with cardboard cutouts of President Donald Trump and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lay on the ground in front of them with shoes placed.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates look set to establish full normalization of relations. And, despite weeks of heavy rains and flooding that destroyed thousands of homes and buildings and even threatened a nuclear reactor, North Korea has rejected aid from the international community. Also, Spain has decided to shut nightclubs and ban outdoor smoking in an attempt to tamp down a resurgence of cases of the coronavirus in Western Europe.
Full story - August 13, 2020
Extinction Rebellion protestors march on the Dail (parliament) on Budget day in Dublin, Oct. 8, 2019.
The court battle, known as Climate Case Ireland, is one of many cases around the world of climate activists bringing their own country’s governments to court for insufficient action on climate change. 
Full episode - August 13, 2020
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is shown wearing a dark suit and blue tied while speaking into a microphone.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday that they will normalize diplomatic ties. Under the agreement, Israel has agreed to suspend its planned annexation of areas of the West Bank. And, as the coronavirus ravages the US, there are very few countries allowing Americans to cross their borders. But if you’re in the military, the US has bases in more than 70 countries — and they’re continuing to come and go. Also, history is full of examples of architecture changing in response to pandemics. But in Florence, Italy, the coronavirus has prompted the reemergence of "wine windows."
Full story - August 13, 2020
A woman holds a mobile phone up to her laptop screen in a video call showing various apps.
The video chat app allows a sighted volunteer to help out with reading thermostats, matching outfits or troubleshooting technology.