Full story - November 08, 2019
A large group of people are shown climbing on the Berlin Wall on the night it was opened.
The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was a historic moment for East Germans, with a "before" and "after" that resonates 30 years later. The World’s Carol Hills asked three former East Germans to recall how it all went down.
Full story - November 08, 2019
People stand in voting booth casting ballots
Security experts say election infrastructure in the US could be vulnerable to the types of hacking operations that took place in the lead-up to the 2016 election.
Full story - November 07, 2019
Muslim American candidates across the country are celebrating wins in races for city councils, school boards and state legislatures — a few in traditionally Republican areas. But the candidates often pay a price.
Full story - November 07, 2019
A protester uses a flagpole to strike the head of a statue that lays in the street
Indigenous protesters in Chile took down statues of Spanish colonizers and other heroes during demonstrations last week. Local media called the destruction acts of vandalism, but the Mapuche, the largest Indigenous group in Chile, are demanding more political autonomy and representation.
Full story - November 07, 2019
Demonstrators and tuk-tuk drivers are seen on a bridge during ongoing anti-government protests, in Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 4, 2019.
Since October, hundreds of young protesters have taken to the streets in Baghdad, as well as a few other cities in Iraq. They are asking for an overhaul of the government and accusing ruling elites of corruption and being out of touch with the public.
Full episode - November 07, 2019
A close-up photo of an iPhone launching the blue Twitter app.
The US Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia. According to an unsealed criminal complaint, two former Twitter employees allegedly accessed the data of dissidents criticizing the Saudi government. And, a Somali American who became the youngest person ever to be elected to the Lewiston City Council in Maine endured hate attacks from online trolls around the US during her campaign. Plus, what 415 hours of home movies reveal about life in East Germany before the Berlin Wall came down.
Full story - November 06, 2019
A woman holds a video camera in her hand in a black and white photo
A unique, online archive of home films shot in the GDR is casting a new light on the extinct country and the lives of its citizens.
Full story - November 06, 2019
Belonging to China, but gifted with a more liberal legal system, Hong Kong is in the throes of a self-proclaimed “revolution.” Its adherents say they are simply fighting for basic rights such as free speech and fair elections.
Full episode - November 06, 2019
A large group of protesters are shown blocking a bridge in Baghdad.
Iraq is experiencing the biggest wave of anti-government demonstrations in decades and motorized rickshaws are becoming a symbol of the protests, as the tuk-tuks cart away the wounded. Also, it's been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin wall — we have a story about how West Germans once tried to tunnel underneath. Plus, how everybody's a loser when it comes to the US-China trade war.
Full story - November 05, 2019
The 90-minute film “Lionheart” was acquired by Netflix, and is in English, other than the 11 minutes of dialogue in the Igbo language of eastern Nigeria.