Full story - May 04, 2021
Two subway cars are show fallen from an elevated train track with rescue workers all around.
Top of The World: A section of a subway overpass of the Mexico City metro collapsed late Monday night, sending two cars of a passenger train onto traffic. And, US President Joe Biden signed an emergency presidential determination formally raising the country's cap on refugee admissions from 15,000 to 62,500 this year. Also, COVAX is getting a boost from US biotechnology company Moderna.
Full story - May 03, 2021
A group of men, mostly white, march with a US flag along a bridge.
Two months after being designated a terrorist organization in Canada, the group has disbanded, saying that it never posed a threat, as claimed by Ottawa officials.
Full story - May 03, 2021
Two people are shown standing at a railing next to a body of water where the Olympic rings are in the destance illuminated in white.
After an 11-month review process, the International Olympic Committee’s 17-person Athletes' Commission has reiterated their support for a ban on protests and demonstrations at official ceremonies, on the field of play and on podiums. But commission chair Kirsty Coventry says defining what the punishment for these protests looks like is not her responsibility. The World's Bianca Hillier reports on how this may play out in Tokyo this summer.
Full episode - May 03, 2021
A COVID-19 patient is shown strapped to a yellow gurney with several medical staff moving along side in a blurred motion photograph.
Doctors around the world are working to understand “long COVID” — a lingering range of symptoms that persists in some people after they have initially recovered from COVID-19 illness. As part of The World's regular series of conversations with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health about the pandemic, and as a special in our podcast feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Dr. Andrew Chan who addressed long COVID.
Full story - May 03, 2021
Several security authorities are shown wearing police uniforms and medical face masks while standing behind a general election banner.
Top of The World: Amid an unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party suffered a defeat on Sunday. And, rescue on Sunday responded to reports of a 40-foot capsized boat that had broken apart near the city’s coast — a vessel suspected of human smuggling. Also, police in Frankfurt, Germany, said they have arrested several suspects believed to have run a child pornography site.
Full story - April 30, 2021
Woman in green dress and man in black suit hold up Oscars
South African Oscar-winning "My Octopus Teacher" draws attention to human connectivity with nature and environmental issues.
Full episode - April 30, 2021
A group of emergency medical professionals are shown with a ambulance in the background.
Tens of thousands of religious Jews gathered in northern Israel to celebrate the annual holiday of Lag BaOmer. A stampede in a steep, tunnel-like passageway started when people slipped and fell, creating a deadly crush. And, elections in India continued this week despite the massive surge in COVID-19 cases. Also, the gun culture in both Brazil and the US is similar, but the current leaders in both nations are addressing the topic differently.
Full story - April 30, 2021
Leonid Volkov wears a white shirt and raises his hand in the air while speaking in front of a blue and white background.
Leonid Volkov joins The World from Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, to give an update on Alexei Navalny's health status and the future of their political opposition movement in Russia, after being designated as "extremists."
Full story - April 30, 2021
Black and white cover of composer Arooj Aftab
In her latest record, “Vulture Prince,” Pakistani composer Arooj Aftab uses words from Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib and 11th-century Persian poet Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī, alongside electronic samples and touches of jazz trumpet.