Full story - October 09, 2018
two women standing
Sexual assault in the hotel industry is a global issue. Housekeepers here in the US are campaigning for more protections in the workplace.
Full episode - October 04, 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov are shown walking past a marble floor depicting a bat at the new GRU military intelligence headquarters building in Russia.
Russia has again been accused of cyberattacks around the world. Also, Vice President Mike Pence warns China that the US will not back down from Chinese intimidation. And, Facebook's effort to combat disinformation in Brazil's election campaign.
Full story - October 04, 2018
Brazil's President Michel Temer with "FAKE" spelled out behind his head
This election, the work of fact-checking organizations is being amplified by a new partner: Facebook. It is part of the social media giant’s push to assure users it is taking misinformation campaigns in elections seriously. In September, Facebook announced it was dedicating its own “War Room” in Menlo Park to preventing election interference in Brazil — one of its five biggest markets.
Full story - October 04, 2018
A muddy river runs through a green landscape. On one side are trees and a dense forest; the other is bare.
Indigenous people are engaged in a fierce battle to defend the Amazon forest from illegal logging, and it’s working. Deforestation in indigenous territories is much lower than in other areas. But those efforts are fraught with danger.
Full story - October 03, 2018
Takuya Yokota in Tokyo in November 2017. He continues to speak out about North Korea's abduction of his sister in 1977.
Last year at the UN General Assembly, Donald Trump brought up the issue of the Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea. This year, he praised North Korea's leader for his courage.
Full story - October 03, 2018
This is a 2016 photo of the guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur operating in the South China Sea. The ship was involved in a near collision early this week with a Chinese warship, according to the US military.
There’s a high stakes game of chicken going on in the South China Sea, and neither the US nor China is showing any sign of backing down.
Full episode - October 03, 2018
People are shown waiting in line with the Supreme Court in the background.
As the FBI gets ready to wrap up its investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's past, we ask which other countries appoint justices for lifetime positions on their highest courts? Also, did you receive the test alert from US President Donald Trump on Wednesday on your mobile phone? We explore other alert systems around the world. And, the back story on a naval confrontation between China and the US.
Full story - October 05, 2018
A dry brown patch of land is dotted with trees
Brazil’s leading climatologist wants to change the way businesses view the Amazon. If standing trees become more valuable than cleared land, the forest can recover and continue to absorb greenhouse gases.
Full story - October 08, 2018
The Uluru rock formation is seen off in the distance with the sun rising across the sky.
For decades, the Aboriginal community has politely asked tourists not to climb Uluru, one of their most sacred sites. Beginning in October 2019, the site will finally be closed to climbing.
Full story - October 02, 2018
Republican vice-presidential candidate U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan speaking in front of the campaign's "national debt clock" in Dover, New Hampshire September 18, 2012. 
Just a few years ago, Republican Party leaders couldn’t stop warning us about the perils of the debt. But once in power, their voices have gone silent. The US is now one of the most indebted nations on earth.

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