Full story - August 28, 2019
Category-1 strength winds bend palm trees as Hurricane Dorian slams into St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands on Aug. 28, 2019.
Trump slammed "corrupt" politicians in Puerto Rico, which is still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. As the island now faces Hurricane Dorian, a power grid official says they have 'prepared on various fronts' for the storm.
Full episode - August 28, 2019
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is shown standing behind two small microphones with his mouth open speaking.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a surprise move on Wednesday to suspend parliament. Some critics are calling it "constitutional outrage." What could this mean as Britain moves faster toward a "no-deal" Brexit? And, a US peace deal with the Taliban is reportedly close to completion. Also, a visit to a village in northern Thailand, where a settlement started by Chinese anti-Communist nationalists ended up as a hip tourist destination.
Full story - August 28, 2019
Mae Salong
Former CIA-backed guerrillas — rivals of Chairman Mao Zedong — are now embracing the tourism industry, years after setting up the arteries and networks that sustain the Golden Triangle drug trade to this day.
Full story - August 28, 2019
A woman with long hair and earrings smiles
Chile's private health insurance company, Isapres, doesn't want to insure sick people, says María Pilar Iturrieta, a lawyer in Santiago, who was denied health insurance for her daughter born with a cleft lip.
Full story - August 27, 2019
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
European parties to the deal are struggling to calm the deepening confrontation between Iran and the United States since US President Donald Trump pulled Washington out last year.
Full episode - August 27, 2019
A man wearing a have is shown in the near ground, black in shadow, with a brigh orange fire seen in the distance.
As Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continues to feud with world leaders, fires in the Amazon continue to destroy large swathes of the rainforest. Plus, European nations are approaching the threat of opioid addiction. And, as another big storm heads toward Puerto Rico, memories are still fresh of the poor response by government agencies after Hurricane Maria in 2017. We check with people on the island about how they're preparing right now.
Full story - August 27, 2019
Firefighters extinguish a fire in Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Brazil, on August 25, 2019.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro refused the G7 offer to help battle wildfires in the Amazon, but firefighters have expressed concern about lacking infrastructure.
Full story - August 27, 2019
people underwater in scuba gear
The risk of migrants dying in the Mediterranean Sea is higher than it’s ever been — 15% of migrants who boarded boats in North Africa bound for Italy in the first six months of this year drowned. 
Full story - August 26, 2019
Soldiers in white tanks on a road
Israeli troops on the northern border with Lebanon are on high alert after a drone attack in Beirut's southern suburbs. Israel has not claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Iranian-backed Lebanese militia, Hezbollah, is threatening imminent military action.
Full episode - August 26, 2019
A soldier is shown walking next to a large tank with another tank in the background.
Israel has been bombing Syria for several years. But recent airstrikes appear to be a different issue. Also, how indigenous leaders in the Brazilian Amazon deal with the threat of wildfires. Plus, it's been a hot summer for many people around the globe — including Japan where air conditioning is viewed differently than in the US.

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