Full episode - July 29, 2019
Rep. John Ratcliffe is shown speaking behind a microphone and wearing a blue suit coat with a pink tie.
President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican who strongly defended him at a recent congressional hearing, to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence. What kind of impact will this change have with intelligence agencies of our allies? Also, Hong Kong police have appeared to rely more and more on tear gas against civilians to disrupt street protests. Yet, most countries have agreed not to use it — even as a weapon of war on the battlefield. Plus, it's pure joy in Colombia after Egan Bernal won the Tour de France, becoming the first winner from South America. The 22-year-old is the youngest rider to win the race in 110 years.
Full story - July 29, 2019
Two men sit at a desk and sign a paper
The INF treaty between the US and Russia, two nuclear superpowers, slowed down the nuclear arms race. On Aug. 2, that treaty will come to an end. 
Full story - July 29, 2019
people crossing street
Much of the Western media narrative on China's social credit system has been outright false. As part of a collaboration between Wired magazine and The World, we take a look at what the system actually looks like, and how it really works.
Full story - July 26, 2019
Image of young Vladimir Putin with Russian text
A new project aims to translate never-before-published Soviet-era KGB espionage manuals into English.
Full episode - July 25, 2019
The shadows of five people are shown on a wall with a chainlink fence in the nearground.
The White House vows to fight a federal judge's decision to block one of President Donald Trump's new immigration rules. The decision puts a temporary stop to a rule introduced last week barring most asylum applications at the US-Mexico border. Also, North Korea has seized a Russian fishing boat within its territorial waters. The seizure says a lot about the richness of the fisheries off North Korea, but also about their importance to the North Korean economy, which is under stress due to international sanctions. Plus, former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo talks about his efforts to raise awareness about Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Full story - July 25, 2019
An asteroid breaking into little pieces in space.
Kris Stanek monitors the sky for the group All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae, or ASAS-SN, at The Ohio State University. The group observed the giant space rock, known as Asteroid 2019 OK, just before it passed by Earth. 
Full story - July 25, 2019
Congolese man in blue suit holds a basketball
In a recent public service announcement produced by Mutombo for DR Congo, he speaks directly into the camera and tells viewers that Ebola is real and offers tips on how to prevent it and get treatment.
Full story - July 25, 2019
A woman sits at a table and writes on a notepad.
The Turkish Medical Association warns that the country is at risk for outbreaks of preventable diseases that have already been eradicated in Turkey due to the increase in anti-vaccine messaging and vaccine rejection by parents.
Full story - July 24, 2019
A woman with a Puerto Rican flag painted on her face looks at the camera.
Puerto Rican singer iLe is one of many high-profile artists who've spoken out in support of the protesters in Puerto Rico. And one of her songs titled “Afilando Los Cuchillos” or “Sharpening the Knives” is part of the soundtrack for Puerto Rico’s political crisis.

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