Full story - October 25, 2021
A nurse prepares a syringe for a patient infected with the coronavirus in the intensive care unit at the Syrian American Medical Society Hospital
As part of The World's series of conversations on the coronavirus pandemic with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon will moderate a discussion about a pandemic ceasefire to vaccinate people in conflict zones.
Full episode - October 22, 2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speak during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.
Over the past decade, the Israeli government has been cozying up to Moscow. On Friday, new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett traveled to Russia for the first time and met with President Vladimir Putin at a resort in Sochi, Russia, to discuss Israel and Russia's “special relationship.” Also, the Netflix series “Squid Game” is a dark comedy about a competition that emerges from Korean culture, but has widespread appeal. We speak to a psychiatrist who explains why the new show resonates so far and wide beyond South Korea. And, since the summer, Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko has been sending Syrian and Iraqi migrants across its borders into EU countries such as Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. The Lukashenko regime has also continued to clamp down on political dissent, this week raiding one of the few independent news outlets, Novy Chas.
Full story - October 22, 2021
Members of the South Korean Confederation of Trade Unions wearing masks and costumes inspired by the Netflix original Korean series "Squid Game" attend a rally demanding job security in Seoul, South Korea
The new Netflix psychological thriller series "Squid Game" is intense and brutal — but it's also fiction. Why does it have such far-reaching impact around the world? Psychiatrist Jean Kim discusses the history of the Koreas and how it affects today's popular culture with The World's host Marco Werman.
Full story - October 22, 2021
Pep González, a longtime mushroom forager, on a hunt for mushrooms in the forest.
This year, mushroom-hunting season is more anticipated than ever after last year’s strict quarantine measures kept most people in their own municipalities for the entire winter. The tradition is particularly strong in the northeast region of Catalonia. 
Full story - October 22, 2021
People wade past a flooded area in Dipayal Silgadhi, Nepal.
More than 200 people die from flooding in Nepal, while dozens remain missing. Also, Ethiopian government forces conduct airstrikes on the Tigray regional capital of Mekele. And, a popular Russian newspaper shuts down in Belarus after authorities arrest a member of its staff there.
Full episode - October 21, 2021
Hard-right political talk-show star Eric Zemmour gestures as he talks during a meeting to promote his latest book i
So far, many have considered France's presidential election next April a close race between President Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. But recently, far-right columnist and TV commentator Eric Zemmour has been soaring in opinion polls, throwing the race wide open. And, court battles are keeping the Biden administration from completely undoing the Trump-era "Remain in Mexico" policy. It's kept thousands of asylum-seekers waiting in Mexican border towns while their asylum petitions move through US courts. Plus, blues-rock musician Pascal Danaë and his trio, "Delgrès," has a new album called “4 a.m.” Danaë tells us about how his ancestors in Guadeloupe, and seeing his great-great-grandmother's affidavit of her freedom from slavery in 1841, influenced the trio's new album. 
Full story - October 21, 2021
A health worker inoculates a man next to a banner thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine at a government hospital in New Delhi, India
India administers 1 billion COVID-19 vaccinations, while Russia implements new restrictions as cases and deaths soar. Also, the government of Eswatini has directed mobile operators to suspend Facebook and its messenger app amid protests against King Mswati III. And, several countries have called on the UN to downplay the need to move away from a dependence on fossil fuels.
Full story - October 20, 2021
Pascal Danaë and his blues-rock trio, Delgrés band.
Pascal Danaë, who founded the band Delgrès, often draws inspiration from his Guadeloupean roots and his parents' immigrant and working-class background. The group's latest album is "4 a.m.," the time when most factory workers, like his father, wake up to start their long day.
Full story - October 20, 2021
Senators Omar Aziz, sitting left, and Eduardo Braga, right, read a part of a report by a Senate commission that investigated the government's management of the COVID-19 pandemic at the Federal Senate in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021.
According to leaked portions of the Senate commission's report, the Bolsonaro government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the deaths of 600,000 people. The president is accused of committing nine crimes, including malfeasance, preventing health measures, illegal use of public funds and crimes against humanity. 
Full episode - October 20, 2021
A plaque reads in Portuguese "603,324 lives lost to COVID-19" in front of Senator Renan Calheiros during the session by a Senate committee investigating the handling of the pandemic by the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro.
A Brazilian Senate Commission investigating President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the COVID-19 crisis in Brazil issued its final report on Wednesday, accusing him of crimes against humanity. The 1,200-page report details malfeasance, the blocking of needed health measures, and the illegal use of public funds. And in Syria, two roadside bombs that detonated under a bridge hit a bus in Damascus on Wednesday, killing 14 people. It’s a sign that despite the Assad government’s recent efforts to normalize relations abroad, Syria’s civil war still rages. Also, after days of speculation, North Korea says it had test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine in order to enhance its undersea capabilities. It's the first such launch since 2016, and it comes as the US, South Korea and Japan meet to discuss restarting talks with Pyongyang.

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